Professional services

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

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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. 

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, 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

Legal counsel
Senior legal counsel
General counsel

Risk

Risk manager
Risk analyst
Risk director 
Internal auditor

  

Compliance

Compliance manager
Compliance director
Company secretary

Latest resources

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General Counsel succession planning – Rules for building lasting leadership

  • Posted May 14, 2024
Succession planning is no longer limited to just CEO positions; it has become essential for key management positions across various functions within organisations. This broader approach to succession planning acknowledges the critical role that key management positions play in driving organisational performance and mitigates the risks associated with vacancies in these roles. Given the increased […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Nick Webb

  • Posted May 10, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne, recently spoke to Nick Webb, Group General Counsel at Stolt-Nielsen Limited, about being a Trustee for HvH ARTS. What does your current NFP do? HvH ARTS is a charity that gives children access to and support in the arts. Its focus is on […]
  • Hiring advice

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 […]
  • Career Advice

CEO Insights with Natalie Webb: Taylor Root UK Trustee Network

  • Posted April 25, 2024
A Trustee is an essential part of any charity, providing governance, and bringing experience and support to CEO’s and leadership teams. As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network we thought it would be a great insight to understand the role of Trustee from a CEO’s perspective. So, Taylor Root Director, Asha Morzaria, recently […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Sophie Hosking

  • Posted April 10, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne, recently spoke to Sophie Hosking, Head of Legal at Cazoo, about being a Trustee for London Youth Rowing. What does your NFP do and what is your role as a trustee? London Youth Rowing (LYR) believes in sport, specifically rowing, for […]
  • Career Advice

Are you considering a career as a lawyer in Sydney, Australia?

  • Posted April 10, 2024
Sydney holds a prominent position as Australia’s financial and economic hub. Its status as a global city and key financial center has been solidified over the past decade. The city is home to the headquarters of numerous multinational corporations, major banks, financial institutions, and all levels of law firms. Sydney’s economy benefits from its diverse […]
  • Market Insight

What’s in store for private equity and M&A sectors in 2024?

  • Posted April 9, 2024
Predicting the future of private equity (PE) and mergers and acquisitions (M&A) activity involves considering various factors, including economic conditions, regulatory environment, industry trends and investor sentiment. At our inaugural sector roundtable in Birmingham last month, we focused on M&A and PE outlook for 2024. You can read the key takeaways from our discussion below. […]
  • General counsel

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 […]
  • Hiring advice

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 […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Sarai Jacob-Whelan

  • Posted March 21, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Sarah Ingwersen, recently spoke to Sarai Jacob-Whelan, Internal Counsel at Macquarie Asset Management, about being a Trustee for Peer UK Ltd. What motivated you to become a Trustee of this not-for-profit organisation? I was keen to become a Trustee for several reasons, namely, […]

How to run a successful onboarding process

  • Posted March 12, 2024
As a General Counsel or Head of Legal onboarding for your legal and compliance team is crucial. Good onboarding starts with a great recruitment process and continues all the way through the first year of your new hire. Successful onboarding can increase retention rates and performance of your new hire by over 80%   Here’s […]
  • Trustee network

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Harry Borovick

  • Posted March 12, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne, recently spoke to Harry Borovick, General Counsel at Luminance, about being a Trustee for M7 Education What does your charity do? M7 Education find state schools with above 30% pupil premium and help fund educational experiences that will help both the […]

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