Mahlab: Australia's leading search firm for legal professionals.

With more than 50 years behind us, our deep expertise, unrivalled connections and demonstrated commitment to our values make us the trusted advisors to both lawyers and clients.

Need the right person to join your team?

We have the resources, networks and skills to find the right person to add value to your business.

Seeking an executive position?   

We will help you take the next step in your career, whether that be Partner, General Counsel, Company Secretary or another senior role. 

Considering your next role?

Not only will we provide you with access to excellent, career-defining roles, we’ll also represent you and guide you with integrity.


experience providing trusted advice


covering Australia and beyond

guiding values:

ethics, professionalism and respect

Market Insights

Lawyers' salaries increase at pre-pandemic pace

After two years of enjoying large salary rises, lawyers are seeing their annual remuneration increases return to pre-pandemic levels. Interest rate rises, supply chain issues, geopolitics, difficulty raising capital as well as a global slowdown mean that legal employers are recruiting with greater caution and tighter cost control. Find out what it means for you in The Mahlab Report 2023.

Meet the team

Lisa Gazis

Lisa Gazis

Managing Director of Mahlab (NSW)

Lisa Gazis has over 20 years legal search experience and is the Managing Director of Mahlab (NSW). She works with leading Australian and international companies…

Katherine Sampson

Katherine Sampson

Managing Director of Mahlab (VIC)

Katherine Sampson is the owner and Managing Director of Mahlab (Victoria), where she manages the business and leads the executive search practice…