OUR DEDICATED SERVICES
For over a decade, we’ve been providing quality, high-value solutions, for both Clients and Candidates in Legal Recruitment in the Brisbane and Gold Coast markets.
We are the best in the business at sourcing and matching highly talented and skilled professional Candidates with the strategic objectives of employers.
Our Professional and Support opportunities range from permanent, temporary and contract within Private Practice and In-House. These roles could vary from junior positions all the way through to management and partner opportunities.
Whether you are a Client or Candidate with us, we are here for you throughout the whole recruitment process!
OUR SERVICES INCLUDE
Industry Market Guidance & Insights - we are always available to discuss current trends and insights to keep your career or business future planning in mind.
Headhunting - if you are looking for someone specific, we can assist (chances are, we probably already know them!)
Ethical Candidate Sourcing - through various channels and trusted network connections.
Personalised Candidate Assessments - professional and personal.
Candidate Career Coaching - We understand that you may want to make a move... but is this the right move for you, right now? With our years of knowledge, experience and insight into the nuances of each each law firm and career possibility, we can guide and lead you to a path that is completely aligned to your ultimate goal — not just your next step. We offer you opportunities most other agencies won't find.
Consistent Client Communication - we keep you in the loop and we are always just a phone call away!
Candidate Talent Bulletins - direct to your inbox. You never know when that perfect Candidate could be brought directly to you!
Marketing of your Law Firm - we sell your practice to our Candidates.
Identify Practice Area Gaps within Law Firms - we source and place entire teams with specific professional skills to help firms grow and expand into legal areas they previously didn't have access to (or had limited resources).
Assist with Company Mergers & Acquisitions - we are integral to the process of buying and selling Law Firms.
Candidate Placement Monitoring - we check in with our Candidates during the first week, the first month and at probation review time and provide our Clients with their feedback.
OUR VALUE OFFERING
DiMention Recruitment firmly believes that personnel is personal,
and we strive to deliver a caring, professional service each and every time.
For Our Clients… Our dedicated recruitment process starts and ends with an understanding of your business at the forefront of our approach. We aim to deliver a Quality Candidate that meets not only your current needs, but your future needs as you grow together over time.
For Our Candidates… We engage individually with you to gain a comprehensive understanding of your experience and career goals, to ensure that your requirements, skills and vision are a match to our valuable Clients. This paves the way for a successful, mutually satisfying partnership for the long-term of both parties.
OUR BRAND VISION
Transforming People, Transforming Business — One Legal Firm At a Time.
Our joy comes from both the personal and professional growth that results in the lasting impact of aligning the right people to a career that inspires and fulfills them.
The idea of “being in the people business” isn’t just a cliché to us. We live it. Every day. We interpret and connect to the industry because we understand the nuances of the legal industry. The services we deliver are only part of the story.
OUR BRAND MISSION
Our role at DiMention Recruitment is not a single transaction — it is an alliance with both our clients and candidates — for the long-term.
We invest in people first, and our mastery in matching the right people in the right career, has an immediate positive result that continually adds value and worth to the law firms we partner with.
Whatever the situation may be, our role as advisors, connectors, educators and coaches means we help you navigate your triumphs and challenges.
OUR DEDICATED TEAM
We partner alongside people in a business environment, helping them learn, understand and adapt. Bringing this human element into our educational and collaborative approach is what makes us unique.
Dedication to us, is about being completely devoted to our task or purpose. To be fully present in the moment with energy, passion and intent for the best outcome possible.
It is the power that motivates us — what drives us in the morning even when the coffee machine isn’t working and to answer that last phone call in the evening when it’s past 5 o’clock. We are hard-working and loyal.
FOUNDER & DIRECTOR
To truly deliver greatness, we believe in connecting with people like you— people who are passionate about the standard of work they deliver, their professional reputation, and the community around them.
