Georgia Morgan-Wynne

Partner | In-house Legal | Head of Corporate and Commercial | UK

London, UK

Georgia’s Recent placements

  • General Counsel | Preqin
  • General Counsel | Zappi
  • General Counsel | Brandwatch
  • Multiple hires | Cognizant
  • Multiple hires | eBay

Georgia leads our in-house corporate and commercial permanent and interim teams. She has been in the recruitment industry since 2011 with a focus on the senior legal executive search market across a range of industries with particular expertise in the high-growth technology, digital and e-commerce space. She has successfully placed lawyers with FTSE 100 corporates through to smaller listed and PE, VC-backed companies. Georgia is passionate about creating inclusive recruitment processes and working with clients on their diversity equity and inclusion agenda.

Georgia’s testimonials

COO | Board Intelligence

“We engaged Taylor Root for the search of our Head of Legal as they came highly recommended. We were looking for someone who brought a commercial, entrepreneurial approach to their work, and who would work with us to propel the business forwards. From initial instruction to the accepted offer, Georgia was brilliant and delivered a shortlist of candidates well matched to our business requirements and culture. I would absolutely recommend Taylor Root and use Georgia again.”

Emma Priestley

Non-Executive Director | IRIS Audio

“Georgia provided fabulous support for IRIS Audio in recruiting our first in-house lawyer. This was such an important hire for a rapidly growing business and making sure we found someone who would be a great fit with a small team was essential. It is challenging to get really great candidates, when hiring at a relatively early stage of their careers. Georgia understood exactly what we were looking for, helped us rapidly assess the market and quickly put together a very credible short list for us. We needed to move very fast but could not afford to make anything other than a great hire. We are absolutely delighted with the candidate we chose and I have been happy to recommend Georgia to others who might be struggling to find stand-out talent for their teams”


Mark Chambers

General Counsel | Chief of Legal Services and Compliance

“Georgia is a very professional, approachable and personable legal recruiter. Georgia understands the client’s requirements and business needs to find the best-suited candidates. Georgia supported me on my recent career move by understanding my career aspirations and motivations and helping to find the best-suited role. Georgia is great at maintaining and building relations and post placement regularly checked to ensure I was embedding well within the new organisation. I would like to work with Georgia again and would pleasantly recommend her to anyone on either side for the recruitment process. Georgia is a very professional, approachable and personable legal recruiter. Georgia understands clients’ requirements and business needs to find the best-suited candidates. Georgia supported me on my recent career move by understanding my career aspirations and motivations and helping to find the best-suited role. Georgia is great at maintaining and building relations and post placement regularly checked to ensure I was embedding well within the new organisation. I would like to work with Georgia again and would pleasantly recommend her to anyone on either side for the recruitment process.”

Sheetal Shah, LL.M

Legal Counsel

“I was so impressed by Georgia’s approach and professionalism. She is a great listener, which was reflected in the conversations we had around roles and placements, and ultimately the job she approached me with. She goes above and beyond and her understanding of the legal industry is evident and is a pleasure to work with. Would recommend her!”

Tanisha Onyenaoha

GEORGIA’s Insights

  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Nick Webb

  • Posted May 10, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne, recently spoke to Nick Webb, Group General Counsel at Stolt-Nielsen Limited, about being a Trustee for HvH ARTS. What does your current NFP do? HvH ARTS is a charity that gives children access to and support in the arts. Its focus is on […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Sophie Hosking

  • Posted April 10, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne, recently spoke to Sophie Hosking, Head of Legal at Cazoo, about being a Trustee for London Youth Rowing. What does your NFP do and what is your role as a trustee? London Youth Rowing (LYR) believes in sport, specifically rowing, for […]

How to run a successful onboarding process

  • Posted March 12, 2024
As a General Counsel or Head of Legal onboarding for your legal and compliance team is crucial. Good onboarding starts with a great recruitment process and continues all the way through the first year of your new hire. Successful onboarding can increase retention rates and performance of your new hire by over 80%   Here’s […]
  • Trustee network

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Harry Borovick

  • Posted March 12, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne, recently spoke to Harry Borovick, General Counsel at Luminance, about being a Trustee for M7 Education What does your charity do? M7 Education find state schools with above 30% pupil premium and help fund educational experiences that will help both the […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Nicola Lucas

