Hayden Gordine

Partner | Head of Australia

Australia

Based out of our Sydney office, Hayden oversees the businesses across Australia with a focus on recruiting at the counsel, partner, head of legal, and general counsel levels. Before legal search and recruitment, he spent five years as a corporate lawyer in Auckland and London. Since joining Taylor Root in 2007, he has worked in our London, Singapore, Hong Kong, and Sydney offices. His prior experience as a lawyer assists in understanding the needs of our candidates and clients. He is passionate about law and desires to work as a specialist recruiter where long-standing relationships remain fundamental to our success.

hayden’s Insights

  • General counsel

General Counsel succession planning – Rules for building lasting leadership

  • Posted mei 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 […]
  • General counsel

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 […]
  • General counsel

How to describe your company culture in a way that attracts top talent

  • Posted februari 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 […]
  • General counsel

Additional selection criteria when hiring In-house Counsel

  • Posted januari 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 […]
  • Career Advice

The STAR method: The secret to acing your next job interview

  • Posted april 27, 2023
Are you good at telling stories? Do you get right to the point and include all the relevant details? Or do you tend to forget to mention key details or tend to ramble? In a job interview, you’re probably familiar with questions like “Tell me about a time when you…” or “How do you handle…..” […]
  • Career Advice

How to move your legal career around the globe – Information for Australian Lawyers

  • Posted april 12, 2023
We recently held our “How to move your legal career around the globe with Taylor Root – Information for Australian Lawyers” webinar, hosted by Hayden Gordine and Samantha Jones, from our Australian office. The session covered the UK and US legal market updates, current demand for Australian-qualified lawyers, visas and qualifications, overseas salaries, career development […]
  • Career Advice

Move your legal career around the globe with Taylor Root – Information for New Zealand Lawyers

  • Posted april 4, 2023
We recently held our “Move your legal career around the globe with Taylor Root – Information for New Zealand Lawyers” webinar, hosted by Hayden Gordine and Sean Murphy, from our Australian office. The session discussed the current legal job markets in Australia, the UK, Hong Kong, Singapore, and Dubai, career development opportunities whilst working overseas, […]
  • Market Insight

Psychological safety and high-performing teams: Webinar recording and recap.

  • Posted maart 17, 2023
We are delighted to share with you our “Psychological safety and high-performing teams” webinar recording and insights. On Tuesday 14 March 2023, Angela Franks, Partner and Head of Frazer Jones Australia, facilitated our webinar titled: Psychological safety and high-performing teams. With so much talk in the public domain on hybrid working 2.0, and the apparent conflict and […]
  • Moving jobs

Find your dream role down under – legal market update.

  • Posted januari 4, 2023
As we close out 2022, the global economic outlook continues to look a little gloomy. Despite increased expense and inflation pressure, a recession here in Australia is predicted to be softer than what will be experienced in other national economies. The Australian legal industry has shown itself to be quite resilient in the face of […]
  • Moving jobs

Australia Awaits

  • Posted oktober 7, 2022
If you’re a qualified lawyer and want to relocate to a sun, surf, and sand lifestyle, then there is no better time to experience living and working in Australia. The golden country continues to go from strength to strength and is predicted to avoid the global recession the world is now facing. Our Australian law […]
  • Career Advice

Move your career around the globe with Taylor Root – information for NZ lawyers

  • Posted augustus 5, 2022
For many New Zealanders, taking “The big OE” and travelling and working around the globe has been a rite of passage. Unfortunately, the Covid-19 pandemic put a dramatic halt on international travel but with most countries now opening their borders, and getting covid under control, demand for New Zealander lawyers has never been higher. Our international offering combines […]
  • Geen onderdeel van een categorie

30 Under 30 Awards Finalist Showcase 2022 | Financial services

  • Posted mei 5, 2022
Celebrating its 10-year anniversary, the Lawyers Weekly 30 Under 30 is back for 2022 and is once again bringing you an unparalleled awards program that identifies the finest young lawyers across the nation. Each year, Lawyers Weekly shines a light on the rising stars, at the age of 30 and under, recognising their tremendous efforts […]
  • Industry leaders

Podcast series: 30 Under 30 Awards – 2021

  • Posted mei 12, 2021
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Taylor Root, principal partner of this year’s 30 Under 30 Awards, is pleased to bring you a series of podcasts showcasing finalists across a multitude of categories from this year’s awards, including: Banking and finance Construction and infrastructure Lawyers Weekly deputy editor Jerome Doraisamy is joined by the Head of […]
  • Geen onderdeel van een categorie

Living a working guide to the UK for Australian and New Zealand lawyers

  • Posted april 15, 2021
For many Australian and New Zealanders, travelling and working in the UK has been a rite of passage for generations. With historical ties, no language barrier, a similar legal system, and Europe on its doorstep, the UK has been a natural fit for lawyers, wishing to work abroad, accelerate their career and travel the world. […]
  • Australia

Living and working guide to the UK for Australian and New Zealand lawyers

  • Posted april 12, 2021
For many Australian and New Zealanders, travelling and working in the UK has been a rite of passage for generations. With historical ties, no language barrier, a similar legal system, and Europe on its doorstep, the UK has been a natural fit for lawyers, wishing to work abroad, accelerate their career and travel the world. […]
  • Market Insight

Under 30 – The first step to making Partnership

  • Posted maart 12, 2021
If you are under 30 years of age and working at a top law firm, you undoubtedly would have spent the last 10 years studying and training to be a first-rate lawyer. You did well at law school and then landed that prestigious summer clerkship, turned it into a full-time associate position, and are now […]
  • Industry leaders

Podcast series: Partner of the Year Awards

  • Posted oktober 12, 2020
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Taylor Root, principal partner of this year’s Partner of the Year Awards, is pleased to bring you a series of podcasts showcasing finalists across a multitude of categories from this year’s awards, including:- Mergers and Acquisitions Partner of the Year Dispute Resolution Partner of the Year Corporate Partner of the […]
  • Australia

PODCAST SERIES: 30 Under 30 Law Awards

  • Posted mei 12, 2020
Lawyers Weekly, in partnership with Taylor Root, principal partner of this year’s 30 Under 30 Law Awards, conducted a series of podcasts showcasing the finalists across a multitude of categories from this year’s awards, including:- Banking & Finance Construction & Infrastructure Dispute Resolution & Litigation Lawyers Weekly editor Emma Ryan, along with Hayden Gordine, Partner […]
  • Market update

Legal recruitment during COVID-19

  • Posted april 12, 2020
As we head into another week in lock-down, Hayden Gordine, Partner Taylor Root and Head of Australia, explores the ramifications of coronavirus on the legal marketplace, the evolving trends and the impacts upon legal employers in Australia. Hayden talks about marketplace trends in the wake of the global coronavirus pandemic, the issues and challenges that have […]
  • Interim

Do you want greater flexibility at work? Interim work could be the perfect fit for you!

  • Posted december 13, 2016
Working as an interim lawyer can be an exciting and challenging way to take your career forward and can offer you the flexibility that you might not have previously considered. Interim work is great for lawyers of all levels of experience, who find themselves in between roles or taking some time off before they look […]