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

London, UK

Cassandra Lim

Director | In-house Legal

Netherlands

Celine Tay

Director | In-house Legal

Singapore

Daniel Jackson

Senior Consultant | In-house Legal

London, UK

Davina Fisher

Director | In-house Legal

London, UK

Emma Coulter

Director | In-house Legal

London, UK

Georgia Morgan-Wynne

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

London, 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

London, UK

Helen Howard

Executive Director | Head of North America

US

Joanna Zhao

Director | Head of Law Firms | China

China, Singapore

Julian Stone

Partner

Ireland, London, 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

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

London, UK

Olivia Courtney

Associate Director | In-house Legal

Australia

Priya Shah

Director | In-house Legal

London, UK

Samantha Fong

Partner | Head of Hong Kong and North Asia

China, Hong Kong

Sarah Ingwersen

Partner | Global Head of In-house Legal

London, UK

Sinead Flanagan

Director | In-house Legal

London, 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

London, 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

Victoria King

Associate Director | In-house Legal

UAE

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.

  • Career Advice

Making a move to a fintech as the first legal hire

  • Posted November 21, 2022
Taylor Root Director, Asha Morzaria recently spoke with Anastasia Demetriou, General Counsel and Company Secretary at IFX Payments. They discussed topics around her career, moving in-house, what challenges she’s faced in the market, advice she would give to those looking to move into a high growth environment and the particular attributes she looks for when […]
  • Career Advice

Key questions and answers for junior lawyers looking to build a career in-house: part two

  • Posted October 18, 2022
Recently, Takis Anatolitis and Georgie Miller hosted our ‘the growing market for junior in-house lawyers webinar’ and they were joined by three fantastic panellists, one of which was Victoria Davies | Legal Director | Twitter UK. After the event, we decided to delve more into the subject with Victoria to further discuss how best to build and develop a career as […]
  • Career Advice

Key questions and answers for junior lawyers looking to build a career in-house

  • Posted October 11, 2022
Recently, Takis Anatolitis and Georgie Miller hosted our ‘the growing market for junior in-house lawyers webinar’ and they were joined by three fantastic panellists, one of which was Kunaal Wharfe | Deputy General Counsel | Dentu International. After the event, we decided to delve more into the subject with Kunaal to further discuss how best to build and develop […]
  • Career Advice

Take your legal career to London

  • Posted October 11, 2022
We recently held our ‘Take your legal career to London’ webinar, hosted by Priya Shah and Hela Boussif, who were joined by Holly O’Connell, Legal Advisor at FirstGroup Plc and David Harrigan, Interim Deputy General Counsel. The session discussed the current in-house interim, legal job market and career development opportunities and explored the logistics around […]
  • In-house

How to improve job descriptions to attract and retain legal talent

  • Posted October 10, 2022
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 […]
People in a meeting

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.
  • 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 six 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 […]
  • DEI

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 […]

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