With over 28 years’ local and international experience, Di works best to benefit businesses with solving productivity problems by seeking out the most qualified Candidates for the job from both a skill set and cultural perspective. Di is committed to providing a hands-on approach with every interview and placement to ensure that each receives her final seal of approval. Quality assurance is the key to the DiMention Difference and this difference starts with Di.
Prior to launching DiMention Recruitment, Di was a professional of the legal industry herself, having worked for top-tier and mid-tier law firms, which focused in various areas of law including Human Resources. Di is fuelled with passion for the legal industry and has worked incredibly hard to become the Recruiter of Choice for the Gold Coast.
“DiMention Recruitment ‘bend over backwards’ to ensure that the best candidates meeting the brief are put forward.
I emphasise ‘meeting the brief’ because unfortunately in our experience, many other recruiters ignore key aspects of the brief in order to send through candidates in the hope of successful applications.
Their fees are very reasonable and competitive.
I couldn’t recommend more highly.”
Pat O’Shea, Partner — HOLMAN WEBB LAWYERS
SENIOR ASSOCIATE LEGAL RECRUITER FOR PRIVATE PRACTICE, IN HOUSE AND GOVERNMENT
Menaka joined DiMention Recruitment in 2021 with relevant legal industry experience across both the public and private sectors. Having studied Law and International Business at Griffith University, Menaka completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law. Menaka was admitted to the Legal Profession as a Lawyer of the Queensland Supreme Court and the High Court of Australia in 2013.
Menaka has held several positions in the Queensland public sector. She advised and represented Queensland Government departments, agencies and regulators across a range of matters including inquests, enforcement and prosecution issues as well as a broad range of Constitutional and public administrative law matters. Menaka also has extensive experience in public sector recruitment panels, having participated in numerous processes during her time in the Queensland public sector.
Most recently, Menaka was employed at a top tier law firm in Brisbane specialising in Public Law. In her role, she continued to represent Federal and State departments, government owned corporations and private sector clients in a variety of complex and high profile matters including corruption investigations and judicial review litigation.
Equipped with her firsthand legal experience, her natural ability to build and maintain meaningful and long-standing relationships, Menaka decided to make the transition into the world of legal recruitment. Motivated to assist candidates find professional happiness in their careers and clients to find the perfect candidate for their requirements.
Employers can be confident that Menaka has significant industry experience and will strive to locate quality candidates that will add value and fit into the organisational culture and future plans.
Both employers and candidates can rest assured that Menaka understands the importance of maintaining the utmost degree of confidentiality, and she will assist both employers and candidates through the recruitment process.
“Working with the DiMention Recruitment business is a personable experience. They look to find the candidates that suit the culture, practices and ethos of a firm and vice versa so that it is a long term view of the firm’s needs that are considered by Di and the team.”
Clayton Glenister, Managing Partner — MBA LAWYERS
Stephanie brings an array of legal industry and recruitment experience, having taken the leap from legal practice to legal recruitment in 2014. Stephanie is committed to helping legal professionals find career happiness, and helping law firms find long term employees.
Stephanie obtained her Bachelor of Laws degree from James Cook University, graduating with Honours. She then completed her Graduate Diploma of Legal Practice with the College of Law.
During her studies, Stephanie worked as an Assistant to a number of Barristers-at-Law across multiple areas of law. She also gained first-hand experience in private practice prior to her admission, and gained post admission experience In-House.
Stephanie has an in-depth knowledge of the Gold Coast and Brisbane markets, and has a high success rate when sourcing and securing suitable talent. Having worked closely with Diane for many years, Stephanie is able to assist both Support and Professional staff with their next opportunity.
When you talk to Stephanie, you can be sure she understands your legal and recruitment requirements.
“I have found both Di and Stephanie from DiMention Recruitment go above and beyond in assisting us with our employment needs. I have no hesitation in recommending their services.”
Shannon McLaughlin, Partner — CJM Lawyers
We’re excited to welcome to the DiMention Recruitment team, senior recruiter Jennifer Donnelly. She brings more than 15 years of specialist legal recruitment experience within both private practice and in-house sectors.
