For Candidates

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Candidates at Jacinta Fish Legal

How lucky are we? Every day, we come face to face with some of the most exciting and interesting legal talent in this country. We constantly feel inspired by the candidates at Jacinta Fish Legal. We meet and are genuinely as excited as you about helping with your next career move – whether it be lateral move or perhaps a step higher.

Whether you are looking for an innovative role with a difference, or the prestige that comes with an established and reputable firm, we will work with you to find the perfect position. Throughout the process, we will assist by offering specialist career advice together with interview tips and training. We will also probably drink a lot of coffee together too!

As a magnet for the best roles and the best people, we have been creating wonderful opportunities for both our people and our clients for over 25 years. If we haven’t met you, we would really love to – get in touch here.


We constantly feel inspired by the candidates at Jacinta Fish Legal. We’ve left a message for our candidates – a heartfelt THANKS to you!  Read it here

We work with most of the leading Australian and international law firms and have successfully recruited lawyers for companies and law firms of all sizes, across all industry sectors. Our reputation in the in-house market is second to none.

Some of our commercial clients include:

Some recruiters will bamboozle you with talk of recruitment methodologies but at Jacinta Fish Legal, we keep it simple.  Here is how we typically work…

Upon receipt of your resume, one of our consultants will contact you to arrange an interview.  During the interview, we will discuss your career to date, your aspirations and motivations.  We then canvass various options with you and work out a plan to help you get there.

We may be able to identify suitable clients we could approach on your behalf for an introduction.  Nothing takes place without your prior consent – confidentiality is of paramount importance.  If we don’t know of any suitable roles or organisations at that time, we will absolutely keep you in mind for future roles.  We have an uncanny ability to connect people to positions ‘out of the blue’.  We won’t forget you, there is always a perfect role for everyone.  Sometimes it can take time, sometimes it is ripe and waiting to be picked off the tree.

If you’re interested in a move within Private Practice, you have come to the right place.  We have recruited hundreds of roles for leading law firms both locally and globally.  We are delighted to hear many of the connections we have made for our clients have led to long and successful careers within the one firm.

We understand that everyone has different drivers for moving to another firm.  We are interested in what they are and will provide you with our advice and guidance on how best to achieve your goals.

At Jacinta Fish Legal, it is not just what we know, it’s also who we know.  Our clients are an enviable mix of household names both from Australia and around the world and ASX listed companies, to dynamic start ups seeking their first in-house counsel.

We are the leader in in-house lawyer recruitment.   We understand the in-house market – finding the right balance between cultural fit and technical ability to help achieve the commercial imperatives of a business.

Both clients and candidates are treated with equal respect and enthusiasm, which continues to lead to many successful long-term connections.

Australians continue to have an outstanding reputation amongst global law firms.  As such, we are seeing more opportunities than ever before for Australians keen to gain international experience with firms across the UK, Europe, Asia, Middle East and the US.

And when (if!) you find it is time to return home, we can assist you with how to capitalise on re-entering into the Australian market with invaluable international experience.