Great people are the key to an organisation’s success. For that reason, the members of our recruitment team are meticulously selected on the basis of their experience, dedication, drive, attention to detail, and ability to deliver exceptional service.

We only hire the best of the best; specialist recruitment consultants who work extremely hard to ensure outstanding results. Their professionalism is the reason we continue to be one of the most respected names in the recruitment industry.

  • All
  • Administration
  • Legal Support
  • NSW
  • QLD
  • VIC
  • Alyssa Turner
    Alyssa Turner
    Receptionist - QLD
  • Farah Kompani
    Farah Kompani
    Principal Consultant, Permanent Legal Support - NSW
  • Tarnya Mangano
    Tarnya Mangano
    Principal Consultant, Temporary Legal Support - QLD
  • Alison Dart
    Alison Dart
    Partner, Legal Professional - QLD
  • April O’Dempsey
    April O’Dempsey
    Principal Consultant, Permanent Legal Support - QLD
  • Clare Hammond
    Clare Hammond
    Personal Administrator - QLD
  • Erin Horan
    Erin Horan
    Principal Consultant, Temporary Legal Support - QLD
  • Kim Kerrigan
    Kim Kerrigan
    Partner & Principal Consultant, Permanent Legal Support - QLD
  • Kirsten Carty
    Kirsten Carty
    Consultant, Permanent Legal Support - VIC
  • Sherri Hodson
    Sherri Hodson
    Partner - Melbourne
  • Shonnea Nicol
    Shonnea Nicol
    Chief Financial Officer - QLD
Alyssa Turner
Receptionist - QLD

Alyssa is the welcoming face that greets you when you enter our Brisbane office. She is a fairly new asset to empire group as she joined our team in late 2016 as the Brisbane based Receptionist and more recently, has taken over our marketing role.

As our Receptionist, her main duties include general administration, whilst also providing support to our Office Administrator, Personal Administrator and recruitment consultants. As our Marketing Administrator, she manages all social media platforms and marketing requirements.

Contact
Phone: (07) 3231 1200
Email:   reception@empiregroup.careers

Farah Kompani
Principal Consultant, Permanent Legal Support - NSW

Farah Kompani spent the first 2 years of her career as a Paralegal in a specialist property firm in London. Farah joined legal eagles in November 2016 after 11 years in legal recruitment; the first 7 in London and most recent 4 years in Sydney. Farah works with specialist firms, international boutiques, mid-tiers and global market leaders. Farah prides herself on being a reliable source of information for her candidates on the inside knowledge of her client portfolio ensuring candidates feel confident and empowered in their job search.

Farah is a recruiter who enjoys making the life of her clients a far easier one. She is candid, collegiate and agile in the way she works. Farah enjoys partnering with clients and candidates who have vision and ambition for their futures and are dedicated to achieving their dreams.

Farah has experience across a broad range of positions from Legal Secretarial, Office/Practice Management, Lawyers, Accounts, BD & Marketing and IT Helpdesk to name just a few. With a long-term client portfolio that has transitioned from London to Sydney Farah enjoys continually learning and growing in her market with her loyal candidates and clients alike.

 

Contact
Phone: (02) 8227 7204
Email:   farah@legaleagles.careers

Tarnya Mangano
Principal Consultant, Temporary Legal Support - QLD

Tarnya is a highly experienced Recruitment Consultant.  Having commenced her career in recruitment in 1994 she has worked extensively in legal recruitment and also commercial support recruitment.

Her strengths are her ability to grasp client requirements quickly and to achieve their temporary and or permanent objectives in a short space of time.  Tarnya is very warm and friendly and shows a genuine concern, interest and understanding in her relationship with both her clients and candidates.

Over the years Tarnya has worked with a global resources consultancy and a number of smaller agencies.  She has exceptional industry knowledge and enjoys taking a lead role in advising clients in private practice, corporations as well as government departments in the recruitment and retention of legal support staff.

Tarnya has joined empire to assist in the continued growth of temporary staff and wants to use her skills to overachieve.  She enjoys building relationships and exceeding client and candidate expectations.  Having had so much experience, Tarnya is known to many people in the industry and has some great connections making her a valuable team member within the empire group.

When Tarnya is not working, she enjoys spending quality time with her son, property and travel.

 

Contact
Phone: (07) 3231 1205
Email:   tarnya@legaleagles.careers

Alison Dart
Partner, Legal Professional - QLD

Alison is a highly experienced recruiter whose career spans over 15 years in the industry.  In addition to ‘hands on’ consulting, Alison has also held significant management positions including:
General Manager, Hudson Recruitment, managing 100 staff across seven recruitment disciplines;
Manager Recruitment, KPMG, recruiting for the firm and their clients; and
State Manager, Brook Street Recruitment, running a large office support agency with a turnover in excess of $30million pa.

Alison has recently returned to recruitment after 5 years within the Not for Profit Industry working as State Manager at Starlight Children’s Foundation Qld.  Alison believes this role allowed her to expand her relationship skills and gain an even greater appreciation of business management and community awareness.

Alison now leads the corporate business support recruitment team at empire careers, a highly successful boutique recruitment consultancy.  Her philosophy is to build and lead a team of mature experienced consultants dedicated to providing outstanding service to clients and candidates alike.

 

Contact
Phone: (07) 3231 1223
Email:   alison@empiregroup.careers

April O’Dempsey
Principal Consultant, Permanent Legal Support - QLD

April is a highly experienced legal recruiter with 20 years in recruitment.   As a senior consultant with legal eagles, she specialises in recruiting permanent support staff in small, medium and top tier firms, as well as in-house legal support roles.