  • Posted February 1, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne recently spoke to Nicola Lucas, General Counsel and Company Secretary at New Look about being a Trustee for One YMCA. What Trustee opportunities have you undertaken? I became a Trustee of the One YMCA based in Herts, Beds and Bucks nearly 10 years ago […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee network: An interview with Jemilla Olufeko

  • Posted January 17, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne recently spoke to Jemilla Olufeko, Global Legal Counsel at WPP about being a Trustee for Sydenham Arts. What does your organisation do? My organisation is a charity called Sydenham Arts. Based in South East London, our mission is “to provide, promote, and advance […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Ofei Kwafo-Akoto, GLP

  • Posted January 16, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne recently spoke to Ofei Kwafo-Akoto Head of Legal – Europe at GLP about being a Trustee for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. What does your Trustee organisation do? The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award is a youth charity that supports young people from all walks […]
  • Market Insight

General Counsel in sports, leisure and gaming roundtable: building sustainable legal teams

  • Posted January 12, 2024
Trying to manage expectations and build a high performing legal team isn’t easy. The key to success involves blending strategic vision with human-centered approaches for hiring, retention and succession planning. We discussed all of these topics with 20 legal leaders at our inaugural General Counsel in sports, leisure and gaming roundtable. hiring retention Succession planning […]
  • Hiring advice

Have you thought about candidate experience whilst hiring for your legal team in December?

  • Posted December 14, 2023
A number of our clients have got in touch with the Taylor Root team in the last week looking to make legal hires, which we are always delighted to assist with! At this time of year, with many competing priorities, it’s important to not forget about the candidate experience and what tweaks you may need […]
  • General counsel

General Counsel in retail and FMCG 2023 | How do you build a high performing legal team?

  • Posted December 6, 2023
In November we hosted a General Counsel roundtable for 20 senior leaders in the retail and FMCG sector. During the interactive discussion, co-chaired by Dan Webster, General Counsel at Harrod, we defined the pillars that create a high performing team and what leadership qualities General Counsel need to possess. If you can create a positive, […]
  • Career Advice

The Economist General Counsel Summit | What makes a modern General Counsel?

  • Posted November 13, 2023
The Economist General Counsel Summit 2023 shed light on the undeniable challenges that businesses are currently facing due to geopolitical forces, macroeconomic uncertainty and the pace of volatility that has intensified over the past 12 months. General Counsel are at the intersection of these complex economic factors, charged with navigating the organisation through turbulent times. The […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Khim Kharaud, Xero

  • Posted November 8, 2023
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne recently spoke to Khim Kharaud, Senior Legal Counsel at Xero about being a Trustee for The Samuel Lithgow Youth Centre. What does your Trustee organisation do? The Samuel Lithgow Youth Centre is a youth centre located in Camden, which our chairperson aptly describes […]
  • Career Advice

Moving in-house: career advice for junior lawyers

  • Posted October 30, 2023
In recent years, there has been a noticeable surge in the demand for in-house junior lawyers. At the same time, we have seen an upswing in the enthusiasm of junior lawyers aiming for careers in-house. However, despite these trends, apprehensions remain within the legal industry around the possibility of being deemed ‘too junior’ to move […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Shrina Shah, Pure Gym

  • Posted October 9, 2023
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne recently spoke to Shrina Shah, General Counsel at Pure Gym about being a joint Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees at the Kiln Theatre. What does your trustee organisation do? I am (joint) Vice Chair of the Board of Trustees […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Andin Fonyonga, The Kids Network

  • Posted August 24, 2023
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne recently spoke to Andin Fonyonga about her time as a Trustee for The Kids Network. Andin is Group Head of Legal & Compliance at Global Fashion Group. What does your trustee organisation do? The Kids Network was founded in 2016 […]
  • UK

2023 UK legal job market update

  • Posted July 25, 2023
The 2023 UK in-house legal job market reflects a shift from the record-highs of 2022.  While some sectors have experienced steady hiring during the first half of the year, economic uncertainties have impacted hiring patterns across industries particularly technology and financial services. Hiring freezes and reduced budgets have become common, leading to the need for […]
  • Finding Talent

What are the biggest challenges facing General Counsel when hiring legal talent? – part two

  • Posted July 3, 2023
We recently ran a series of LinkedIn polls to answer the question, What are the biggest challenges facing General Counsel when hiring legal talent. We’ve collated all our results and our sharing our findings in a series of articles. Here we discuss the second most popular challenge – calibre. One of the main problems on […]
  • Hiring advice

As a General Counsel do you know the effect of a badly run hiring process?

