Sophie Linley

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Sophie Linley is a Legal Recruitment Consultant at Ablethorpe, assisting lawyers in their job search both domestically and internationally. Sophie is legally qualified and has been working in Legal Recruitment since 2013, both within Australia and the UK, focussing exclusively on the recruitment of legal professionals at all levels.

Practice Specialisation

Sophie’s clients constitute a mix of Australian and International Top Tier, Mid Tier and Boutique Law Firms, and a range of in-house teams across ASX listed and international companies. Sophie also assists across international recruitment for Ablethorpe, with a focus on the UK market.

Professional Experience

Prior to joining Ablethorpe, Sophie was a U.K. based Legal Recruitment Consultant with top legal and IP recruitment company Sacco Mann, specialising in the recruitment of solicitors into private practice law firms.

Sophie’s experience to date includes assignments for international heavyweights, national and regional commercial firms and smaller high street practices. She has facilitated moves across an array of legal practice areas from transactional M&A to personal injury litigators. Sophie is confident in assisting lawyers at all stages of their careers from their first appointment through to partnership.

Sophie prides herself on building strong relationships with both clients and candidates and a truly consultative approach. In keeping with Ablethorpe Recruitment’s commitment to employ people with real industry knowledge, Sophie also holds a Masters in Law from Northumbria University, Newcastle. During her time at university, Sophie volunteered assistance on pro bono legal matters and spent time working for local law firms.

Recruitment Experience

Sophie has successfully been involved in a range of completed recruitment assignments. A sample of her experience to date includes:

Client Role
CIE Legal Litigation Lawyer
Essendon Fields Real Estate Paralegal x2
Gadens Lawyers Construction Senior Associate
DLA Piper Insolvency Lawyer
Toyota Australia Commercial and Marketing Lawyer
Holley Nethercote Financial Services Senior Lawyer
Wotton & Kearney Insurance Lawyers x2
UNIQLO Legal Counsel
Gadens Lawyers Construction Lawyer
Canadian Solar Senior Legal Counsel
Gadens Property Associate
Gadens IP / IT Lawyer
Anixter APAC Legal Counsel
Eversheds Sutherland Commercial Litigation Associates
Eversheds Sutherland Commercial Property Associates
Eversheds Sutherland Construction Associate
Freeths LLP Knowledge Lawyer
Freeths LLP Corporate Solicitor
Freeths LLP Commercial Litigation Solicitor
Spearing Waite Commercial Partner
Spearing Waite Family Solicitor
Flint Bishop Commercial Solicitor
Gateley PLC Insolvency Solicitor
Addleshaw Goddard Property Finance Solicitor
Geldards Construction Solicitor
Buckles LLP Private Client Solicitor
Hegarty Solicitors Private Client Solicitor
Beaumont Legal Commercial Property Associate
Astle Paterson Head of Wills, Trusts & Probate
My Home Move Conveyancing Solicitors
EHL Solicitors Corporate & Commercial Solicitor
Financial Planning & Legal Advisory Business Head of Legal
HCB Billson & Sharp Director of Commercial Property
Langleys Solicitors Residential Property Solicitor
Crombie Wilkinson Personal Injury Solicitor
Charles Lyndon Litigation Consultant

Read what clients and candidates have to say about Sophie here.