Interim and consultancy solutions

Our interim legal, risk and compliance recruitment teams are adept at finding proven interim specialists, quickly and efficiently, for law firms and businesses in every sector. 

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High quality, flexible resource when you need it

Interim talent is a very flexible way to resource your legal, risk or compliance team. You can recruit experienced professionals very quickly in a variety of ways:

These legal, risk and compliance professionals are brought into your business on a temporary basis for a number of reasons, such as maternity cover, to manage specific projects and initiatives, cover staff absences or provide expertise during transitional periods such as mergers or restructuring.

  • Fixed term contract (FTC)
  • Day rate
  • PAYE
  • Limited company 

Why consider an interim hire?

Bringing in additional resource to any team requires thought, internal discussions and ultimately budget sign off. Sometimes having an interim alternative can allow a business to tackle immediate challenges without committing a long term solution.

Some of the main reasons why we see businesses bringing in interim talent include: 

Headcount and budget constraints

Address immediate needs without long-term commitments.

Quick access to specialists and niche skills

Engage experts with niche skill sets on short notice.  

High degree of flexibility

Adapt to changing business needs with short-term contracts. Whether this be on a day rate or a fixed term contract.

Cover expected and unexpected absences

Fill gaps due to resignation, parental leave, sick leave or project-specific demands.

Make the business case for a permanent hire

Assess the role that needs to be filled and provide evidence that it is required

Access to experienced talent

Interim professionals are ready to hit the ground running

How can your business benefit from hiring interim talent?

Bridge gaps in leadership quickly

An interim professional can help an organisation with anything from strategic guidance, business transformation, maintaining operations or general day to day support. All of this can be done at speed.


Employers can hire project-by-project professionals, giving them more flexibility in managing their workforce and adapting to changing business needs.

Cost savings and reduced administrative burden

Hiring contractors can often be more cost-effective than hiring permanent employees, as employers do not have to pay for all benefits, payroll taxes, or other overhead costs associated with having a full-time employee.
Taylor Root will manage the payroll, onboarding and referencing process. Most importantly, this is at no additional cost.

Increased productivity

Contractors are often highly motivated and focused on delivering results within a specific timeframe, leading to improved organisational productivity and efficiency.

Objective outsider perspective

An outsider is in a particularly good position to highlight areas that need improvement, alongside spotting challenges and opportunities from a fresh perspective.
They can also manage periods of high workload, knowledge transfer, flexibility and maintain business continuity.

Specialised skills

Contractors often have specialised skills and experience that may be difficult or expensive to find in a full-time employee, which can help employers complete projects more efficiently and effectively.

Roles we typically recruit for include:

  • Interim General Counsel 
  • Interim Head of Legal 
  • Interim Partner
  • Interim Legal Director
  • Interim Legal Counsel 
  • Interim Senior Legal Counsel 
  • Interim Associate
  • Interim Of Counsel
  • Interim Professional Support Lawyer
  • Document Review Paralegal
  • Document Review Lawyer 
  • Interim Patent Attorney 
  • Interim Contract Manager 
  • Interim Chief Compliance Officer
  • Interim Head of Risk and Compliance
  • Interim Compliance Manager
  • Interim Compliance Director 
  • Interim Compliance Analyst
  • Interim Company Secretary
  • Interim Chief Risk Officer
  • Interim Risk Director 
  • Interim Head of Operational Risk
  • Interim Risk Quant Manager
  • Interim Risk Business Partner

We are an experienced and trusted recruiter of interim lawyers and risk and compliance, internal audit and company secretarial specialists for businesses in every sector.  

We can provide interim specialists and consultants at all levels, from newly qualified solicitors through to heads of legal, legal directors and general counsel as well as risk analysts, compliance directors, internal auditors and company secretaries. We can also recruit document reviewers, paralegals and other non-qualified legal professionals for projects of all sizes.  