  • Posted July 1, 2023
A staggering 80% of candidates say a negative interview experience can cause them to reject an offer. It is shocking to hear some of the negative candidate experiences happening in the legal market from direct applications. These experiences include the following: If a candidate enters your recruitment process you should do your best to ensure […]
  • General counsel

What can General Counsel learn from Apple about running legal teams?

  • Posted June 8, 2023
Having attended some legal tech talks recently, Apple was mentioned several times as a benchmark of a product that is easy to use for customers. Reflecting on this I wondered if there is more that legal teams can learn from this brand to build a better legal function? Brand proposition: Apple’s mission is clear. Think […]
  • Career Advice

How General Counsel can earn a seat on the board

  • Posted April 6, 2023
As a General Counsel, you have a unique perspective on your company’s operations, risks and opportunities and you’re a key advisor to the executive team. Yet, many General Counsels are overlooked for positions in the boardroom and can’t leverage their seat on the table. Six top tips on how to earn a seat in the […]
  • Career Advice

Moving in-house: A guide for newly qualified and junior lawyers

  • Posted March 14, 2023
As specialists in the in-house legal market, we want to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether an in-houseposition could be right for you. Client demand for junior lawyers within in-house legal teams has increased considerably over the last few years. Similarly, we have seen a real […]
  • Career Advice

Key questions and answers for junior lawyers looking to build a career in-house: part two

  • Posted October 18, 2022
Recently, we hosted our ‘the growing market for junior in-house lawyers webinar’ and they were joined by three fantastic panellists, one of which was Victoria Davies | Legal Director | Twitter UK. After the event, we decided to delve more into the subject with Victoria to further discuss how best to build and develop a career as […]
  • General counsel

How can General Counsel navigate the future of retail?

  • Posted October 13, 2022
Taylor Root recently hosted an engaging roundtable breakfast led by guest chair, Ruth Daniels, General Counsel at Superdry. We welcomed over 20 General Counsel across a breadth of retail and FMCG businesses. Chatham House Rule allowed our attendees to speak freely about how their companies have handled situations, whilst sharing best practices and ideas about […]
  • Career Advice

Key questions and answers for junior lawyers looking to build a career in-house

  • Posted October 11, 2022
Recently, we hosted our ‘the growing market for junior in-house lawyers webinar’ and they were joined by three fantastic panellists, one of which was Kunaal Wharfe | Deputy General Counsel | Dentu International. After the event, we decided to delve more into the subject with Kunaal to further discuss how best to build and develop a […]
  • In-house

How to improve job descriptions to attract and retain legal talent

  • Posted October 10, 2022
In the war for talent, it is worth looking at ways to upgrade your job description to attract the top legal minds, improve diversity of applications and engage with employees in a more meaningful way. The trick is to balance providing enough information to entice and explain clearly what the role will involve whilst not […]
  • DEI

How can inclusive language create a diverse workforce

  • Posted August 8, 2022
There are many aspects to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) and whilst companies have policies in place often, they still struggle to create meaningful change. The topic is vast and can bring up sensitive conversations, but it is important to not be overwhelmed and to instead look at breaking down areas to focus on, acting […]
  • Uncategorized

How to facilitate an inclusive recruitment process

  • Posted August 8, 2022
Taylor Root is committed to partnering with our clients in the development of their DEI strategy, recruitment processes and talent pipelining. Inclusive recruitment is the process of interviewing and hiring a diverse set of individuals through valuing different backgrounds, opinions and experiences. Many clients we work with are not sure where to begin when creating […]
  • Industry leaders

In conversation with… Lex Shu Chan, General Counsel The Business of Fashion

  • Posted June 12, 2021
The importance of inclusive language in creating a diverse and authentic workforce There are many aspects to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion (DE&I) and whilst companies have policies in place often, they still struggle to create meaningful change. The topic is vast and can bring up sensitive conversations, but it is important to not be overwhelmed […]
  • Career Advice

How do you Optimise your LinkedIn profile?

