Banking and financial services

Our legal, risk and compliance recruitment teams support banking and financial services businesses to hire the highest quality talent in the market.

Explore Banking and financial services recruitment

From emerging fintechs to the world’s biggest banks, we have partnered with some of the world’s leading companies over the past three decades as they have built and expanded their in-house legal, risk and compliance functions. 

Forming long-term partnerships with professionals and businesses, we are a market leader in the sector. Whether companies are looking to hire their first lawyer or expand their risk team internationally, we are a trusted consultancy with an impeccable reputation. 


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

Genuine global reach

Our 13 global offices have completed projects in more than 55 locations.  Through our extensive network we can consistently deliver in your search for talent  

An unrivalled track record

We are a recruitment partner you can trust

Market longevity

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

Focused expertise

Focused expertise. We are a legal, risk and compliance specialist search and recruitment consultancy, dedicated to the legal, risk and compliance professions. We speak your language and understand your markets 

Tailored services

We tailor our services to suit your needs and goals. Typically, they include contingent and retained search, permanent, temporary and interim recruitment as well as consultancy solutions 

Roles we typically recruit for include: 


Global general counsel  
General counsel  
Legal director  
Head of legal  
Interim general counsel  
Interim head of legal  
Senior legal counsel  
Legal counsel 
Interim legal counsel 
Contract manager


Chief risk officer
Risk director
Head of risk  
Risk manager 
Quantitative manager  
Risk analyst  
Quantitative analyst
Senior market risk analyst
Market risk project manager 
Credit manager  
Special counsel



Chief compliance officer 
Compliance director  
Head of compliance  
Head of data protection  
Compliance manager  
Compliance analyst
Conflicts analyst 

Global in-house legal market report 2023/2024

The global in-house legal market is a complex and dynamic environment and is facing a myriad of challenges and opportunities. This report addresses a number of factors affecting the market including the growing focus on ESG and regulatory compliance and the adoption of generative AI.

  • General counsel

The importance of diversity and inclusion in legal teams

  • Posted July 17, 2024
The importance of diversity and inclusion within legal teams cannot be overstated in today’s rapidly changing legal landscape. Building a diverse legal team not only aligns with principles of equality and fairness but also profoundly impacts an organisation’s success. Diversity and inclusion are often grouped together because they are interconnected, and it is only in […]
  • 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 […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Clare Bouwmeester

  • Posted July 4, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Sarah Ingwersen recently spoke to Clare Bouwmeester, Legal Consultant for Fortnum and Mason about her experience as a Trustee for Sophie Hayes Foundation. What does your charity do? The Sophie Hayes Foundation is a charity that can help save lives. It gives hope […]

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