Legal Recruitment Consultant
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.
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.
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.
Sophie has successfully been involved in a range of completed recruitment assignments. A sample of her experience to date includes:
|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|
|Gadens Lawyers||Construction Lawyer|
|Canadian Solar||Senior Legal Counsel|
|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|
|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.