Previously, April gained experience recruiting permanent legal support staff whilst working for a highly regarded boutique recruitment agency.  Prior to joining the recruitment industry, April worked within the legal industry for 5 years in support roles in small, medium and large law firms.

April is dedicated to recruiting the right person for the right firm, and gets great satisfaction from assisting support staff to develop their career in the legal industry.

Contact
Phone: (07) 3231 1203
Email:   april@legaleagles.careers

Clare Hammond
Personal Administrator - QLD

Clare joined empire group in early 2011 as our Brisbane Receptionist before moving into her current role as PA to the Managing Partner. Her main duties include organizing events & catering, all travel bookings nationally, sourcing promotional material, supporting the Managing Partner and admin team.

Clare now has over 9 years’ experience working within office support after beginning her admin career in high school where she completed her Certificate III and IV in Business Administration.

 

Contact
Phone: (07) 3231 1200
Email:   clare@empiregroup.careers

Erin Horan
Principal Consultant, Temporary Legal Support - QLD

Erin has worked in the legal recruitment industry since 2008.  Initially beginning as a PA to the Consultants at Hughes Castell / Legal Eagles, she then moved with the team to empire group / legal eagles where she was the National Administrator.

Since 2012, Erin has been working with empire group / legal eagles as a Legal Recruitment Consultant placing legal candidates in temporary and permanent positions in Brisbane and Regional Queensland, including the Gold Coast, Sunshine Coast, Toowoomba and North Queensland.  With almost 10 years’ experience and market knowledge, Erin is an expert in sourcing temporary and permanent placements for lawyers, legal support staff and office services staff.

 

Contact
Phone: (07) 3231 1216
Email:   erin@legaleagles.careers

Kim Kerrigan
Partner & Principal Consultant, Permanent Legal Support - QLD

Kim is a highly experienced legal recruiter with over 10 years’ in recruitment.   As a senior consultant with Legal Eagles, she specialises in recruiting permanent support staff in small, medium and top tier firms, as well as in-house legal support roles.

Previously, Kim gained experience recruiting both temporary and permanent support staff whilst working for highly regarded boutique and international consultancies.  Prior to joining the recruitment industry, Kim gained invaluable experience working within the legal industry in support roles within top tier law firms and government legal departments.

Kim is dedicated to recruiting the right person for the right firm, and gets great satisfaction from assisting support staff to develop their career in the legal industry.

 

Contact
Phone: (07) 3231 1204
Email:   kim@legaleagles.careers

Kirsten Carty
Consultant, Permanent Legal Support - VIC

Kirsten joined the empire team mid 2016 in the Melbourne office specialising in temporary legal support. She can assist with the placement of legal support staff on a temporary or contract basis across a range of roles including Legal Secretaries, Legal Assistants, Paralegals, Receptionists and Accounts. Kirsten also specialises in the placement of staff within Alternative Legal Services and Litigation Support.

Prior to commencing her career in legal recruitment, Kirsten was admitted to practice as a Solicitor in 2014 and commenced her career as an Insurance Lawyer for a National Law firm. In addition to her professional experience, Kirsten brings a unique skill set that enables her to assess and align the right candidates to her clients which stems from her dual Bachelor degree in Law and Psychological Science.

Kirsten is a bright and bubbly consultant that genuinely gets a buzz out of building positive and successful relationships between candidates and clients as she truly believes that a successful business is foundered upon recruiting the right people.

In her spare time, you’ll find Kirsten planning her next trip as she has a bucket list a mile long and a passion for new cultures, experiences and photography.

 

Contact
Phone: (03) 8602 7405
Email: kirsten@legaleagles.careers

Sherri Hodson
Partner - Melbourne

Working nationally, Sherri focuses on business development and large scale project work including but not limited to litigation support, discovery, compliance, class actions as well as graduate recruitment. Most recently Sherri headed up a team of consultants assisting with the recruitment of 40 legal analysts and 10 senior lawyers for an international top tier law firm. She has worked on many large recruitment projects for firms at all levels.

As well as working nationally, Sherri leads the Melbourne team. With over 15 years’ invaluable experience in the provision of legal staff (support and professional) in Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne and Perth, Sherri is well known within the industry for providing the highest calibre of candidates, professionalism and service delivery standards.

Sherri has experience in the place of legal staff (Lawyers, Paralegals, Legal Secretaries, Law Clerks). Though legal remains her focus, Sherri has also assisted with the recruitment of marketing, HR and financial staff.

Sherri’s style is personable, honest and consultative – she works in partnership with both clients and candidates and understands the importance of matching people not only with the right experience but also with the right skills, ethos and personality. Her knowledge of legal recruitment is second to none and her networks national. She aims to deliver a flexible service with a tailored and pragmatic approach to suit individual needs.

 

Contact
Phone: (07) 3231 1211
Email:  sherri@empiregroup.careers

Shonnea Nicol
Chief Financial Officer - QLD

Shonnea is a qualified CPA with over 15 years experience in senior management roles.  She brings to empire group a broad base of management experience not only in accounting but also in commercial and operations management gained in the services and retail sectors.  Shonnea spent a number of years working in the UK and in her career has worked in a number of corporate organisations including Tesco UK, Ansett Australia, Coles and Bakers Delight.

 

Contact
Phone: (07) 3231 1212
Email:   shonnea@empiregroup.careers