Corporate and commercial

We are a market-leading legal, risk and compliance search and recruitment consultancy for corporate and commercial businesses with unrivalled global reach. 

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Trusted legal, risk and compliance search and recruitment in the corporate and commercial sectors  

From tech start-ups and scale ups to FTSE and Fortune listed companies, 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 regarded as the market leader for in-house legal, risk and compliance recruitment. Whether companies are looking to hire their first lawyer or expand their governance function 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

We are a legal, risk and compliance specialist search and recruitment consultancy, dedicated to the legal, risk and compliance profession. 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 

Latest insight

Global in-house market report 2022

Welcome to the Taylor Root 2022 Global in-house market report. In what has once again been an unprecedented year, we felt that it was more vital than ever that our annual commentary on the in-house market was being informed not only by our global team of specialist consultants but also by you, our global in-house community.

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  • Posted September 21, 2022
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  • Posted September 2, 2022
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  • Posted September 2, 2022
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  • Posted August 12, 2022
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