Professional services

We are a market-leading recruiter of legal, risk and compliance specialists in the professional services sector.

Explore Professional services recruitment

Market-leading legal, risk and compliance search and recruitment for professional services 

We are a renowned and trusted recruiter of legal, risk and compliance specialists at every level for professional services firms of every size. 

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


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, risk and compliance specialist search and recruitment consultancy, dedicated to the legal, risk and compliance professions. 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:


Legal counsel
Senior legal counsel
General counsel


Risk manager
Risk analyst
Risk director 
Internal auditor



Compliance manager
Compliance director
Company secretary

Latest resources

  • General counsel

How can General Counsel leverage their expertise to secure a seat on the board?

  • Posted March 24, 2023
As a General Counsel (GC), you have a unique perspective on your company’s operations, risks, and opportunities. You are a key advisor to the executive team and yet many GCs are overlooked for board positions. To secure a board seat lawyers need to focus on rebranding and reframing their value proposition. This requires building executive […]
  • General counsel

Financial Statements 101: A GC’s guide to the boardroom

  • Posted March 23, 2023
A good understanding of financial statements is a vital part of an in-house lawyer’s knowledge, but it has become a critical skill set for any general counsel with boardroom aspirations. Whether you are helping your organisation stay compliant in its accounting obligations or part of a team looking into a potential merger or acquisition, the […]
  • General counsel

Crafty Counsel podcast

  • Posted March 21, 2023
We are very excited to share our first Taylor Root in-house podcast! In collaboration with Crafty Counsel, we met with Alexandra Badel and Sharon Harris to discuss their experience of job sharing their General Counsel role. The podcast highlights the pros and cons of job sharing at this level and gives listeners practical tips on […]
  • CV and interview tips

How to structure your Associate Lawyer CV

  • Posted March 20, 2023
Did you know, on average, people spend just 75 seconds reading your CV? This means you have just over a minute to sell yourself and your strengths to the reader. This is easier said than done. Three-quarters of CVs are rejected due to bad grammar, spelling, or poor visual layout. So what makes a successful […]
  • Market Insight

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

  • Posted March 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 […]
  • Market Insight

Q1 Italian legal recruitment market update: March 2023

  • Posted March 16, 2023
The first part of the year has seen the global economy remain rocky due to rising interest rates, inflation, and the persistent threat of a recession. As a result, many major corporations continue to announce redundancies and hiring freezes. Despite this, there are sectors actively hiring, prolonging hiring challenges with continued competition and continuing the […]
  • IWD

Annah Jamison – The corporate athlete #IWD2023

  • Posted March 16, 2023
Annah Jamison began playing competitive sports at a young age and continues being a competitive athlete today. During elementary school and middle school, she was a competitive cheerleader and participated in a rec basketball league with classmates. In high school, she ran cross country, and was a varsity athlete in basketball and lacrosse. During her […]
  • In-house

Non-executive directorship: The next step?

  • Posted March 16, 2023
Are you thinking about becoming a non-executive director? We are often asked if a non-executive directorship is a logical next step in one’s career. For Lawyers, a non-executive director (NED) role can be a valuable opportunity to utilise your legal expertise and know-how in a board setting and enhance your own business acumen and credentials.  […]
  • Career Advice

My #TaylorRootJourney – Melvin Ling

  • Posted March 16, 2023
As part of our ‘My #TaylorRootJourney’ series, we spoke with Melvin Ling, In-house Legal Senior Consultant in Singapore and he spoke about his recruitment career and journey with us so far. Melvin shares how he started his career in recruitment, what he enjoys most about working with the wider team and key advice he would […]
  • DEI

Gabby Kitney – The corporate athlete #IWD2023

  • Posted March 15, 2023
Gabby Kitney is the Head of Marketing – North America at The SR Group and has been working within the marcomms field for over ten years having worked for brands like Vistra, CFA Institute and Deloitte. But long before getting into marcomms, she started playing field hockey at the age of six – going on […]
  • Career Advice

Moving in-house: A guide for newly qualified and junior lawyers

  • Posted March 14, 2023
As specialists in the in-house legal market, we want to provide you with all the information you need to make an informed decision on whether an in-houseposition could be right for you. Client demand for junior lawyers within in-house legal teams has increased considerably over the last few years. Similarly, we have seen a real […]
  • DEI

Alice Hogg – The corporate athlete #IWD2023

  • Posted March 14, 2023
Alice Hogg is a Senior Account Executive in Meltwater’s Enterprise Solutions team. Originally from the UK, her career has spanned Europe, Asia, and North America, amassing over ten years of experience in the technology, PR, media and marketing industries. Prior to joining Meltwater seven years ago, she worked agency-side with global clients across the FMCG, […]

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