Testimonials | Stuart Ablethorpe, Antonia Ordon, Sally Westh and Sophie Linley

Here are just some of the comments we’ve received from clients and candidates…

We are extremely proud of the reputation of our recruiters Stuart Ablethorpe, Antonia Ordon, Sally Westh and Sophie Linley!

I would highly recommend Ablethorpe Recruitment as it is one of the few recruitment companies that manages its client’s requirements with absolute professionalism and provides valuable insights into the legal recruitment industry. I received sound advice from Stuart Ablethorpe throughout my job searching and secured interviews with top-class employers as a result. Stuart provided me with tips on my CV and interview skills which I found very useful. I would highly recommend Ablethorpe Recruitment as it is one of the stand-out recruitment companies for providing excellent advice and having the job-seeker’s best interest at the forefront of it’s service.
Rosalind Deane, Solicitor, Eversheds Sutherland (Australian employer Gilbert + Tobin)

“Stuart and the team at Ablethorpe Recruitment were honest, professional and helpful during my interview and resignation process. Stuart gave well reasoned advice about making a good career move for me and my skills. Stuart and Kyle both made time to discuss the process at each stage with me, and I am so grateful for having their support. Thanks again for all your help!”
Sarah Broome, Associate, Norton Rose Fulbright

“Thank you so much for all that you’ve done to land me this role. It was such a pleasure working with you both. The service provided was exceptional.”
Minh Williamson, Legal Counsel, Multiplex

“Stuart Ablethorpe and his team had a strong understanding of firms in the legal services market and was able to quickly match me to a position in a firm which I think is an excellent fit.”
Nisha Pereira, Lawyer, Norton Rose Fulbright (interstate move)

“Thanks again for all your support in securing the role, it’s been a pleasure working with your team.”
Carmen, In-House Lawyer, Fast Retailing

“Antonia was professional, discreet, and, most importantly, motivated to convince me to make an extremely positive career move which I was hesitant about. She also negotiated a salary that far exceeded my expectations. I have already recommended her to a number of colleagues and will continue to do so.”
Lawyer, Private Practice

“Stuart and Antonia were a great team and made the whole interview/recruitment process a great experience for me. I will definitely recommend Ablethorpe Recruitment to any friends looking for the next step in their careers.”
Joanne Ottaway, Lawyer, Private Practice

“Stuart Ablethorpe of Ablethorpe Recruitment recently assisted me move into a new role. Stuart went above and beyond that of any other recruiter I’ve used in the past. He is responsive, experienced and honest. He gave me useful advice and feedback on my CV and on my presentation skills. He listened to what I had to say then gave me honest and personalised advice about what to expect from the process and how to decide which career would be the best fit for me. I highly recommend Stuart to any employer or employee looking for a recruiter.”
Mary Ryan – Legal Advisor (In-House)

“Stuart is a no nonsense recruiter who is very easy to deal with. I would have no hesitation in recommending him to a potential candidate or law firm.”
Michael Hazell – Principal & National Client Developer M+K Lawyers
Current Board Member Trac Group Ltd, VAFA Ltd, AFLPA Agents Board

“Stuart has a strong understanding of the legal market (both private practice and in house), is very accommodating and easy to deal with and, most importantly, has consistently put forward candidates that are suited to our business (relative to other recruiters).”
Mark Dessi – Partner at Hall & Wilcox

“Stuart is a fantastic legal recruiter. In particular, it is Stuart’s honesty, the breadth and depth of his knowledge of both the private practice and in house legal markets in Australia and the useful / practical career and other advice which he has been able to offer me, since I have known him, which separates him from other people in his industry.”
Craig Brook – Infrastructure, Energy, Resources and Projects Lawyer

“Stuart is an expert recruiter who not only knows the legal industry inside and out, but is very personable to deal with. Stuart understands his clients’ wants and needs, and does not rest until they are met.”
Sam Chadwick – General Manager – Hyundai A-League

“Stuart does a great job in meeting our needs and is typically responsive and pragmatic with his advice and outcomes. One to recommend definitely!”
Michael Helmer – General Counsel & Company Secretary at NEXTDC.

“Antonia Ordon provided a wonderful service. She is enthusiastic, responsive, very professional, knowledgeable and gave me an excellent preparation for my two interviews with PoMC and I feel I owe my job to her!”
In-House Legal Counsel

“I found Stuart professional and knowledgeable in the role, company requirements and my requirements. By matching
our requirements he managed to get optimal results.”
Vijay Rao – General Manager, Global Technology Services at IBM.

“Stu was a ‘lifeline’ for me in the Melbourne legal work market when I returned from London. Straight talking, well connected and a man of his word, I recommend Stuart as one of the best recruiters I’ve dealt with for candidates and employers.”
Shaun Bell – General Counsel, Risk and Compliance Officer, Company Secretary – South East Asia and Pacific at Bureau Veritas.

“Stuart and the Team are consumate professionals, being a first time user we were delighted with the experience and will use Ablethorpe in the future.”
Client – Private Company

“I was thoroughly impressed and appreciative of the efforts of your European partner firm (and the specific recruiter – Karin Bryce), who worked exceptionally hard to secure my new role, and keep the recruitment process on track.”
James Oczko – Associate, Private Practice, Prague, Czech Republic​ (transferring from Australia)​


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