Richard Schontag

Director | Law Firms

Australia

  • Law firms
  • Law firms
  • Director/group manager

Richard is a specialist in recruiting lawyers for permanent positions in all practice areas, up to and including senior associates. Born and raised in South Africa, he moved to Australia in 2001 and graduated from ACU National in 2007 with a bachelor of business majoring in marketing. Having previously worked in-house at a law firm, Richard has a good understanding of our clients and their needs. He enjoys building relationships and helping clients achieve their business objectives by finding unique talent. He listens to his candidates and supports them with advice, moving them into the most suitable role.

  • Law firm

Environment & Planning Senior Associate

The Firm Join a well-regarded top-tier global law firm whose Environment and Planning practice has been a leader in the Australian market for over 20 years. The Team Our client has one of the largest dedicated Environment and Planning law practices in Australia. As a lawyer in the team you will advise on all aspects […]
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Competition Senior Associate

The Firm Our client is a leading progressive global law firm with a well-regarded competition practice. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced competition lawyer to join this dynamic and collaborative team. The Team This role will see you working with a leading and highly integrated team in the Australian/Asian market, with an extensive […]
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Trade Mark Attorney or Lawyer

The Firm Our client is a long established and full service Australian law firm with a highly regarded IP team. Our client is looking to grow its IP practice and there is an excellent opportunity for an experienced registered trade mark attorney or trade mark lawyer to join this dynamic and collaborative team. The Role […]
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Associate Insurance (Motor Vehicle)

The Firm This mid-tier firm has opened up a growth role for an Associate/Lawyer to join their Sydney Insurance team on a full time basis. It will be working with an excellent partner with a reputation of being down to earth and easy to work with. The Role Act for insurers in motor vehicle insurance […]
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Funds Lawyer

The Firm / Team Recognised as a leading adviser on M&A and other corporate transactions, this leading international firm is able to combine exceptional transactional skills with specialist expertise. This enables them to handle the numerous issues that can arise in a single corporate transaction. This firm has an exceptional track record in every sector […]
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Environment & Planning Senior Associate

The Firm Join a well-regarded top-tier global law firm whose Environment and Planning practice has been a leader in the Australian market for over 20 years. The Team Our client has one of the largest dedicated Environment and Planning law practices in Australia. As a lawyer in the team you will advise on all aspects […]
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Associate Construction Litigation

Job overview Main tasks: Advising clients on construction and project disputes. Preparation of claims for expert determination, adjudication, arbitration and litigation. Preparing formal legal opinions. Business development and networking activities. Contributing to department know-how. Desired skills and experience 3-9 years’ experience as a lawyer with construction dispute experience gained within another reputable firm (or by […]
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Lawyer – Disputes/Litigation

The Team Their lawyers are involved in some of Australia’s most high-profile commercial disputes, investigations and inquiries. They provide litigation and dispute resolution services across a broad range of areas such as “bet the company” litigation and investigations, class actions, Royal Commissions and other inquiries, major commercial disputes, regulatory investigations, high-profile litigation on cutting edge […]
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Corporate M&A Senior Associate

The Firm Our client is a long established and full service Australian law firm with a highly successful corporate team. The firm is looking to grow its corporate practice and there is an excellent opportunity for an experienced corporate lawyer to join this dynamic and collaborative team. The Team The firm’s corporate team has high-quality […]
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Competition Senior Associate

The Firm Our client is a leading progressive global law firm with a well-regarded competition practice. This is an excellent opportunity for an experienced competition lawyer to join this dynamic and collaborative team. The Team This role will see you working with a leading and highly integrated team in the Australian/Asian market, with an extensive […]
  • Posted Posted 3 weeks ago
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Construction Litigation Lawyer/Senior Lawyer

The Firm This boutique law firm was established by an ex-top tier lawyer. The practice has taken off and is growing which is why they are looking for someone. They offer a variety of legal services to Australia’s construction and building industry – from commercial contracting to dispute resolution and advisory legal services. They work […]
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Lawyer / Associate – Project Finance

Taylor Root is partnering with one of Australia’s leading law firms to assist in the growth of their leading banking and projects team. This is an excellent opportunity for ambitious and driven lawyers that are looking to fast track their careers in a nimble and entrepreneurial environment. There are no road blocks here. This firm […]
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richard’s Insights

  • Moving jobs

Living and working in Australia: a guide for South African lawyers

  • Posted November 15, 2021
Are you an overseas qualified lawyer looking for a career move to Australia? For more than 18 months Australia has had its international borders closed to South Africa and the world. That is all about change, with the border set to open soon. Whether you are seeking to move to Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane, Perth, Adelaide, […]
  • Moving jobs

Living and working in Australia: a guide for UK lawyers

  • Posted November 15, 2021
Are you an overseas qualified lawyer looking for a career more to Australia? After being closed for more than 600 days, Australia’s international borders are finally set to reopen to UK lawyers. This is a day our law firms’ clients have been waiting for, the Australia economy has bounced back speculatively in 2021, with demand […]
  • Industry leaders

Interviews: Dispute Resolution and Litigation Award finalists – 30 Under 30 Law Awards

  • Posted May 12, 2020
Taylor Root is proud to be the principal partner in the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 Law Awards. Richard Schontag, Associate Director at Taylor Root, had the opportunity to speak to this year’s finalists in the Dispute Resolution & Litigation category. This award recognises a lawyer who has demonstrated skill and expertise in acting across a […]
  • Remote working

How to conduct a successful video conference call

  • Posted April 12, 2020
Remote working tools like video conferencing are no longer a futuristic novelty—they are now a reality for many businesses and paramount to business continuity. In normal circumstances, video conferencing can save travel time and increase productivity, thus it has been increasingly changing the business world significantly. However now, the impact of the technology will be […]
  • DEI

Interviews: Be prepared, take control, and leave a lasting impression

  • Posted September 13, 2019
“There’s no reason to be nervous. You’re interviewing them as much as they’re interviewing you.” I hear myself saying this a lot to people, but it’s an important mental shift to make ahead of an interview. It prevents you going in with a passive mind set, and it will make you take control and be prepared. […]