Sam Walters

General Manager, Melbourne

Mediocrity is madness, Champions do extra

Sam is the General Manager of u&u. Recruitment Partners in Melbourne.

With over 12 years recruitment experience, and a practising Lawyer from Norton Rose Australia, Sam is also the Partner in Legal Executive for u&u, recruiting executive legal positions across Australia. Sam’s extensive networks and hands-on experience mean he has a distinct advantage in the competitive legal recruitment market.

He regularly recruits:

  • In-House Lawyers (Legal Counsel up to General Counsel and Head of Legal);
  • Legal Risk, Governance and Compliance professionals; and
  • Private Practice Associates and Partners.

With his experience running high performing, culture-led recruitment teams across London and Australia, Sam now has the strategic responsibility of building and developing u&u Recruitment Partners in Melbourne.

Sam’s goal is to grow a team of passionate, specialist recruiters to deliver high-quality, innovative and outcome-focussed solutions for our Melbourne clients.

Prior to joining u&u Sam led a FTSE listed recruitment business in London, also heading the global legal search business spanning 120 consultants. A true people-person and a passionate leader, Sam has proven success in building and supporting teams who are driven for success.

Sam’s previous recruits:

  • General Counsel – Global Investment Bank
  • Associate General Counsel – Global Asset Manager
  • Head of Legal – Sovereign Wealth Fund
  • Deputy General Counsel – Listed Technology Conglomerate
  • Real Estate Partner – Top 5 international law firm
  • Special Counsel – Litigation Boutique
  • Senior Associate – Top 10 Law firm

Griffith University
Bachelor of Law/Bachelor of Accounting (Hons)
Qualified Lawyer

Get to know Sam

Favourite drink of choice? A chardonnay from Martinborough 

If you could have dinner with two people, dead or alive, who would you invite? Michael Jordan and Muhammad Ali 

If you had to choose your last meal on earth, what would it be? Homemade chicken kiev

What would you tell your younger self when finding your first job? Pick your boss, not the company

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