Ravi Wickramaratne

Senior Legal Recruitment Consultant


The best thing about working in recruitment is the impact we make on the lives of our candidates and clients from changing a candidates life by helping them look for their dream job to assisting a firm in finding the best lawyers to service their clients. All this brings a sense of fulfillment and joy.

I am glad that with the experience that I have gained together with my passion for the legal profession and helping people, I am able to make a difference in someone’s life.



My Areas of Expertise.

Lawyers to Senior Associate Lawyers

I have experience recruiting Lawyers to Senior Associate Lawyers with up to 10 years post-admission experience across all areas of law for positions in boutique, mid-tier, top-tier and global law firms.

Legal Counsel to Senior Legal Counsel

I have experience recruiting In-house Legal Counsels with up to 10 years post admission experience across ASX listed and unlitsed companies, government departments and not-for-profit organisations.

My Recent Appointments.

In-house Legal Counsel | Global Hospitality Company


We conducted a search for our client who is a global hospitality company for a Commercial / Property Lawyer.

After a full search of the market we provided a high quality shortlist and successfully placed our candidate into the position.

Senior Family Lawyer | Specialist Family Law Firm


We were engaged to recruit a Senior Associate Family Lawyer with a specialist family law firm in a candidate short market and we successfully placed the position.


In-house Property Legal Counsel | ASX Listed Asia Pacific Company


We were engaged by an ASX Listed company who is a leading provider of vehicle parts and accessories to conduct a legal recruitment search for a Property Legal Counsel. Within 7 days of being briefed we successfully appointed a candidate to this position.

Legal Counsel & Company Secretary | ASX Oil & Gas Company


We were engaged by an ASX Listed company who specialise in Oil and Gas exploration across Australia, parts of Asia and South America to recruit for a Legal Counsel and Company Secretary.

The role required the candidate to have CoSec experience as well as exposure to Oil and Gas and after a thorough search we were able to successfully place a candidate who met all of the clients’ criteria.

Head of Legal | Australia’s Largest Franchising Group


We were engaged to recruit for a Head of Legal for one of Australia’s iconic and leading service providers. The client had completed their own recruitment campaign, however after months they were unable to find a suitable candidate

The client decided to engage our services and we were able to secure a candidate within 3 days.

Legal Counsel | Victorian Government Agency


We were engaged by a leading government agency to find a Legal Counsel for their regional offices. After an in-depth search of the Victorian legal market we were able to secure a candidate that was looking for exactly what our client was offering.

National Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Manager


We were engaged to recruit for a National Legal, Compliance and Regulatory Manager in the gaming, hospitality, sports and luxury accommodation sector.

Following an in-depth search covering the entire country we were able to secure a candidate who described this role as their dream job incorporating sport, travel and hospitality.

Legal Officer | Victorian Local Council


We were engaged by a leading Victorian local council to appoint a Legal Officer. After completing a full legal executive search of the Victorian legal market, we successfully placed an outstanding candidate into the position.

Legal Counsel | Not-for-Profit Organisation


We were engaged by a major not-for-profit organisation who make a huge impact on the lives of Australian School Kids to conduct a search for an In-house Legal Counsel who had extensive knowledge of privacy law.

After an extensive search of the legal market, we successfully appointed a candidate to the position.

Senior Legal Counsel | ASX Listed Non-Bank Lender


We were engaged by an ASX Listed non-bank lender to recruit for their growing legal team.

After being appointed to exclusively conduct a search we successfully placed a senior legal counsel within 2 weeks of being appointed.

Senior Associate Property Lawyer | Surf Coast Law Firm


Our client located on the surf coast engaged us exclusively to recruit for a Senior Property Lawyer. Despite the short pool of candidates, we were able to successfully appoint a Senior Property Lawyer into the team.


Ravi was very professional to deal with and genuinely committed to finding a role that was the right fit for both the employer and I. Very happy!


Ravi at Gatehouse Legal was wise, provided awesome assistance and a great listening ear. Thanks for your help.


Ravi was so professional and tried hard to find a job in a legal firm that would be the right fit. He found the right job for me in record time and was so attentive and knowledgeable. Really appreciate all you help Ravi.


Ravi is absolutely wonderful and I wouldn’t hesitate to recommend him. We have been in contact for many years now and when the right opportunity came up, he was an essential part in securing the role. Ravi was excellent with frequent updates and is always easy to get hold of. A standout recruiter!


I would highly recommend Ravi Wickramaratne and Nathan Simm when it comes to looking for work in the legal industry. I had so much support in seeking the right role. I received constant updates on potential roles and they were keen to help me. They were so helpful and made the process a lot more easier and stress free. They were friendly and were genuine in wanting to help me. I would recommend Gateshouse Legal Recruitment to anyone.

Ravi was amazing throughout the whole process! Constantly checked in with me to see how I was going with the new role. Highly recommend the team at Gatehouse.


I had a fantastic experience with Ravi! Within a week I had secured a position at a wonderful firm. Ravi was very responsive, friendly and listened to what I wanted. Couldn’t recommend him highly enough.


Ravi at Gatehouse was a pleasure to work with. From my initial email to him he had set up a meeting within a few days to discuss my options and from there he was always quick to provide updates and liaise between my now employer and I. Highly recommend!


I really enjoyed dealing with Ravi. He was so helpful, reliable and constantly kept me in the loop. He found the perfect role for me. Very very happy with the outcome. Thank you Ravi!!!


I have dealt with a number of different recruiters in the past 12 months. Safe to say that Ravi was incredible and a serious cut above the rest. I highly recommend asking for Ravi if you are looking for a new position.


Ravi Wickramaratne was instrumental in securing my current employment. Ravi is very knowledgeable, has a strong network in the legal industry, and is highly responsive and professional in his dealings. Highly recommend Ravi!


Gatehouse provides excellent legal recruitment services and boasts a team of well-informed and connected professionals. I would highly recommend contacting Ravi Wickramaratne, as he boasts extensive experience across various industries, carries himself with a friendly demeanour, and offers valuable insights.


Ravi was really proactive, approachable, personable and helpful – had a very good experience.


I dealt with Ravi at Gatehouse and he was extremely helpful and informative throughout the whole process. Showed genuine interest and consideration for myself and my career. Highly recommend!


Current Legal Opportunities.

Inhouse Commercial Lawyer (4 years+PAE) – Leading University!

Rare opportunity for a Lawyer to move inhouse and join this well-known innovative University with a premier reputation and supportive community.

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Associate Lawyer/Town Planner – Planning and Environment – Large Australian Firm

Our client is a leading law firm with an excellent reputation in providing exceptional legal and strategic advice to their premium clients base for its award-winning workplace culture.

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Senior Associate – Employment Law – Mid Tier Law Firm

This is a unique opportunity for a Senior Employment Lawyer to join one of Australia’s most respected national law firms who are in an exciting growth phase and looking to make a strategic appointment of an Employment Law Senior Associate to their Team. 

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About Me.

Ravi is a Legal Recruitment Consultant at Gatehouse Legal Recruitment specialising in permanent and contract recruitment for Lawyers.

Ravi understands the key attributes and experience necessary to be successful within the legal profession and has developed a keen eye for matching the very best legal talent with the right legal career opportunity across both private practice and in-house legal teams.

Ravi combines his drive for helping people and his passion for the legal profession to ensure quality and unique placements are achieved for his candidates and clients.

Get In Touch.

Level 7, 607 Bourke Street, Melbourne VIC 3000

Phone: + 61 03 9909 7187



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