Antonia Ordon

antoniaAssociate Director – Legal Recruitment

ph: +61 (0)3 9038 9358 (Melbourne)
ph: +61 (0)8 7221 1969 (Adelaide)
m : +61 (0) 490 832 177
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LLB (with Hons), BA

Professional Memberships



Antonia is Ablethorpe Recruitment’ Associate Director – Legal Services, Consulting and Recruitment and has worked in legal recruitment with Stuart Ablethorpe since 2004. She has over fifteen years experience focussing exclusively on the recruitment of legal professionals across Australia and also internationally.

Practice Specialisation

Antonia’ clients include large international as well as boutique law firms, major financial institutions, public companies and professional associations.

In addition, she has worked with state government departments, government-owned corporations, statutory bodies and run large recruitment projects for federal government agencies. As well as undertaking local legal consulting and recruitment, Antonia specialises in assisting Australian lawyers relocate within Australia, and internationally. She also assists foreign lawyers seeking opportunities in Australia.

Professional Experience

Antonia graduated with a Bachelor of Law (with Hons) and a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Adelaide in 1999. She then completed her articles at Fisher Jeffries in Adelaide and undertook an Associateship with Justice Mullighan of the Supreme Court of South Australia. After relocating interstate and practising as a commercial litigation solicitor in a leading Australian firm, she moved into legal recruitment and over the past 15 years has established an impressive legal network across Australia and internationally.

Recruitment Experience

Antonia has successfully completed a range of recruitment assignments across a broad spectrum of roles. A sample includes:

ACNC Assistant Commissioner (GC)
ACNC Director of Legal
Allens – Linklaters Taxation Advisor
Allens – Linklaters IT Lawyer
Allens – Linklaters Senior Associate – Superannuation
ASIC Special Counsel
Ashurst Native Title Lawyer
Ashurst Employment Lawyer
Ashurst Banking and Finance Lawyer
Australia Post Corporate Lawyer
Australia Post Senior Legal Counsel
AXA Senior Legal Counsel
Clayton Utz Senior Lawyer – Planning and Environment
Coliban Water Company Secretary
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Senior Associate – Projects
Corrs Chambers Westgarth Property Lawyer
CSIRO Legal Counsel
Deloitte Commercial Lawyer
EPS Australia Legal and Commercial Manager
Federal Court of Australia District Registrar
Gilbert + Tobin Solicitor – Competition
Herbert Smith Freehills Property Lawyer
Herbert Smith Freehills Dispute Resolution Lawyer
Herbert Smith Freehills Employment, Industrial Relations & Safety Lawyer
Holding Redlich Commercial Litigator
Holding Redlich Migration Lawyer
Holman Fenwick & Willan Associate – Corporate
HWL Ebsworth Senior Associate – Litigation
IAG Legal and Claims Manager
IFM Commercial Manager
iSelect Head of Legal and Compliance
Jemena Group Legal Counsel
King & Wood Mallesons Senior Associate – IT
King & Wood Mallesons Special Counsel – Dispute Resolution
King & Wood Mallesons Environment Lawyer
King & Wood Mallesons Workplace Relations Lawyer
Law Institute of Victoria Policy Lawyer
KPMG Risk Manager
Maddocks Associate – Employment
Medibank Private Legal Counsel
Mills Oakley Special Counsel
Mills Oakley Property Lawyer
Minter Ellison Senior Associate – Real Estate
Norton Rose Fulbright Senior Associate – Dispute Resolution
Norton Rose Fulbright In House Legal Counsel
National Competition Council Legal Counsel (Analyst)
Parks Victoria Solicitor
Pinsent Masons Associate Construction
Port of Melbourne Senior Legal Counsel
Rigby Cooke Senior Associate – Corporate
SEITA Assistant Director – Legal
TAC Senior Solicitor Prosecutions
Unisuper Legal Counsel
VGSO Property Lawyer
Worksafe Victoria Director of Dispute Management
Worksafe Victoria Manager, Privacy

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