By choosing to work with us, you will benefit from: 

Genuine global reach

Through out network of global offices we have completed projects in more than 55 locations. And we recruit across many sectors through our sister companies Brewer Morris, Carter MurrayFrazer Jones, and Taylor Root

An unrivalled track record

We are a market leader in legal, risk, compliance, internal audit and company secretarial search and recruitment

Market longevity

We pioneered the first recruitment consultancies in numerous global locations. We offer local market knowledge on a global scale

Focused expertise

Our knowledge is entirely focused on the legal, risk and compliance professions. We speak your language and understand your markets

Candidates at pace

Because of the size and quality of our international talent network, we can find the interim specialists you need in as little as 24 hours 

Contract flexibility

Whether you need support on a fixed-term, consultancy, interim day rate basis or more, we can help. We have the talent networks to fulfil your needs on your terms  

Meet the team


  • Market Insight

Interim legal recruitment: why businesses need interim hires

  • Posted July 9, 2024
Taylor Root’s interim experts, Penny Parker, Director and Clare McCallum, Senior Consultant, discuss the current interim market and give some great advice of why businesses can benefit from interim hires and how best to go about this. Penny and Clare are experts at connecting interim legal professionals with businesses across the UK. To speak to […]
  • Market Insight

Q2: What are the in-house legal recruitment market trends?

  • Posted July 9, 2024
What is happening in the in-house legal recruitment market across the UK? The interim legal recruitment market Despite a slower start in Q1, Q2 saw rapid growth of the interim market. With many General Counsel experiencing restrictions in growth of their permanent headcount, the interim and consulting market has seen a further rise in popularity […]
  • Hiring advice

How to engage interim legal resource: Day rate vs fixed term contract

  • Posted May 2, 2024
What is the difference between day rate contractors and salaried fixed term contract (FTC) employees? What type of contract to choose has been an age long debate in the interim market and it can be confusing to know which route is best for your legal function. Taylor Root has been working closely with businesses for […]
  • Hiring advice

Q1: What are the in-house legal recruitment market trends?

  • Posted March 25, 2024
What is happening in the legal recruitment market across corporate and commercial and banking and financial services sectors? Corporate and commercial While economic uncertainty and geopolitical tensions continue to impact businesses the outlook for the UK Legal In-House Market in 2024 is more positive for commerce and industry than the news would suggest.We have seen […]
  • Career Advice

Take your legal career to London

  • Posted October 11, 2022
We recently held our ‘Take your legal career to London’ webinar, hosted by Priya Shah who was joined by Holly O’Connell, Legal Advisor at FirstGroup Plc and David Harrigan, Interim Deputy General Counsel. The session discussed the current in-house interim, legal job market and career development opportunities and explored the logistics around making an international […]
  • Interim

Is interim just for senior solicitors?

  • Posted March 12, 2020
The interim market has progressed rapidly in London over the past couple of years, with many firms looking to engage solicitors and PSLs on an interim basis for a number of different reasons, such as; Cover a gap in permanent recruitment Assist with a busy period Help with a large case Parental leave Secondment Cover […]
  • Interim

Why are more legal professionals choosing the interim path?

  • Posted May 13, 2019
The legal landscape has changed over recent years with interim work becoming a more popular choice for an ever-increasing number of legal professionals. Lawyers choosing to work on an interim basis do so for a number of reasons; seeking to work in different industries, enjoying greater control over their work-life balance, a much wider variety […]
  • Interim

Why are more legal professionals choosing the interim path?

  • Posted December 12, 2017
Traditionally, legal departments have consisted of permanent employees with minimal or no use of interim lawyers. However, over the past six to eight years we have observed a significant increase in the number of legal departments experiencing the benefits of hiring lawyers on an interim basis and also the number of legal professionals choosing interim […]
  • Interim

Do you want greater flexibility at work? Interim work could be the perfect fit for you!

  • Posted December 13, 2016
Working as an interim lawyer can be an exciting and challenging way to take your career forward and can offer you the flexibility that you might not have previously considered. Interim work is great for lawyers of all levels of experience, who find themselves in between roles or taking some time off before they look […]

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