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Impact Recruitment’s legal group sources top lawyers and legal support professionals. Whether you are a large national law firm, a local boutique, or an in-house legal department, our team of dedicated recruitment specialists have the expertise to find the right candidate for any role you are looking to fill.

Since 2009, Impact Recruitment has been a trusted recruitment partner in British Columbia. Our client base includes leading law firms as well as national and multinational companies. Since 2017, we have continued to expand our service offerings to new markets – including opening a second office in Toronto, Ontario.

Our team’s market knowledge, combined with an ongoing commitment to partner with industry associations and our proactive recruitment approach, make us the ideal partner to help you fill roles of any level – from entry-level administrative positions to senior partners and general counsel.

Partner • Associate Counsel • Associate • In-House Counsel • Corporate Secretary • Corporate Counsel • General Counsel • Paralegal •
Legal Assistant (LAA) • Law Clerk • Conveyancer • Document Specialist


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Mark Fenwick

Vice President, Corporate Services

Mark Fenwick is a recruitment professional with over 13 years of industry experience, providing temporary, permanent, managed service, contingent workforce and outsource solutions in both the UK and Canada.

Mark joined Impact Recruitment in 2014 and has played an integral part in the development and expansion of our professional services recruitment teams. Building the legal group from the ground up, Mark signed Impact Recruitment’s first law firm client in 2015 and since then has grown our client base to include leading law firms and in-house legal departments. In his current role, Mark manages the team of recruitment specialists and business developers in our Corporate Services Division including the legal group.

By prioritizing long-term relationships with clients and key industry organizations, Mark’s partnership approach to professional recruitment has enabled him to grow his team significantly, expanding into new niche markets and servicing an increasing number of clients across Canada.

Mark holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology (Leeds University), a Master of Arts in Criminology (Simon Fraser University), and a Graduate Diploma in Law (University of Westminster).

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Steve Dorling

Practice Lead, Legal

Educated in business and finance, Steve began his career in the UK, working with the NHS to develop educational public health campaigns. Throughout his impressive career, he has worked in HR, management, business development, and has even been the owner and operator of an art gallery in Vancouver. He has worked with skilled professionals in the areas of accounting, engineering, design, and technical support, assisting professionals to secure new roles in their respective fields.

With more than a decade of his career dedicated to staffing and recruitment, Steve brings significant and diverse experience to Impact’s legal group. As Practice Lead, Steve continues to conceptualize inventive solutions for even the most unique hiring challenges a company may face, now finding ways to overcome such challenges for law firms. Applying his broad market knowledge, Steve focuses on developing and maintaining meaningful relationships with leading law firms, while successfully leading a team of business developers and recruitment specialists who are working to bring in and recruit for exciting opportunities, from entry-level administrative positions to senior partners.

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Don Fraser

Practice Lead, Legal

With more than 20 years’ experience under his belt, Don is no stranger to the recruitment industry. He has successfully placed skilled professionals into both permanent and contract roles, and has worked with both enterprise and non-enterprise level clients in the banking, finance and tech sectors.

As Practice Lead for Impact’s legal group, Don plays a key role in the growth of this team and client base, assisting some of the country’s most prestigious law firms in the hiring and onboarding of top talent for their current and future vacancies. Using his vast knowledge and decades of experience in the recruitment field, Don also oversees a group of experienced recruiters, all with a shared goal for finding exceptional legal clients and talent alike.

Don holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature (York University).

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Ellen Gavin

Practice Lead, Legal

Ellen Gavin began her recruitment career sourcing legal support staff for law firms and in-house legal departments, before moving into her current role as a Practice Lead, where she works with top law firms in Canada. Prior to joining Impact Recruitment, Ellen worked as a legal administrative assistant for a leading boutique law firm in Vancouver.

Having worked both the candidate and client side of legal recruitment combined with her past experience as a LAA, Ellen has unique insights into the legal industry’s operations and corporate cultures which has contributed to her success working with our clients.

Ellen holds an honours Bachelor degree in Social Work (Institute of Technology Dublin).

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Hamasa Shir-Mohammad

Strategic Account Manager, Legal

As a Strategic Account Manager, Hamasa Shir-Mohammad manages relationships with some of Canada’s top law firms. With over a decade of experience in client facing roles, Hamasa is highly professional, dedicated, and compassionate. Truly valuing each unique client relationship, her focus is on building long-term partnerships which has resulted in numerous successful placements with legal clients across the country.

Hamasa holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology with a minor in Law and Society (University of British Columbia).

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Joe Gorman

Senior Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

Joe Gorman brings extensive executive-level recruitment experience to Impact Recruitment’s legal group. Having started his career in London, England, sourcing finance professionals for the hedge fund and private equity sector, Joe transitioned into lawyer recruitment upon returning home to Canada.

As a Senior Recruitment Specialist, Joe connects leading lawyers, at both the associate and partner level, with private practice and in-house counsel opportunities. His large network of contacts combined with thorough industry knowledge and a high degree of professionalism have contributed to Joe’s success as a legal recruiter.

Joe holds a Bachelor of Arts in History (University of British Columbia).

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Darryl Keong

Senior Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

Darryl Keong has experience recruiting both lawyers and legal support staff, providing him with a broad understanding of the legal industry. In his current role, he focuses on recruiting lawyers for law firm and in-house counsel roles. Darryl’s market knowledge and network provide him with the breadth of experience to source legal professionals at any level.

Darryl holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (Simon Fraser University).

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Aisling Lane

Senior Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

Bringing her significant experience to the legal group at Impact Recruitment, Aisling recruits lawyers across all practice areas, for both private practice and in-house roles.

