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.

Explore In-house legal recruitment


Building in-house legal teams since 1989 

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  

Commercial lawyer  
Corporate counsel  
Contract manager  
Paralegal 
Legal operations

Meet the team

Ann Marie Martakis

Director | In-house Legal

UK

Ben Cockram

Director | Global Partnerships

UK, US

Cassandra Lim

Director | In-house Legal

Singapore

Celine Tay

Director | In-house Legal

Singapore

Daniel Jackson

Senior Consultant | In-house Legal

UK

Davina Fisher

Director | In-house Legal

UK

Emma Coulter

Director | In-house Legal

UK

Georgia Morgan-Wynne

Executive Director | Head of In-house Legal | Corporate and Commercial | UK

UK

Giulia Natale

Senior Consultant | Law Firms

Italy

Hamish Richmond

Manager | Head of Ireland

Ireland

Hayden Gordine

Partner | Head of Australia

Australia

Heidy Zhou

Manager | Head of In-house Legal | China

China, Hong Kong

Hela Boussif

Associate Director | In-house Legal

UK

Helen Howard

Executive Director | Head of North America

US

Joanna Zhao

Director | Head of Law Firms | China

China, Singapore

Julian Stone

Partner

Ireland, UK, US

Mark Anderson

Director | Head of In-house Legal | Middle East and Africa

UAE

Matthew Chau

Senior Consultant | In-house Legal

Hong Kong

Maud Dowding

Director | In-house Legal

UK

May Lim

Associate Director | In-house Legal

Singapore

Melvin Ling

Senior Consultant | In-house Legal

Singapore

Miriam Kuepper

Executive Director | Head of DACH and Nordics

Germany

Miya Toh 杜心慧

Associate Director | Head of Risk and Compliance

Singapore

Nicoletta Ravida

Director | Head of Southern Europe

Italy

Nikki Newton

Partner | Head of In-house Legal | Banking and Financial Services | UK

UK

Olivia Courtney

Associate Director | In-house Legal

Australia

Priya Shah

Associate Director | In-house Legal

UK

Samantha Fong

Partner | Head of Hong Kong and North Asia

China, Hong Kong

Sarah Ingwersen

Partner | Global Head of In-house Legal

UK

Sinead Flanagan

Director | In-house Legal

UK

Solveig Heilmann

Senior Consultant | In-house Legal

Germany

Sunny Yung

Associate Director | In-house Legal

Hong Kong

Takis Anatolitis

Senior Consultant | In-house Legal

UK

Theresa Pang 彭爱真

Executive Director | Head of In-house Legal | South East Asia

Singapore

Tobias Herweijer

Associate Director | In-house Legal

Germany

Vin Murria

Associate Director | In-house Legal

Birmingham, UK

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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Banking and financial services legal market update

  • Posted October 4, 2022
Where to begin to summarise the last 12 months in the financial services and banking legal markets? Here is a brief overview from Taylor Root’s perspective. Jump to each key area: Salary hikes Sector activity Buy-back and counteroffers Flexible working Sponsorship for foreign lawyers Regional candidates Advice to candidates Summary Salary hikesThe hiring landscape has […]
  • Career Advice

Why taking up a contract role might be beneficial to your legal career

  • Posted September 21, 2022
“I’m concerned that taking on an interim contract role will reflect poorly on my resume.” 5 PQE Real estate lawyer contemplating a move in-house “I think this 6 months’ contract role came at an opportune time – it was between this, or taking a sabbatical just to figure out what I want for myself. At […]
  • In-house

The growing market for junior in-house lawyers

  • Posted September 2, 2022
For our most recent webinar we were joined by three fantastic panellist: Kunaal Wharfe | Deputy General Counsel | Dentsu International,  Sam Lester | Legal Director (EMEA) | TD Securities and Victoria Davies | Legal Director | Twitter UK. Hosted by Takis Anatolitis and Georgie Miller from Taylor Root, the team discussed how best to […]
  • Uncategorized

How to facilitate a sector switch – part one

  • Posted August 12, 2022
How to facilitate a sector switch with John Rowland, Legal Director, Elysium Healthcare Changing industry sectors, particularly at the senior level, is often perceived as being extremely difficult due to the scarcity of opportunities and the sheer number of highly suitable senior lawyers. However, it is possible if you are tenacious and tap into your […]
  • Uncategorized

How to facilitate a sector switch – part two

  • Posted August 12, 2022
How to facilitate a sector switch with Patrizia Carrozza, General Counsel, Valentino Changing industry sectors, particularly at the senior level, is often perceived as being extremely difficult due to the scarcity of opportunities and the sheer number of highly suitable senior lawyers. However, it is possible if you are tenacious and tap into your network. […]
  • Career Advice

