ASSOCIATES – PARTNERS – IN-HOUSE COUNSEL – LEGAL SUPPORT
Impact Recruitment’s legal group sources top lawyers and legal support professionals across Canada. 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 across Canada – 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
MEET OUR LEGAL TEAM
Vice President, Corporate Services
Mark Fenwick is a Vancouver-based 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).
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).
Business Development Manager, Legal
After attaining his law degree in 2014, Michael Byrne began his international legal recruitment career working in New Zealand and the UK. Bringing his significant industry experience to the legal group at Impact Recruitment, Michael worked as a recruitment specialist before transitioning to a business development role.
Michael’s broad network of professionals and commitment to building partnerships with his clients allow him to consistently connect law firms and in-house clients with the country’s top legal talent.
Michael holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Oxford Brooks University.
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).
Senior Recruitment Specialist, Legal Support
With experience recruiting for permanent, temporary and contract roles in both Canada and Ireland, Fionnula Dillon sources qualified legal support staff for leading law firm and in-house legal clients. Since joining Impact Recruitment, Fionnula has built an impressive network of legal professionals, including paralegals, LAAs and conveyancers.
Fionnuala holds a Bachelor of Business in Business and Management (Cork Institute of Technology).
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).
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).
Recruitment Specialist, Legal Support
Anna Sham specializes in placing legal support staff with law firms and in-house legal departments, including highly qualified paralegals and LAAs. She also recruits conveyancers, legal office clerks and document specialists. With proven success working on hard-to-fill and unique roles, Anna sources top talent for leading private practice and in-house legal clients.
Anna holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications (Simon Fraser University).
Recruitment Specialist, Lawyers
With experience in both agency and in-house recruitment, Olivia Truong works with the legal group to source highly qualified lawyers for both private practice and in-house roles. Olivia is highly skilled at candidate sourcing as well as relationship building, and her partnership approach to recruitment has been a key factor in her success.
Olivia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology (University of British Columbia).
NOTABLE + RECENT PLACEMENTS
- 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.
LOOKING TO HIRE?
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.
Ready to start hiring? Email our Legal team directly.
FILL ALL LEVELS WITHIN YOUR FIRM
From LAAs to Senior Partners and General Counsel, Impact Recruitment can fill any level position within your organization.
EXPERT KNOWLEDGE OF YOUR INDUSTRY
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.
PROFESSIONAL RECRUITMENT FOR FIRMS ACROSS CANADA
We staff firms across this great country of ours and we are a 100% Canadian owned and operated business. Learn more about our story.
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.
- Associate Counsel
- Legal Administrative Assistant (LAA)
- Law Clerk
- Document Specialist
- General Counsel
- Corporate Counsel/Associate Corporate Counsel
- In-House Counsel/Legal Counsel
- Corporate Secretary
- 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.