”What we do extends much further than recruitment and placement. We don’t believe in pushing candidates into roles just because the positions are available. Instead, we will always honour our value of honesty and provide feedback and advice to guide candidates into a position that fits with their intended career trajectory.’’
Kevin founded Sonder Consultants in 2016 and since then has delivered a number of successful mandates for clients within the legal and financial services industry. Kevin has a very broad and direct approach, which allows his clients to be consistently impressed with his services ensuring their continued success.
Having graduated with an honours degree in Civil Law from the National University of Ireland, Kevin has worked as a lawyer with several of the world’s top law firms in the US, Ireland and Australia.
Kevin has worked with some of the most successful legal professionals and companies in the legal industry building an invaluable and impressive network, a network which has been the basis for his success to date.
Matthew HartMatthew’s honest and strategic approach allows him to provide consultative career and business guidance to his clients and candidates. Having graduated with a law degree from the University of Technology, Sydney, Matthew joined a leading sports & entertainment agency in New York where he delivered a number of successful mandates for clients across the NBA, NFL and for leading brands, such as MetLife, Wells Fargo and SAP. On returning to Sydney, Matthew spent time working for an international recruitment company before joining Sonder Consultants as an Associate Director. Matthew specialises in placing candidates at all levels across private practice and in-house. The referrals Matthew receives truly validate his reputation and dedication to achieving successful results.
Matthew Hart, Director – Head of Australia
”Working at Sonder, every day is different and every bit of success is meaningful and celebrated. I really enjoy meeting new, intelligent and interesting people and getting to know both my clients and candidates on a personal level to find the best roles and watch people succeed but most importantly, enjoy their new legal role.”
Jonathan Taylor, Director, London
” Sonder’s global and extensive network allows us to go above and beyond to fulfil even the most difficult of searches. Ensuring client needs are met and legal professionals are provided with new and exciting opportunities. I am thrilled to have joined the team in 2020 and have hit the ground running here in London, one of the worlds most demanding legal markets. No day is the same, but each is just as rewarding.”
Jonathan leads the London office of Sonder Consultants. He focuses on the recruitment of qualified solicitors across all commercial practice areas into permanent positions. His clients range from leading US and UK international City firms through to a number of niche and boutique practices.
Jonathan endeavours to provide a full consultative service with a focus on strictly adhering to both the candidate and the client’s requirements and having a full understanding of the legal market. Through this approach he is able to offer advice and expertise for a candidate’s future progression as well as working for those actively seeking a new role. He works with the leading firms in the City and am able to accommodate and realise the City lawyer’s ambitions.
Aimee is a Senior Consultant based in the Sydney office of Sonder Consultants with a particular focus on recruitment within the Legal Support and Legal Technology space. Aimee recruits roles across all levels and is passionate about her client / candidate relationships as well as being recognised as a knowledgeable source within the legal industry.
Aimee takes pride in her ability to make mutually-beneficial matches for her clients and candidates, helping to elevate careers and take businesses to the next level of success.
She brings a unique perspective to recruitment and has built up an impressive network with the Legal Shared Services space in the UK and Australia.
Aimee Forde, Senior Consultant
”Sonder is unique due to our ability to “think outside the box”. We educate and advise our clients on the market, not just Australia wide but also globally. We harness our relationships and can showcase success stories from previous placements where we have tapped into different sources to find suitable candidates. Because of this, working for Sonder is extremely rewarding and I enjoy a fulfilled career that compliments my values and lifestyle.”
Erika Ruig, Head of Market Intel
”From my very first interview, the Sonder values shone through. I have been able to excel in my career, working remotely from Brisbane in my family home. I am proud to be a part of such an honest, flexible and committed team, that is truly shaking up the recruitment industry.”
With over 10 years’ experience within the executive search space in Australia, Erika has been instrumental in providing invaluable advice and knowledge in relation to a large number of high profile assignments and mandates within the legal industry.
She has worked across assignments both nationally and internationally and she prides herself on providing high quality and effective market intelligence. Erika’s approach is very structured and thorough and her understanding of diverse marketplaces ensures she is quick to fully understand her brief.
Erika has a keen eye for detail and has an infectious can-do attitude. She has a profound interest in the legal and financial services sector and is highly regarded by her clients as consistently going above and beyond to ensure their success.
Cameron is a private practice headhunter representing premium U.S, UK, and European law firms. He holds previous experience working for another specialist legal agency in London before joining Sonder Consultants in August 2020. From working with many leading international law firms, Cameron holds vast knowledge, and experience in the London Private Practice market and has been able to build an impressive network of the back of this.
Cameron strives to get to know his clients on a more personal level in order to understand their business, culture, goals and ambitions in order to provide the right candidates for their company.
Cameron Gardiner, Senior Consultant
”I’m extremely proud to be part of an enthusiastic, knowledgable and forward-thinking team. Despite being onboarded in the midst of the pandemic, we have been able to grow Sonder’s presence in the London market and grasp this opportunity to attract top talent.”
