Meet our
expert team

Decades of in-house legal recruitment knowledge and experience
together with a passion to excel are at the heart of the team.

Our Leaders

Since 2015, the two Andrews and the team have been
growing Dovetail into the success it is today.

Andrew Murdoch

Managing Director

16 years of in-house legal recruitment experience built upon a foundation of 6 years as a lawyer and a desire to provide the best service give Andrew unparalleled knowledge and insight into the legal market and the recruitment process. Andrew is the professional lawyers turn to when they want advice they can rely on.

Andrew Bursill

CFO, Director

Andrew has over two decades of experience as a CFO for listed companies, a successful entrepreneur and an angel investor. He brings to Dovetail a structural rigour and oversight that ensures Dovetail works like a well-oiled machine.

Andrew Murdoch

Managing Director

16 years of in-house legal recruitment experience built upon a foundation of 6 years as a lawyer and a desire to provide the best service give Andrew unparalleled knowledge and insight into the legalmarket and the recruitment process. Andrew is the professional lawyers turn to when they want advice they can rely on.

Andrew Bursill

CFO, Director

Andrew has over two decades of experience as a CFO for listed companies, a successful entrepreneur and an angel investor. He brings to Dovetail a structural rigour and oversight that ensures Dovetail works like a well-oiled machine.

Here to help

With over 50 years of combined experience, our team can
connect you with the best in-house lawyers in Australia.

Charlie Smirl

Business Director

Charlie knows the in-house legal market inside-out. A lawyer for 12 years including, 9 as in-house legal and at Dovetail since 2016. There’s not much Charlie doesn’t know about the challenges lawyers and clients face when looking to recruit and he uses this knowledge to ensure the process is calm and seamless.

Sonia Cason

Managing Business Director

Few people are as passionate and dedicated as Sonia and the team she manages. Her professionalism was learnt over 15+ years at large financial organisations including Morgan Stanley and ASX. Sonia heads up a team of four and holds them to high expectations, so the clients are always met.

Imogen Spouse

Consultant

Imogen has a knack for seeing what’s important in combination with initiative and proactivity she’s always one step ahead. Going above and beyond to ensure she delivers superior service.

Rowan Hodges

Intern

Rowan joined Dovetail at the beginning of 2022 to assist the team with it’s processes and efficiency to ensure we offer as smooth service as possible. In his “spare time” Rowan is studying Bachelor of Science at Sydney University, majoring in Medical Science and Industrial Relations.

Carina He

Carina He

Intern

A Commerce/Law student at UNSW, Carina joined Dovetail to gain insight into the legal profession that she hopes to join. Additionally, Carina has an interest in IT, marketing, and data how they work together to provide tailored and relevant communication. Carina is also an avid computer gamer and you’d be unwise to underestimate her online.

Charlie Smirl

Business Director

Charlie knows the in-house legal market inside-out. A lawyer for 12 years including, 9 as in-house legal and at Dovetail since 2016. There’s not much Charlie doesn’t know about the challenges lawyers and clients face when looking to recruit and he uses this knowledge to ensure the process is calm and seamless.

Sonia Cason

Managing Business Director

Few people are as passionate and dedicated as Sonia and the team she manages. Her professionalism was learnt over 15+ years at large financial organisations including Morgan Stanley and ASX. Sonia heads up a team of four and holds them to high expectations, so the clients are always met.

Imogen Spouse

Consultant

Imogen has a knack for seeing what’s important in combination with initiative and proactivity she’s always one step ahead. Going above and beyond to ensure she delivers superior service.

Rowan Hodges

Intern

Rowan joined Dovetail at the beginning of 2022 to assist the team with it’s processes and efficiency to ensure we offer as smooth service as possible. In his “spare time” Rowan is studying Bachelor of Science at Sydney University, majoring in Medical Science and Industrial Relations.

Carina He

Carina He

Intern

A Commerce/Law student at UNSW, Carina joined Dovetail to gain insight into the legal profession that she hopes to join. Additionally, Carina has an interest in IT, marketing, and data how they work together to provide tailored and relevant communication. Carina is also an avid computer gamer and you’d be unwise to underestimate her online.

External Experts

Dovetail team members are high performing recruiters. To provide our premium service at low rates we are supported by experienced and talented external providers of HR/Graphic Design/Accounting/Finance IT/Marketing. The Dovetail team does what they do best - recruit and grow careers and outsources the rest.

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