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The Taylor Root General Counsel hub offers comprehensive resources for General Counsel to build crucial relationships, foster a high-performing team, and effectively serve as the strategic advisor to leadership and the board.

No matter what stage of your General Counsel journey, Taylor Root is committed to supporting your career aspirations and your team’s success. We are here to help you every step of the way.

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LATEST GLOBAL INSIGHTS FOR GENERAL COUNSEL

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Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Nicholas Eldred

  • Posted June 14, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Sarah Ingwersen, recently spoke to Nicholas Eldred, Director at NE Consulting Services and Trustee of Friends of the Earth Charitable Trust. What does your charity do? Friends of the Earth campaigns to reduce the effects of climate change at local, national and international […]
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General Counsel succession planning – Rules for building lasting leadership

  • Posted May 14, 2024
Succession planning is no longer limited to just CEO positions; it has become essential for key management positions across various functions within organisations. This broader approach to succession planning acknowledges the critical role that key management positions play in driving organisational performance and mitigates the risks associated with vacancies in these roles. Given the increased […]
  • 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 […]
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Are you a new General Counsel? Top goals to accomplish in your first year.

  • Posted April 3, 2024
The first months in any new role are a critical period for setting the stage for success and making a positive impact on an organisation. For a new General Counsel who reports to the CEO and the board of directors, this effect is amplified because of the high profile of the position. There are several […]
  • 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 […]
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How to describe your company culture in a way that attracts top talent

  • Posted February 19, 2024
When you’re seeking to hire new employees for your company, you’ll need more than money to attract top talent. Some of the most highly qualified candidates for a role aren’t just looking for the best compensation plan. But how do you attract those candidates who will be a great cultural fit for your organisation? It […]
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GC Roundtable wrap-up: Managing high-performing legal teams.

  • Posted February 2, 2024
Taylor Root Singapore, with hosts Theresa Pang, and Cassandra Lim, recently held a General Counsel roundtable, where speakers Andrew Ong, Vice President Legal at Kone, and Kay Pang, Senior Director & Associate General Counsel at VMWare, spoke about managing high-performing legal teams. Thank you Andrew and Kay, you’ve been so generous with your time and […]
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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 […]
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Additional selection criteria when hiring In-house Counsel

  • Posted January 31, 2024
Hiring In-house Counsel is a critical decision for any organisation, and it’s important to carefully consider various factors to ensure you choose the right candidate. Whilst legal expertise, work experience, and great references are essential, additional thought should be given to the following selection criteria throughout the interview process. Cultural Fit: Once you have a […]

We are delighted to present our Global in-house legal market report and salary guide.

Our 2023 edition provides in-depth salary data and insights across the various territories that Taylor Root operates in from our 16 global offices. Our report also addresses a number of factors affecting the market including macro-economic issues, the growing focus on ESG and regulatory compliance, the increasing importance of DEI in the legal profession, and the adoption of generative AI.

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