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Recruiting in the Queensland legal market since 1998, we have consistently delivered quality lawyers to our clients. 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 the Legal Division at EVANSPETERSEN Legal.

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

  • 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 quality candidates.

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.

We enjoy the continuing challenge of helping you to build your team and as such, take a long term view of our relationship with you, rather than a short-term transactional “bums-on-seats” approach.


What types of roles do we fill?

At EVANSPETERSEN Legal we currently act for 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 expertise in Partner level recruitment and practice mergers. Our consultants have also been involved in some of the most important, high profile in-house appointments in Queensland and as such are widely regarded as the authority on in-house legal recruitment.

Typically we also regularly recruit for – 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 Executive we offer tailored recruitment strategies specifically aimed at senior level recruitment, generally for roles which command a salary of $200,000 and above. These are generally strategic, business imperative appointments where a high level of professionalism and expertise are required.


Contact Us

If you would like to discuss how EVANSPETERSEN Legal may be able to assist your business please contact Gerard Petersen on


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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