Our Way

EG Consulting is a specialist legal consultancy which aims at providing expert career management consultation to both employers and employees in the legal industry, specifically to:

  • Partners
  • Head of Legal/General Counsels
  • Senior Associates
  • Senior Legal Counsels
  • Associates
  • Legal Secretaries
  • Legal Counsels, and
  • Paralegals

Founded by two legal professionals who have extensive experience within the recruitment sector the company provides current and detailed advice. Open communication is key for any partnership to be a success. We see our consultancy as a partnership between us and our clients.

The company’s core value is integrity. Providing honest, detailed and specific advice to clients. Understanding needs, culture and technical requirements is where we excel.

Our Approach

EG Consulting’s core value is Integrity. This emphasis comes from our background and experience of being job seekers ourselves.

We make guiding a client through the recruitment process our core process. This is what we do. We provide open and honest advice (Integrity), We think outside the box to present all options (Ingenuity) and we guide through the application and interview process (Informative).

Most importantly, we listen. Then we find solutions.

We are here to help. Our Process;

  1. Introduction – We explain about ourselves and our services
  2. Consultation – We understand what is most important to you
  3. Advice – We provide market information and advice on potential options
  4. Search – We provide information on the market. Thinking about all available options
  5. Preparation – We will prepare you for your search from initial interview to signing a contract
Why Us?


We Listen. We respond. We understand.

We will provide open, honest advice relating to your requirements.


All of our interactions are designed to strengthen our partnership with our clients and candidates. We aim to be the first call should there be any career questions.


We place the highest value on this aspect of our business. We aim to be consultative. To suggest, to advice, to listen and to respond to the client’s requirements.


All consultants are experts in their given discipline. The aim is to treat the client as we would aim to be treated as clients. We have in depth knowledge of our given markets both nationally and internationally. In todays increasingly global market place we need to have an understanding of international options and their effect on domestic markets.

Meet The Team
Luke Guanlao

Luke was admitted as an Australian lawyer in 2005, to the Supreme Court of New South Wales and Queensland and has over of 10 years of experience practising law in Australia.

He commenced his career with Australia’s leading law firm, Minter Ellison in their corporate and litigation teams, and Thomson Playford (now, Thomson Geer) in their commercial disputes team. Luke has since taken on various senior in-house legal roles, including the position of:

  • Regional General Counsel, Asia Pacific for an international and UK listed recruitment firm;
  • Senior Legal Counsel, Asia Pacific also for an international UK listed recruitment firm; and
  • Legal & Compliance Manager, for Optus, Australia’s second largest telecommunications company.

In 2014 Luke founded his own law firm, which specialises in property, employment and commercial law. In the same year he acquired a boutique conveyancing practice, Sydney Property Conveyancing, which specialises purely in property conveyancing and has been in operation for over a decade.

Prior to attending law school, Luke’s commercial experience, included several years of working in senior business development and marketing roles with IBM, Compaq and HP, and VMware.

In May 2016 Luke co-founded EG Consulting in the interest of providing credible recruitment services based on his extensive experience within the recruitment and professional services space, and the IT  industry.

Having worked in:

  • private practise roles in the top and mid-tier space;
  • senior in-house legal positions;
  • the recruitment sector with two of the world’s top 5 specialist recruitment firms; and
  • the IT&T industry in various senior roles;

Luke is ideally placed to not only assist candidates in finding the right role but to advise on strategic steps necessary to be taken to solidify a fruitful career path . Outside of work, Luke’s passion is his family, fitness, and health. When not recruiting he can be found working out at his local Anytime Fitness club, or otherwise at home spending quality time with his wife and kids.

Thomas Eckardt

Thomas started his career in the UK working at various law firms in London within the corporate M&A sector.

Whilst working in one of the UK’s top tier law firms he made the decision to leave law and work in the recruitment to try to help junior lawyers with their career.

In the UK Thomas worked for one of the leading global specialist legal recruitment firms specialising on junior and mid-level lawyers within the private practice market. Having worked in that team for several years, expanding his specialist to include partner moves and becoming one of the top performers in the London office, he made the decision to move his career to Sydney.

Having transferred to Sydney Thomas developed his network and helped a global recruitment firm to build a legal recruitment team that became a high performing legal recruitment team. He has an in depth knowledge of the legal industry nationally and internationally. Thomas joined with Luke to Co-Found Eckardt Guanlao Consulting with the aim of providing candidates and clients with a service which exemplified his values of; Integrity, Informative and innovation. The aim is to provide candidates with lasting, ongoing, career services, and clients with a recognised brand for excellence. Particular areas of recruitment specialisation are;

  • paralegal
  • junior lawyers
  • mid- level associates
  • senior associates
  • Partners
  • General Counsels

Outside of recruitment Thomas has a morbid passion with long course endurance events and has completed various Ironman and Distance events.

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