Dylan, Morrison, Senior Search Consultant
”At Sonder, we continually strive to stay ahead and utilise our network and contacts to stay relevant. I love being able to offer new and exciting opportunities to both clients and candidates, hearing their stories and chatting with new and interesting professionals. Every day is unique and I’m excited to see what the future has in store.”
Dylan Morrison is a senior consultant within the private practice team at Sonder Consultants, based in their Sydney office. Dylan is a clear “people person” and brings a fresh approach to recruitment, Dylan is adept at engaging with individuals at all levels within an organisation.
Prior to joining Sonder Consultants, Dylan graduated with a bachelors degree from Macquarie University before commencing employment with an Australian based recruitment company.
Dylan’s focus is connecting legal talent with domestic and international opportunities, and covers the world’s major jurisdictions including Australia, the UK, the US, Middle East, Hong Kong, Singapore, Ireland and New Zealand.
Naika is an Executive Legal Headhunter representing premium candidates across the US and Canada connecting world class law firms with the best talent in the private practice market. With a primary focus in the Corporate and Finance sector, she has a deep understanding of business trends and client needs. She has 3 years of previous Legal recruitment experience and has successfully worked on Associate to Partner level mandates.
Prior to becoming a specialist Legal recruiter, Naika obtained a Law and Criminology Joint Honours degree from Cardiff University and spent 3 years in-house as a Litigation Executive with a global insurance company.
Naika prides herself in simplifying the search process for both her candidates and clients with a consultative and honest approach. She focuses on creating long-term relationships with her network to create a trustworthy environment and ensuring the right fit for all parties involved.
Naika Quiñones, Legal Search Consultant
”I joined Sonder during an exciting growth period for the company and amid a dynamic recruitment market in the city. I can truly say that every day is excited and it is an honour to work with such a friendly team of professionals. I am excited to further our growth in US markets and work with clients and candidates from around the globe to help them reach their goals.”
Matthew Thomas, Search Consultant
”Joining Sonder in 2021 (in the midst of a bustling recruitment market) has been extremly exciting. As a team we have gone from strength to strength, helping people from all around the world progress in their career, despite the challenge of covid. ”
Matthew is an experienced legal search consultant with over four years’ experience gained within the recruitment industry. Having graduated with an honours degree in Law from University of East Anglia in 2015, Matthew has built up a strong reputation and network, placing lawyers within several of world’s most elite law firms in the UK and internationally.
Matthew joined Sonder Consultants in 2021 and his primary focus is recruiting lawyers on behalf of offshore law firms in the Cayman Islands, the British Virgin Islands, The Channel Islands, Bermuda, Asia and throughout Europe. Making a move offshore can be a difficult process to navigate and Matthew’s knowledge and experience placing lawyers at all levels means he is the “go to” consultant for a lawyer interested in making the move to an offshore firm.
Rebecca is our Marketing Manager, here to help us to further grow our brand as we expand our presence in new markets and communicate our vision and values.
Having graduated with a Marketing degree from Brighton University back in 2017, Rebecca has since worked for large corporate organisations, small and medium enterprises across the UK, America and Australia.
Since working at Sonder Rebecca has further enhanced our marketing strategy and is a key support to our team and our clients. Providing up-to-date, intuitive content that allows Sonder to differentiate our brand in the market.
Rebecca Adlington, Marketing Manager
”The Sonder brand, supported by the teams’ belief and passion for marketing makes my job really enjoyable. Despite COVID, we have continually innovated with the times to grow the brand and educate our network. I’m given the freedom to be creative and use my skills to drive new initiatives – every marketer’s dream set up.”
Tara Connelly, Legal Candidate Manager
”Joining the Sonder team in Sydney in 2021, have have had a fantastic time working with and learning from the best in the industry. The Legal Technology space is advancing at a rapid pace and it’s exciting to see what’s to come next.”
Tara is a Candidate Manager based in the Sydney office of Sonder Consultants with a focus on resourcing top talent within Legal Support and Legal Technology. Tara resources across all levels and is passionate about finding the perfect match for clients and candidates.
Tara takes pride in her ability to think outside the box and build strong relationships in order to keep up to date with market intel, and offer tailored insights to her network.
Alex is a legal search consultant with a passion for recruitment. Having graduated with an honours degree in Law from the University of Kent in 2020, Alex has experience within legal recruitment, developing a strong network and placing lawyers within several of the world’s top law firms and banks within the UK.
Having previously worked at another international recruitment company, Alex joined Sonder Consultants in 2022 and his primary focus is to headhunt the City’s leading lawyers for the world’s most prestigious firms.
Alex Lynch, Associate Consultant
”Joining Sonder London in 2022, I am excited to progress my career within a global team that has just experienced an exciting period of growth. The legal market in London is booming, and I’m looking forward to speaking to top talent and helping clients thrive in the era of innovation and opportunity.”
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