In-house legal

Our in-house legal search and recruitment team is widely regarded by companies and professionals as market-leading, with an unparalleled track record of matching the highest quality talent with businesses that suit their personality, skill set, and career aspirations.

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From tech start-ups, fintechs 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 functions. 

Forming long-term partnerships with professionals and businesses, we are regarded as the market leader in in-house legal recruitment. Whether companies are looking to hire their first lawyer or expand internationally, we are a trusted consultancy with an impeccable reputation.

benefits

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 specialist search and recruitment consultancy dedicated to the legal 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  
Regional general counsel  
General counsel
Legal director 
Head of legal   

Interim general counsel
Interim head of legal  
Senior legal counsel  
Legal counsel 
Interim legal counsel  

Sole legal counsel 
Corporate counsel  
Contract manager  
Paralegal 
Legal operations

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Global in-house legal market report 2023/2024

The global in-house legal market is a complex and dynamic environment and is facing a myriad of challenges and opportunities. This report addresses a number of factors affecting the market including the growing focus on ESG and regulatory compliance and the adoption of generative AI.

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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 […]
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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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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 […]
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How busy will the private equity market be in 2024?

  • Posted January 22, 2024
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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 […]
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Taylor Root Singapore’s General Counsel breakfast recap – life sciences and medical technology

  • Posted November 29, 2023
Taylor Root had the pleasure of hosting a General Counsel breakfast, bringing together senior lawyers from the life sciences and medical technology sector. The gathering was a unique opportunity for industry peers to connect, share insights, and delve into the nuanced legal landscape shaping the Asia-Pacific region. The morning started off with lighthearted catchups between […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Howard Trust, Schroders

  • Posted September 29, 2023
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Sarah Ingwersen recently spoke to Howard Trust, General Counsel, Advisory at Schroders to find out his interest behind being a Trustee. Why are you interested in being a Trustee? I believe that my experience in working with boards and other fiduciary bodies and their […]
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Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Aurea Garrido, Warner Bros Discovery

  • Posted September 22, 2023
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Sarah Ingwersen recently spoke to Aurea Garrido about her time as a Trustee for Theatre Peckham. Aurea is VP Associate General Counsel, Warner Bros Discovery, News and Sports division. What does your Trustee organisation do? Theatre Peckham is a learning theatre that champions […]
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Recruiting General Counsel: The essential interview questions

  • Posted September 20, 2023
When looking for a general counsel, most businesses are looking for someone with two main attributes: in-depth legal expertise and sound judgment. The third attribute, however, that many teams highly prize is business acumen. Company leaders believe a general counsel with these three attributes will be successful in the position and will be a valued […]
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The essential interview questions for Associate Lawyers moving in-house

  • Posted September 15, 2023
Organisations are becoming increasingly sophisticated in understanding the benefits of recruiting in-house legal staff and managing their legal costs more effectively. This is evidenced by the steady growth in the number of in-house lawyers. Transitioning from a law firm to an in-house legal department as an Associate Lawyer can be an exciting and challenging career […]
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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 […]
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The GC as Trustee: How can both General Counsel and a not-for-profit benefit?

  • Posted July 13, 2023
Watch the webinar in full below As part of our Trustee Network series of events, Taylor Root has partnered with Indigo Volunteers to explore the value General Counsel bring to the charity trustee role. The role of the trustee can be hugely rewarding and provides opportunities to add value to a charity through the sharing […]
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Client interview: How to foster diversity of thought in your legal team and boardroom

  • Posted June 15, 2023
Taylor Root’s Director, Asha Morzaria recently spoke with Nadia Hoosen, serving as a member of the Executive Committee as Chief Legal Officer and Group Company Secretary at OneWeb. Nadia provides an incredibly candid and thought-provoking interview about her background, career journey and how this has influenced her leadership style.  It’s an inspiring one with many take […]
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How General Counsel can impact ESG

  • Posted June 6, 2023
In recent years ESG has become integral to most businesses strategies. As a result, more and more General Counsel are finding the need to understand this area in order to properly support their companies. Taylor Root Partner, Sarah Ingwersen, recently caught up with Herbert Smith Freehills Partner, Rebecca Perlman to learn more about how General […]
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How to hire your first in-house lawyer

  • Posted May 31, 2023
Why hire your first in-house lawyer? There are numerous reasons a company decides to recruit their first in-house lawyer. Traditionally the key driver was to reduce reliance on external law firms and the associated costs of briefing work out. However, the intangible aspects of bringing legal work in-house as well as heightened corporate governance and […]
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General Counsel roundtable – Charting the future of private banking

  • Posted May 10, 2023
Taylor Root recently hosted an engaging roundtable breakfast – Charting the future of private banking. A small and exclusive event, we held it at the luxurious floating pod in Fullerton Bay Hotel where we welcomed nine top Regional General Counsels from the private banking industry. The morning commenced with a brief networking session and introductions […]
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When and how to move to a General Counsel role

  • Posted March 31, 2023
We are often asked the question, when is the right time to make the jump to a General Counsel role and what is the best way to pursue these roles. Deciding when you are ready to take the jump into a General Counsel role can be a significant decision in your legal career. Here are […]

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