For Clients

Round holes, round pegs. Square holes, square pegs.

Finding the right candidates


Over 15 years, Jacinta Fish Legal has been trusted advisors to law firms, ASX listed companies, Government and charitable organisations. Our reputation as leaders in the field of legal recruitment is based on the successful outcomes we continue to achieve for both clients and candidates alike.

The process starts with listening. We are always looking at how candidates technical, commercial or interpersonal skills will not only complement your organisation, but also strengthen it! Armed with these insights, we tap into our enviable network of the brightest legal talent in the country, consistently delivering legal professionals to clients who can deliver commercial results.

Working across all industries, we fill a range of permanent and contract positions. We have placed graduates and Partners alike. From paralegals and compliance professionals to Company Secretaries and General Counsels – we’ve done it all!

Not only are we a specialist recruitment service, we are a trusted source of advice to our clients. When it comes to understanding broader market conditions, trends and salary levels we have years of experience and 7 years of historical data from our in-house ‘Salary Surveys’ to provide our clients to ensure they remain competitive.

With such a breadth of experience, our consultants have helped build some of the country’s highest performing legal teams.


With this in mind, Jacinta Fish Legal also has a Governance offering. Our consultants are able to utilise their network of senior legal professionals to ensure our clients Board structures remain relevant with the right balance of expertise and diversity. Find out more about JFL Governance here, or contact us for more information here.


For Interim legal support, we also offer clients the option to access our deep network of legal professional for short or long term contracts. For information on our FlexIt business, click here or contact us to chat about your options.

Information for Clients


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:

We offer clients a range of services including:

  • Job Spec and contract review and advice
  • Remuneration and ‘Market Rates’ analysis
  • Feedback surveys and psychological testing
  • Market trends and industry insights
  • Career management seminars
  • Marketing and network advice,
  • Law firm mergers
  • Outplacement counselling

Leaders in the recruitment of Compliance and Risk professionals

Jacinta Fish Legal is a leader in the recruitment of compliance professionals.  With an increasingly complex regulatory environment, demand for exceptional compliance talent is stronger than ever.  Organisations are now looking for compliance professionals who may have come from a legal background – providing an exciting raft of opportunities for lawyers looking for a career change.

You don’t have to have a law degree to enjoy a rewarding career in the legal industry.

Working alongside company secretaries, in-house lawyers and private practice lawyers requires a unique skill set.   Together with understanding the functions performed by these roles, we take the time to consider the culture of an organisation.  This helps us connect highly skilled and motivated talent into professionally rewarding careers within the legal industry.

Private Practice Firms

  • Solicitor
  • Senior Associate
  • Special Counsel
  • Partner
  • Patent & Trademark Attorney

Corporate/Commercial (In-house)

  • General Counsel
  • Legal Counsel
  • Manager Tax Litigation
  • Head of Dispute Resolution
  • Head of Legal, Global Markets

Corporate Governance

  • Governance professionals
  • Company Secretaries
  • Non Executive Directors
  • Compliance & Risk
  • Head of Legal & Compliance
  • Senior Compliance Manager
  • Compliance Officer

Law Firm Professionals

  • Practice / Office Manager
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Executive Assistant
  • Contracts Manager