Law firms

We have been a market leader in law firm recruitment for more than three decades, connecting global firms and niche practices with the highest quality legal talent. 

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The world’s leading law firm recruiter 

Having formed an enviable network of partners and law firm leaders, we are one of the world’s leading legal recruiters for law firms – working with elite UK and US practices as well as boutique and regional firms. 

We are trusted by partners to expand their law firms, and by associates and partners at all levels to develop their careers.  

Having pioneered legal recruitment around the world since 1989, we have built deep knowledge of the legal sector and evolved to meet its changing demands. Our consultants have spent decades working with law firms on the highest profile hires in the industry, establishing us as the definitive market leader.  

benefits

By choosing to work with us, you will benefit from:

Genuine global reach

Through 13 global offices we 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 have successfully placed thousands of lawyers into law firms globally. We are a recruitment partner you can trust

Market longevity

We launched the first legal 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

Discretion and integrity

We know the importance of confidentiality, and offer you the same level of service and support that you provide to your clients


Meet the team

Alexandra Starke

Associate Director | Law Firms

Australia

Charlotte Drennan

Candidate Manager

Australia
Kabir_Kohli

Kabir Kohli

Senior Consultant | Legal

UAE

Jago Verna

Partner | Law Firms

UK

Chloe Matthews

Associate Director | Law Firms

UK

Charlotte Pember

Director | Law Firms

UK

Joseph Padfield

Associate Consultant | Law Firms

UK

Sean Murphy

Associate Director | Law Firms

Australia

Luqmaan Ayaz

Associate Director | Law Firms

UK

Christopher Roberts

Recruitment Consultant | Law Firms

UK

Joanna Zhao

Director | Head of Law Firms | China

China, Singapore

Aylin Berenti

Associate Director | Law Firms

UK

Cos Georgiou

Recruitment Consultant | Law Firms

UK

Mark Woodhouse

Associate Director | Law Firms

Singapore

Kayla De Silva

Consultant | Law Firms

Australia

Mudita Valakati

Senior Researcher | Law Firms

Hong Kong

Ailish Hogan

Director | Law Firms

UK

Giulia Natale

Senior Consultant | Law Firms

Italy

Rosie O’Keefe

Recruitment Consultant | Law Firms

UK

Samantha Fong

Partner | Head of Hong Kong and North Asia

China, Hong Kong

Aaron Mathieson

Director | Law Firms

Australia

Andrea Chen

Senior Consultant | Law Firms | China

China, Singapore

Irini Panagiotopoulou

Resourcer | Law Firms

UK

Richard Schontag

Director | Law Firms

Australia

Philippa Anderson

Partner | Risk and Compliance

UK

Sophie de Blauwe

Director | Head of Law Firms | South East Asia

Singapore

Solveig Heilmann

Senior Consultant | In-house Legal

Germany

George Russell

Associate Consultant | Law Firms

UK

Feline Lambers

Resourcer

Netherlands

Hayden Gordine

Partner | Head of Australia

Australia

James Brewster

Director | Head of Birmingham | UK

Birmingham, UK

Hugo Marichales

Resourcer

Italy

Bhavisha Duggal

Associate Director | Law Firms

UK

Holly Lau

Associate Director | Law Firms

Hong Kong

Miya Toh 杜心慧

Associate Director | Head of Risk and Compliance

Singapore

Michael Whooley

Resourcer | Law Firms

UK

Michael Krakue

Resourcer | Law Firms

UK

Hamish Richmond

Manager | Head of Ireland

Ireland

Jonathan Pryke

Associate Director | Head of Law Firms | Middle East

UAE

Shane Morton

Partner | Head of Middle East, Africa and Turkey

UAE

Deianira Savino

Resourcer

Italy

Varun Nair

Recruitment Consultant | Law Firms

UK

Juliet Watson

Resourcer | Law Firms

UK

Sandra Pavlou

Director | Law Firms

UK

Huang Kai 黄恺

Senior Consultant | Law Firms | China

China, Singapore

Samantha Jones

Senior Consultant | Law Firms

Australia

Brad Booth

Director | Law Firms

Australia

Lewis Wicks

Resourcer | Law Firms

UK

Julian Stone

Partner

Ireland, UK, US

Sam Mears

Manager | Law Firms

UK

Resources

  • Law firms

Birmingham private practice partner | Q&A series with Roy Grist, partner at Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

  • Posted August 12, 2020
Squire Patton Boggs is an award-winning global law firm, working across 20 countries. The firm has operated from Birmingham city centre for more than 100 years, representing many of the region’s leading businesses and highly familiar with the nuances of the local business environment. Roy Grist is a well-regarded Legal 500 rated partner in Squire […]
  • Law firms

Birmingham private practice partner | Q&A series – David Varnham, partner at Mills & Reeve

  • Posted August 12, 2020
Mills & Reeve is a top 40 UK law firm and the only law firm in the UK top 100 to have consistently grown profit and turnover each year since 2002. The law firm has appeared in the Sunday Times’ Best 100 Companies to Work For list for 16 years running. David Varnham is a […]
  • Law firms

Birmingham private practice partner | Q&A series – Tom Durrant, corporate partner at Gateley Legal

  • Posted July 12, 2020
Gateley Legal is the legal business at the heart of professional services group Gateley. Founded in Birmingham in 1808, the business has provided commercial legal services to individuals and businesses for over 200 years. In 2015 Gateley was the first commercial UK law firm to list on the London Stock Exchange’s Alternative Investment Market. Since then, a number of other law […]
  • Law firms

Global legal leader insight series – Jasprit Sahnsi

  • Posted June 12, 2020
Taylor Root reached out to its global network to explore the initial challenges faced by businesses and the impact on legal functions during the Covid-19 global pandemic. Jasprit Sahnsi, Group Deputy General Counsel at Selecta Has this Covid-19 climate changed the way you use and interact with external counsel? The Covid-19 climate has had an […]
  • Law firms

Beyond compliance: Why your law firm needs a general counsel

  • Posted September 12, 2017
Law firms that have general counsel are better placed to succeed in the new legal market, says James Penn. The law firm general counsel is a relatively new concept within UK law firms, having only evolved over the past 10 years. Most of the top 20 firms have appointed a GC, but the position is […]
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Middle East law firms – market and salary review

  • Posted June 12, 2015
Introduction We are delighted to present our market review of the Middle East private practice sector. Taylor Root has been operating in the region for almost 20 years and opened our Dubai based office in October 2007. Taylor Root recognises that the Middle East is a unique and individual market and we aim to provide […]