Offshore and Overseas search

The International Team at MRA Search consists of teams dedicated to searches in Asia, Europe, the Middle East and offshore jurisdictions. Together, we assist lawyers in relocating internationally between jurisdictions and around the overseas locations within which we as a business do not currently have a physical presence.  

Drawing on decades of experience and bespoke jurisdictional knowledge, our Offshore and Overseas team has successfully facilitated moves from newly qualified up to partner level. We focus on Australia, the Middle East, the US, and the full spectrum of offshore jurisdictions around the world.  

Who we are


What we do

Our focus is on providing a dependable and professional service and we have built a strong track record of success. Our consultants are experts in their specific markets. They have worked with leading law firms over many years and therefore have an in-depth understanding of what clients are looking for in their overseas lawyers. 

We understand the complexities of making a move internationally and are on hand to help candidates make the move as smooth as possible. We will work with you through all the stages of the process from submitting your CV to setting up interviews across time zones and working with you to negotiate your offers.


How we do it

Given the comparative scale and complexity of any international move, and the additional risks involved both for the individual who is moving and the hiring business, our position in the process is far more consultative and far more ‘involved’ than most recruitment relationships.

As well as ensuring that the match on paper is a good one, extra care needs to be taken that individual lawyers' aspirations are realistic and that their motivations are genuine and appropriate for a particular market. In situations where people are uprooting both their lives (and in many instances, their entire families’ lives) as well as their careers, there can be no room for errors. At MRA Search, we are incredibly proud of our track record of facilitating moves that have proven over time to be long-term to permanent placements, which proves how effective we are at ‘getting it right’. The testimonials that our consultants receive individually often speak to the honesty and integrity with which we operate. These values remain at our core.

Given the above, the relationships that we foster with both candidates and valued clients are long-lasting, often spanning many years. Although in the right circumstances, an international move can unfold surprisingly quickly, it’s not something that should ever feel rushed.


For candidates

We provide an unrivalled level of market insight and understanding of the unique procedures involved in relocating to a host of different jurisdictions. We are able to assist at any stage in your thought process, whether you’re at the outset armed only with an idea that you might like to spend some time overseas, but don’t know where or when and how to start the process, or, whether you have a solid idea about exactly where you want to be and why and need assistance exploring more intricate aspects of a particular market to find the perfect fitting role. We can provide a level of insight into both the legal landscapes and living/working environments that is as unparalleled as the level of reassurance that you will feel that your career and this move are in the safest and most experienced of hands.

For clients

We put emphasis on all the above testing and vetting to ensure that any individual we introduce provides you with the confidence that this hiring will result in the highest possible return.

Roles we recruit for

Focusing primarily on private practice, we have a dedicated team that works with clients across the globe to build their teams at all levels of seniority from newly qualified associates to equity and managing partners in all practice areas.

We undertake both contingent and retained legal search assignments and are happy to consult with and advise you on the most appropriate search model for your bespoke needs.

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Alexandra was excellent throughout the process and pitched me exclusive roles that other agencies were not promoting. Would thoroughly recommend her for an offshore move!

Oliver Cross


Alexandra was such an amazing resource in helping me find a job and relocate to the Cayman Islands! She was so knowledgeable, responsive and helpful! Can't recommend highly enough.

Lauren Bond


How can we help ?

We have a dedicated team ready to work with you to find the best solution for your recruitment needs.

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