Taking a personable approach to recruitment, Aisling understands the importance of long-term relationship building and fostering genuine connections with her candidates. As a result, she has cultivated a broad network of lawyers ranging from junior associate to partner level, allowing her to connect Impact’s law firm clients with some of North America’s most sought-after legal professionals.

 Aisling holds a Bachelor of Arts in English and New Media (University of Limerick).

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Natalie Wozencroft

Senior Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

For more than a decade, Natalie has connected talented professionals with top organizations across the country. Experienced in both in-house and agency recruitment, Natalie has worked with clients spanning a wide range of industries, including finance and accounting, operations, marketing and communications, and customer service.

In her current role, Natalie sources skilled professionals for Impact Recruitment’s legal clients. Her tenacity, industry knowledge and impressive background allow Natalie to provide efficient, professional, high-quality service to both clients and candidates.

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Cindy Huang

Recruitment Specialist, Legal Support

Bringing with her more than a decade of experience in sales and customer service, as well as a background in business administration, team development and management, Cindy Huang is a perfect fit for her current role – a Recruitment Specialist with Impact’s legal team.

Passionate about connecting with people, Cindy helps skilled legal support professionals take the next step in their professional careers by understanding their goals and connecting them with exciting new opportunities with growing law firms.

Cindy holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Human Resource Management (Kwantlen Polytechnic University).

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Christopher Lauria

Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

Starting his professional career in the hospitality industry, Christopher previously managed operations for restaurants as well as private golf clubs. This experience in employee sourcing and retention, onboarding, and training and development ignited his passion for recruitment.

Highly skilled at candidate sourcing and relationship building, Christopher utilizes his background to set himself apart from the competition. His dynamic and diverse skillset prove invaluable in his current role as a Recruitment Specialist and is a contributing factor in his continued success helping lawyers advance their careers with firms across North America.

Christopher holds a Bachelor’s degree in Hospitality Management and Administration (Johnson & Wales University).

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Irina Mui

Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

After attaining a law degree, Irina began her career working as a paralegal in Hong Kong, specializing in litigation and dispute resolution. Following that, she settled in Toronto, where she took on a position as a real estate lawyer at a boutique law firm in the city.

Shifting her focus from practicing law to legal recruitment, Irina’s industry experience proves invaluable in her current position with Impact Recruitment’s legal team. Irina recruits lawyers across all practice areas, for both private practice and in-house roles. With a broad network made up of lawyers ranging from junior associates to partners, Irina consistently connects law firms with top legal professionals.

Irina holds two Master of Laws, one in Canadian Common Law and the other in International Business Law (Osgoode Hall Law School).

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Pinaki Patel

Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers

Coming from a sales and retail background, Pinaki is well versed in dealing with different personalities and situations. Joining Impact’s legal team, Pinaki builds relationships with highly skilled lawyers and leading law firms across North America. She thrives in a fast-paced, high-energy environment, which contributes to her ongoing success at Impact.

Pinaki holds a Bachelor of Business Administration + Management (Langara College).

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Andrea Paterson

Recruitment Specialist, Legal Support

With four years of experience as a Legal Assistant in a Downtown Vancouver law firm, Andrea is leveraging her hands on experience in the legal field to have insightful and informed conversations with candidates and clients. Her focus is on sourcing top legal support talent for leading law firms filling Legal Assistant, Paralegal, and Conveyancer vacancies of all levels.

Andrea holds a Legal Administrative Assistant Certificate (Capilano University).

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  • Associate Counsel – Real Estate (boutique firm)
  • Associate Lawyer – Insurance Defence (promoted to Partner)
  • Sole In-House Counsel – Real Estate Developer
  • Senior Paralegal – Civil Litigation
  • Senior Paralegal – Estate Litigation
  • Paralegal – Commercial Litigation
  • Paralegal – Corporate
  • Paralegal – Insolvency and Foreclosure
  • Senior Legal Assistant – Immigration
  • Legal Administrative Assistant – Commercial Real Estate
  • Legal Assistant Intellectual Property
  • Legal Executive Assistant – Commercial Litigation
  • Corporate Records Supervisor

Additionally, our team has placed legal counsel with a Big Four accounting firm, as well as international forest management and national property management companies.



Impact Recruitment speaks your language because we understand your business. We have the knowledge and resources required to screen and qualify legal candidates, effectively. Unlike some of the other agencies out there.

Let’s get the conversation started.

Ready to start hiring? Email our Legal team directly.

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From LAAs to Senior Partners and General Counsel, Impact Recruitment can fill any level position within your organization.

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Our Recruitment Specialists specialize in specific niche areas. Their knowledge and in-depth understanding of your industry allows them to source top talent and rare skill sets.

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Core roles are a focal point for our continuous recruitment efforts and our growing networks. We work hard to connect with these professionals – even when you are not actively hiring – so we are ready to meet your needs when you are growing your team.

If your law firm or legal department is hiring for a unique role, we will work with your team to ensure your needs are met. We are always open to working with you on the most challenging roles, for any positions you need to fill.

Our focus includes both lawyer and legal support positions.

Law firms

  • Associate
  • Partner
  • Associate Counsel
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA)
  • Law Clerk
  • Conveyancer
  • Document Specialist


  • General Counsel
  • Corporate Counsel/Associate Corporate Counsel
  • In-House Counsel/Legal Counsel
  • Corporate Secretary
  • Paralegal
  • Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA)

Have a role that’s not on this list? No problem! We can help you fill most roles in your organization (even non-legal roles – check out our specialties page to learn more about our full recruitment services). We can even help you fill temporary or contract positions.

Reach out to our legal team to discuss your hiring needs!

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We’re ready to win you over, one quality placement at a time.
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