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

The legal profession bounces back with lawyers in high demand

It is heartening to see the profession bouncing back after a tumultuous 2020, especially in Victoria, which was hard hit by COVID-19 lockdowns. This affected business and candidate confidence, although law firms reportedly had their best year ever. The world of work has changed forever: even the traditional legal world accepts that regular work from home practices are here to stay…

Career progression and remuneration lure in-house lawyers back to private practice.

We sat down with former General Counsel and Company Secretaries who have recently returned to private practice to find out why they made the change, the challenges they have had to overcome and what they now enjoy in their new roles.

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…

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