How to facilitate a sector switch – part three

  • Posted August 12, 2022
How to facilitate a sector switch with Lisa Maxwell, General Counsel, FE fundinfo Changing industry sectors, particularly at the senior level, is often perceived as being extremely difficult due to the scarcity of opportunities and the sheer number of highly suitable senior lawyers. However, it is possible if you are tenacious and tap into your […]
  • Career Advice

How to facilitate a sector switch – part four

  • Posted August 12, 2022
How to facilitate a sector switch with Adam Hirschovits, General and Commercial Counsel, The Roald Dahl Story Company Changing industry sectors, particularly at the senior level, is often perceived as being extremely difficult due to the scarcity of opportunities and the sheer number of highly suitable senior lawyers. However, it is possible if you are […]
  • Career Advice

How to facilitate a sector switch – part five

  • Posted August 12, 2022
How to facilitate a sector switch with Emma Dickie, General Counsel, Rain Cryptocurrency Changing industry sectors, particularly at the senior level, is often perceived as being extremely difficult due to the scarcity of opportunities and the sheer number of highly suitable senior lawyers. However, it is possible if you are tenacious and tap into your […]
  • Uncategorized

How can inclusive language create a diverse workforce

  • Posted August 8, 2022
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 […]
  • Uncategorized

How to facilitate an inclusive recruitment process

  • Posted August 8, 2022
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 […]
  • Uncategorized

The evolution of legal operations

  • Posted August 8, 2022
Legal Operations is not a new concept but is gaining widespread popularity within the global legal market as General Counsel look at ways to create efficiencies within their legal teams. Legal Operations originated in the US in-house legal market where there are now over 3000 legal operations professionals. Legal Operations functions provide a broad range […]
  • Uncategorized

How is the war for junior lawyers impacting in-house salaries?

  • Posted November 11, 2021
Throughout 2021, Taylor Root has witnessed the strongest recovery in the in-house legal recruitment market ever experienced, which has impacted significantly on candidate supply and demand, as well as on recruitment processes. Recently, I commented in The Times about the war for hiring junior to mid-level lawyers and how it is impacting salaries. Such demand for junior-to-mid […]

The changing role of the in-house legal function

  • Posted April 15, 2021
Within the legal community, especially during the course of the COVID-19 crisis,  there has been increased commentary on the changing nature of the role played by in-house counsel inside the businesses they serve. At the same time, those within these businesses are giving voice to their growing expectation that their In-house Lawyers should deliver more […]
  • In-house

ESG: how can General Counsels and in-house lawyers guide their business to the starting line?

  • Posted March 12, 2021
On the 4th March 2021, Sarah Ingwersen and Eva Bishop facilitated the latest in our Taylor Root ESG webinar series titled ESG: How can General Counsels and in-house lawyers guide their business to the starting line?.  There is so much information in the public domain about ESG and the importance of measuring impact for an […]
  • In-house

The growing market for NQ’s in-house – webinar

  • Posted August 12, 2020
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 […]
  • In-house

Making that move in-house

  • Posted March 13, 2020
The Hong Kong and mainland China legal market is rapidly changing. We are seeing even more international and Chinese law firms starting to build up and expand their local corporate businesses. At the same time, however, firms are in more competition than ever with established international banks to attract overseas business from their Chinese clients […]
  • In-house

The top five reasons to move in-house that every lawyer needs to know

  • Posted March 12, 2020
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 […]
  • Career progression

Making the most of your in-house career

  • Posted April 12, 2019
Taylor Root has been active in the in-house legal market since 1989, helping candidates to make the move from private practice and to navigate the different stages of their in-house career. In association with the Association of Corporate Counsel (ACC) we hosted an event on “Managing your In-House Career”, which quickly turned into an extremely constructive discussion not only on […]
  • In-house

Utilising automation: opportunities, challenges and learnings.

  • Posted December 12, 2018
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 […]
  • In-house

Ratgeber für Unternehmensjuristen

  • Posted May 13, 2018
Durch zunehmende Regulierung, technologischen Fortschritt sowie stärkeren, vor allem internationalen Wettbewerb nehmen Komplexität und Umfang der rechtlichen Fragestellungen für die meisten Unternehmen und Banken stetig zu. Daher überrascht es nicht, dass viele dieser Einheiten insbesondere im vergangenen Jahrzehnt ihre Rechts- und Compliance-Abteilungen deutlich ausgebaut haben. Auch für die meisten Rechtsanwälte (hier und nachfolgend stets w/m) […]

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