Elwyn Forster

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About Company

With almost twenty years of experience in legal, accountancy, and finance recruitment, Elwyn Forster has been instrumental in shaping the careers of countless professionals. Our deep industry knowledge and extensive networks allow us to navigate the nuances of both firms and individuals with confidence.

We focus on retained search mandates, contingency jobs and interim appointments in the fields of legal, accountancy & finance. We recruit legal and finance professionals with more than two years’ experience, up to Partner or CFO level. We are a trusted recruitment partner to a diverse range of companies including select top-tier firms, multinational corporates, and boutique practices.

At Elwyn Forster, confidentiality is ingrained in our core values, guiding every aspect of our operations. Recognising the sensitive nature of legal and finance recruitment, we prioritise the utmost discretion in handling confidential information, whether it pertains to strategic business matters or individual career aspirations. Our team is dedicated to maintaining the highest standards of confidentiality. When you partner with Elwyn Forster, you can trust that your confidentiality is our top priority, allowing you to navigate recruitment processes with confidence and peace of mind.

Clients can expect to work with the same dedicated consultant across multiple searches, or at various points in your career fostering trust and familiarity over the years. We’ve found our candidates have become clients, a relationship lasting over a decade.

Leveraging our extensive network and deep industry knowledge, we facilitate seamless transitions for candidates seeking opportunities in new jurisdictions. Whether it’s navigating visa requirements, or understanding local market dynamics, we are equipped to support professionals in their international career moves.

We do what is right, not what is easy and are committed to staying focused on achieving successful outcomes, even in the face of challenges. Our long-term relationships are built on the pillars of exceptional service, credible advice, and an ethical, honest approach. Even if we can’t help you at this juncture of your career, we are always happy to provide advice and support you where we can.

We believe that success lies in collaboration, partnership and a personalised approach. If you are aiming to advance your career to new heights, we would love to hear from you.

Contact us today: [email protected]

Team Member


Chantel Forster

Experience: Chantel Forster Director and Founder. A career spanning almost twenty years in legal and finance talent acquisition. Having worked as a Senior Recruitment Manager at Herbert Smith Freehills (HSF), Australia, a Tier 1 global law firm, Chantel brings extensive experience in recruiting roles from Solicitor, Senior Associate through to Partner. Chantel's time at HSF equipped her with invaluable insights into the intricacies of legal talent acquisition, enabling her to foster lasting relationships and deliver exceptional results. Prior to Chantel's role at HSF, she held pivotal positions at renowned firms such as Walker Hamill, where she served as Managing Director in finance and accounting recruitment, and Michael Page, where she began her recruitment journey. Chantel is known for her energy, commerciality, credible advice, and an ethical and honest approach. She will go above and beyond what is expected to help you find the right candidate or that dream role. When Chantel's not recruiting, you can find her spending valuable time with her husband and young daughter, open water swimming, enjoying a glass of pinot noir or doing hot Bikram yoga. To find out more about Chantel connect with her on LinkedIn.