  • Posted December 12, 2020
There has never been a better time to make sure your LinkedIn profile is optimised. If you are a legal professional wanting to be easily identified by organisations and recruiters for your next role or, if you just want to strengthen your reputation in the legal industry, harnessing the power of LinkedIn can help. If you would like to […]
  • In-house

The growing market for NQ’s in-house – webinar

  • Posted August 12, 2020
On the 6th of August, Georgia Morgan-Wynne chaired a webinar session specifically for junior lawyers who want to find out more about moving in-house. Our fantastic panel who have themselves moved on qualification into in-house positions included Lucy Burch, Legal Director at eBay, Raj Sharma, Chief UK Counsel at Coloplast and Charles Olisanekwu, Associate Legal […]
  • Market update

Evolution and opportunity: the impact of COVID-19 on the future of retail

  • Posted June 12, 2020
Covid-19 has swept across the world impacting economies and daily lives at a devastating pace. As an industry already ripe for disruption, retail has undoubtedly been affected heavily in the UK with lockdown forcing a further decline in footfall on our high streets, thousands of furloughed workers and a shift in consumer buying habits faster […]
  • Market update

Global legal leader insight series | series one

  • Posted June 12, 2020
Taylor Root reached out to its global network to exploring the initial challenges faced by businesses and impact on legal functions during the COVID-19 global pandemic. 555 Jeff Koch, Red Hat Jeff Koch, Head of Legal for APAC at Red Hat speaks about the impact of Covid-19, finding new ways to stay close to customers and […]
  • Finding Talent

Q&A with CEO of TRGT Digital – Onboarding and building a remote workforce successfully

  • Posted April 12, 2020
No matter how smooth your interview process or talented your hire is, onboarding has always been critical to the success of a new joiner. Due to Covid-19 many businesses are facing the new challenge of hiring and welcoming new employees remotely as well as managing their existing teams. As leaders we can look at this […]
  • In-house

The top five reasons to move in-house that every lawyer needs to know

  • Posted March 12, 2020
The legal landscape is continuing to change and Taylor Root’s In House team are seeing higher demand than ever from clients looking to build out their in-house legal teams. So, why should you consider making the move from a traditional law firm? Lifestyle Lawyers are increasingly seeking work-life balance, as fun as working on completions until the […]
  • Market update

Disruption brings opportunity in the retail space

  • Posted July 12, 2019
Lawyers working within the retail industry must help their business leaders in an ever competitive landscape and evaluate their role in the delivery of change. This was the core of discussions from a roundtable of General Counsels with some of the UK’s most high-profile retailers. The event was hosted by global legal recruitment specialists Taylor […]
  • In-house

Utilising automation: opportunities, challenges and learnings.

  • Posted December 12, 2018
Taylor Root hosted their annual General Counsels in Technology breakfast chaired by Zoopla’s General Counsel Ned Staple, featuring Patricia Christias, Head of Legal for UK at Microsoft and Xavier Langlois, General Counsel at HighQ. As a self-proclaimed “skeptic,” Ned led the discussion with Xavier and Patricia sharing their own personal experiences whilst the General Counsels […]
  • 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 […]
  • Market update

Why lawyers in retail must adapt in order to deliver

  • Posted April 12, 2017
General Counsels from the retail sector gathered together for a breakfast event at Soho Hotel in London to discuss the evolving role of e-commerce in the retail sector, headlined by speakers Kaspar Nazeri from Amazon and Catherine Palmer and Randa Crebbin from Joseph. Key themes emerged: companies must be prepared to innovate and adapt, to […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Lawrence Grabau

  • Posted April 25, 2015
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne, recently spoke to Lawrence Grabau, Chief Legal Officer at Pizza Hut UK and Europe, about being a Trustee for Moon Hall School Reigate. What does your current NFP do? Moon Hall is the country’s leading mainstream dyslexic school. I became a […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Mark Chambers

  • Posted April 24, 2015
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne, recently spoke to Mark Chambers, Non-executive Director at M&G, about being a Trustee for Maggie’s Centres You’ve held numerous Trustee positions – can you talk us through your journey? Nearly all my roles have come from getting involved in organisations I […]