Hailing from California, she studied Business Communications before emigrating to Australia in 2000 and commencing a career in recruitment. As well as local experience, she brings vast international experience. For 15 years she was based in Hong Kong, where she specialised in placing legal professionals across Hong Kong, Shanghai, Beijing, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam, and worked closely with both international legal practices and multi-national corporations. In 2018, she moved back to Australia, where she worked placing Australian lawyers into roles throughout Asia Pacific.
As a recruiter, Jen takes a genuine interest in her clients' businesses, and stays focussed on the commercial needs of the firm.
She's built a reputation for building long term relationships with clients and candidates, and really understanding their requirement, so she delivers high quality every time, and can always be relied on as a resource.
When you work with Jennifer, you get a true business partner, who is there for the long term as your needs and goals evolve.
We’re thrilled to welcome to the DiMention Recruitment team, senior recruiter, Vanessa Testa.
Vanessa brings a wealth of legal industry experience having worked at several global and national law firms where she established strong and successful relationships with key internal and external stakeholders. Her background is in Human Resources (HR), and Learning & Development (L&D), assisting lawyers to achieve their learning goals and meet business strategy objectives. Most recently Vanessa has transitioned into Talent Acquisition where she is committed to sourcing the best possible candidate for her clients to create long-lasting success. Holding a Master of Communication, her understanding of people is evident in the ways she has collaborated and consulted with employees, business partners and now clients and candidates across all levels
We’re delighted to welcome to the DiMention Recruitment team, Executive Assistant, Keeley Atkinson. She is our go-to organisational and administrative expert, including being the friendly voice you hear on the phone, when calling our team!
Keeley joined the expanding team at DiMention Recruitment in 2022 and is usually the friendly voice you will hear when calling our offices. Bringing a can do attitude, Keeley will happily point you in the right direction whether you are a support or professional candidate, or looking at hiring for your team.
Keeley provides executive support to Diane and the DiMention Recruitment team, and brings prior recruitment and administration experience in both the white and blue-collar sectors. She has a proven track record of senior-level executive support, and has held various positions within the recruitment world, particularly within the compliance side of the industry.
Equipped with first hand experience, Keeley’s skillset includes providing both clients and candidates with an exceptional standard of customer service, ensuring that support services to the team are delivered appropriately and within a timely manner.
Keeley understands the importance of working with strict confidentiality, and brings her excellent organisational and time management skills to the table, competently attending to meeting and interview coordination, data entry, auditing, reporting, reference checking, post placement follow ups and more.
We are the legal industry match makers and we take pride in our success rates for long-term, mutually beneficial working relationships.
OUR BRAND VALUES
To Nurture is to Flourish
Nurturing emotional relationships are the most crucial primary foundation for both intellectual and social growth. This is vital to maximise future well-being — to be in a vigorus state where all parties can thrive. To flourish means to be in your prime, to be at the height of your excellence and influence.
A Good Reputation Never Hurt Anyone
It belongs to US and it belongs to YOU. Our Reputation is so important because it is a reflection of our impact and influence. A Good Reputation harnesses higher trust and lowers risk. We help build YOUR reputation because Firms with strong positive reputations simply attract better people.
The Power of Diverse Thinking
We harness diversity - both in our people and in our thinking. This uniquely enables us to find solutions to difficult problems because we constantly seek new opportunities. In doing so, we exceed expectations and tackle challenges with greater passion.
As Divergent Thinkers, we not only look at ‘facts’ in our solutions but combine this with ‘ideas’ and ‘possibility’. We shift to a mindset that has a broader outlook and approach while always enthusiastic to learn.
Humour is an Essential Life Skill
Law is serious enough, so we don’t have to be all the time! Studies have shown that a sense of humour can improve your mental and physical health, boost your attractiveness, and improve your leadership skills.
At DiMention Recruitment, we believe in Quality of Life. We encourage people to be themselves— not to take yourself too seriously.