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Our key strength in delivering the highest quality recruitment service comes from the depth and breadth of the experience of our Consultants. Only individuals with legal industry experience are invited to join EVANSPETERSEN Legal

What this means for our candidates is that when you deal with EVANSPETERSEN Legal you are dealing with individuals:

  • who have devoted their entire professional careers to working in the legal industry and will continue to do so
  • who deeply understand lawyers and legal career management
  • who’s longevity and continued success in the market is testament to their quality of service, advice and values
  • who understand the nuances of the legal market, it’s trends and cycles
  • who’s extensive industry relationships, networks and referral base give you access to an enormous selection of current roles with many of the best organisations in the market.

At EVANSPETERSEN Legal we aim to deliver a recruitment process with a higher degree of expertise, care and consideration than you may have experienced from other consultants who only pursue short-term careers in the legal recruitment market.


Who do we act for?

At EVANSPETERSEN Legal our clients are top tier, mid size, boutique and small firms as well as significant listed and private companies and government entities.

We act for lawyers at all levels of the profession and have particular experience in Partner level recruitment and practice mergers. Our consultants have been involved in some of the most important, high profile in-house appointments in Queensland and are widely regarded as being the authority on in-house legal recruitment.

Typically we also regularly place – General Managers, paralegals, Compliance professionals, Precedent and Knowledge Managers, HR Managers, Marketing/Business Development Managers and Shared Services personnel.

And, uniquely in the market, under EVANSPETERSEN Legal Executive we offer tailored strategies and career advice specifically for senior level lawyers, generally experienced Senior Associates and above. The roles advertised under the EVANSPETERSEN Executive brand are generally only for roles with salaries above $200,000 where our clients are looking to make strategic, business imperative appointments and where our high level of professionalism and expertise are required.


What do we do for our Candidates?

At EVANSPETERSEN Legal we know how important and difficult it can be to make the right choice for your career – particularly where good candidates are faced with a wide range of career opportunities. We also know how many industry Consultants will ‘sell’ you a role because it suits their needs, not yours.

At EVANSPETERSEN Legal, understanding the legal market as we do, we know from first-hand experience which organisations and roles tend to suit which individuals and those that don’t. At least 70% of the candidates we act for are repeat candidates or are personally referred to us. Our consultants have developed this loyal candidate following over the years because we seek to explore your motivations and ambitions, challenge your thinking and offer pragmatic career advice. We want to understand how work fits with the rest of your life, and what you need to feel good about your career and your day to day work – not just stick you in any job.

Our industry experience allows us to tap into our vast range of client
contacts on your behalf, so that if the right role is not available when we first speak, we will actively seek out opportunities through our clients.

At EVANSPETERSEN Legal we also know that you need to know about opportunities as they become available, rather than having to go looking for them. That is why we are constantly working on innovative ways to keep you informed of the variety of roles that become available – if you would like to know more about our products in this area, please contact us.

Finally, EVANSPETERSEN Legal takes your confidentiality seriously and rigorously follows the legislation as detailed in the Privacy Act (2000).

To view the current range of roles at EVANSPETERSEN Legal, please click HERE.


Contact Us

If you would like to discuss how EVANSPETERSEN Legal can help you please contact Gerard Petersen on gpetersen@evanspetersen.com.au


Gerard has been actively involved in the recruitment industry in Brisbane since 1998 with a particular expertise in executive and legal recruitment.

Gerard’s clients include Major National and International law firms, ASX200 companies, large private enterprises as well as Government and Government Owned Corporations.

Gerard is regarded as the authority on Queensland in-house legal recruitment having recruited for some of the most senior and high profile positions in Queensland.  His expertise also lies in lateral partner recruitment, practice group and law firm mergers.

Gerard continues to be a strategic career advisor, coach and sounding board for some of Queensland's leading lawyers who for many years have sought out his counsel and advice on all things related to careers in the law.

Gerard is legally trained and prior to a career in recruitment was a Senior Associate in a National Law firm.




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