Sonder Helps Make an Aussie Lawyer's London Dream a Reality

Written By:
Rebecca Adlington
Marketing Manager
Many Australian lawyers aspire to work in London. However, with tighter market conditions and tough competition, in 2024, it's no mean feat.  

One Cybersecurity associate from Australia turned their London aspirations into reality through determination, strategic planning, and the guidance of a London-based legal recruiter.

Here’s their story...

The journey began when the 3PQE Cyber lawyer sought the advice of Dylan Morrison, a respected senior consultant in London. Despite the lawyer's position in a reputable firm, Dylan advised patience, recommending they wait for the market to pick up before initiating their job search.

As recruitment activity increased towards the end of 2023, Dylan collaborated with the lawyer to refine their CV and prepare for the upcoming job hunt.  

By the end of 2023, this lawyer’s original firm had begun to introduce the idea of an internal move. While interested in this potential option, the candidate continued to work closely with Dylan who was able to leverage his connections and secure an interview with a prestigious international firm in London.

Dylan helped to facilitate two interviews before the Christmas break and ensured the lawyer was prepared accordingly.  

As a result, the candidate entered 2024 with offers from two competing law firms.  

The Outcome

Thanks to Dylan's negotiation skills, our lawyer received an offer from the leading international law firm in London, bundled with a generous £5K signing bonus and sponsorship, complete with paid flights to aid in the relocation process. The lawyer was delighted with the offer and acccepted soon after.  

Reflecting on the journey, our lawyer is filled with gratitude. Trusting Dylan proved to be the key to unlocking new opportunities he might have otherwise missed out on. It's a testament to the power of collaboration and the importance of working with a recruiter who not only understands your goals but is committed to making them a reality.

As someone who's navigated the relocation journey firsthand, there's a special satisfaction in assisting fellow Aussies in making their mark in London, unlocking opportunities, and thriving within the prestigious realm of top City firms. - Dylan Morrison, Senior Consultant, London

This success story is a testament to ambition, strategic planning, and trusting partnerships. With Sonder by your side, the world truly is your oyster.

Are you an Aussie lawyer considering a move to London? Don’t miss out on our free resources to help you achieve your career goals in the City!

London Legal Market Intel & Salary Guide – View Here

Make The Move: Working as an Australian or New Zealand Qualified Lawyer in London Guide – View Here  

An Aussie’s Guide to London with Dylan Morrison – Listen Here


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