AboutBarratt Galvin

Barratt Galvin is an Australian-based specialist legal recruitment agency,  providing international legal recruitment services. 

Drawing on our networks throughout Australia, the Middle East and the UK we are able to utilise our extensive experience recruiting locally within each region as well as facilitating an international job search for legal professionals looking to relocate.

We recruit across a broad range of law jobs and legal business services jobs including Lawyer, Associate, Senior Associate, Paralegal, Legal Secretary, Executive Assistant / Personal Assistant, Human Resources professionals, Business Development professionals,  Practice Manager, and Office Manager. 

We have placed law professionals in jobs in the major cities of Australia, the Middle East and the UK, including Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, London, Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Manama and Riyadh.

The Sydney office of Barratt Galvin was established in 2014.  Collectively, our Consultants bring to market over twenty years of recruitment experience within the legal industry, as well as experience working within top tier and global law firms in Australia and London.  

This experience has provided our company with an in-depth knowledge of what legal teams and law professionals are looking for.  We are results driven and take the time to personally consult with all involved in the recruitment process to ensure those results are achieved to the highest standard.

Our experience spans across boutique and specialist through to mid and top-tier global firms, as well as in-house legal departments and not for profit organisations. 

Ensuring that only the highest quality is offered to both parties comes from the ability to truly connect with the needs of the individual as well as the commercial needs of the client. We take pride in the professionals we work with and the firms we choose to represent. 

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Gillian - Office Manager, Dubai

Gillian Law

Office Manager, Dubai

Laura placed me in my first legal role over 12 years ago at a large global reputable law firm. Laura...

Melissa - Senior Lawyer, Sydney

Melissa Crowley

Senior Lawyer, Sydney

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Ruth - Regional Office Manager, Dubai

Ruth Mitchell

Regional Office Manager, Dubai

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Amanda - Lawyer, Abu Dhabi

Amanda Davis

Lawyer, Abu Dhabi

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Suzanne - Client Engagement Office at Australian Taxation Office, Sydney

Suzanne Emery

Client Engagement Office at Australian Taxation Office, Sydney

Laura assisted me with getting all of my testing done in Brisbane in preparation for my arrival in the UK...

Serena - Executive Assistant, Brisbane

Serena Atkins

Executive Assistant, Brisbane

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Tracey - Operations Project Officer at Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney

Tracey Cassidy

Operations Project Officer at Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney

I have been extremely happy with the quality of service I have received from Laura Galvin. Not only were results...

Paul - Associate, London

Paul Hegedus

Associate, London

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Jane - HR Business Partner, Melbourne

Jane Townsend

HR Business Partner, Melbourne

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Effie - Manager at Gilbert + Tobin, Sydney

Effie Kabourakis

Manager at Gilbert + Tobin, Sydney

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Emily - Practice Group Coordinator at Sparke Helmore, Sydney

Emily Freeland

Practice Group Coordinator at Sparke Helmore, Sydney

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Pauline - Legal Practice Administration

Pauline Murray

Legal Practice Administration Manager—Corporate & EPI at Herbert Smith Freehills, Sydney

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Mark - Associate at Allen & Overy

Mark Klag

Associate at Allen & Overy

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Joanna - Senior Associate at Ashurst, Saudi Arabia

Joanna Codling

Senior Associate at Ashurst, Saudi Arabia