Associate Director | Law Firms
Alexandra is based in our Sydney office and specialises in the placement of lawyers across all practice groups and levels of seniority into high calibre national and international law firms. She has been in private practice legal recruitment specialist since 2010 within the Asia Pacific region. After spending more than ten years in Hong Kong and Singapore, she returned home to Sydney in 2019 to focus on the Australian market. Her Bachelor of Laws and experience recruiting in the fast-paced Asia market provide her with a deep understanding of the private practice legal sector.
How can General Counsel leverage their expertise to secure a seat on the board?
As a General Counsel (GC), you have a unique perspective on your company’s operations, risks, and opportunities. You are a key advisor to the executive team and yet many GCs are overlooked for board positions. To secure a board seat lawyers need to focus on rebranding and reframing their value proposition. This requires building executive […]
How can General Counsel navigate the future of retail?
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 […]
How to improve job descriptions to attract and retain legal talent
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 […]
How can inclusive language create a diverse 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 and to instead look at breaking down areas to focus on, acting […]
How to facilitate an inclusive recruitment process
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 […]
In conversation with… Lex Shu Chan, General Counsel The Business of Fashion
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 […]
How do you Optimise your LinkedIn profile?
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 […]
The growing market for NQ’s in-house – webinar
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 […]
Evolution and opportunity: the impact of COVID-19 on the future of retail
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 […]
Global legal leader insight series | series one
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 […]
Q&A with CEO of TRGT Digital – Onboarding and building a remote workforce successfully
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 […]
The top five reasons to move in-house that every lawyer needs to know
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 […]
Disruption brings opportunity in the retail space
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 […]
Utilising automation: opportunities, challenges and learnings.
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 […]
Why are more legal professionals choosing the interim path?
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 […]
Why lawyers in retail must adapt in order to deliver
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 […]