Recruiting General Counsel

Building legal leadership

With vast experience and global reach, we help businesses across every sector to find the most outstanding senior legal talent, and General Counsel to help develop and progress their careers.

Strong legal leadership is the lynch pin to every successful business. General Counsel today are more than just lawyers. They are part of the strategy and businesses rely on their knowledge and commerciality. Therefore, finding the right talent is crucial. 

How we can help

Finding senior legal talent

Hiring at this very senior level is more than just a new hire, it is a new partnership for the business. As a business you will be looking for someone who can not only deal with the pure practical legal matters but someone who can align this to the business objectives in the most commercial way.

We have a proven track record of delivering results in high-profile, complex senior legal talent searches and accessing our strong relationships with the General Counsel community.

Building legal teams

Whether you are looking to build out your headquartered legal team or launch in-house legal resource around the world you will be looking to find the highest quality talent.

Many businesses in recent years have looked to decentralise their legal teams and it has become more important than ever to have legal expertise on the ground. These lawyers provide local knowledge around specific laws and regulations but also local language skills allowing for ease of access when it comes to complicated legal matters.

Hiring your first lawyer

Making this investment is a big step for businesses and there are lots of questions, from when is the right time to bring in this resource to what kind of background should the lawyer have.

As a business, you need to scope the role out and establish where this talent would sit within your business and what long-term benefits having this resource will mean.

Meet our global leadership in-house legal team

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 have been responsible for some of the highest profile moves in the legal profession. We know how to achieve your goals

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  

Latest resources

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General Counsel roundtable – Charting the future of private banking

  • Posted May 10, 2023
Taylor Root recently hosted an engaging roundtable breakfast – Charting the future of private banking. A small and exclusive event, we held it at the luxurious floating pod in Fullerton Bay Hotel where we welcomed nine top Regional General Counsels from the private banking industry. The morning commenced with a brief networking session and introductions […]
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Navigating the energy transition: developments in the voluntary carbon markets

  • Posted April 28, 2023
Taylor Root recently hosted an engaging roundtable breakfast– Navigating the energy transition: developments in the voluntary carbon markets. he session was led by guest speaker, Peter Zaman, Partner at HFW, followed by a highly informative discussion moderated by our panellists, Hai Tran and Bryan McCann from Climate Impact X (CIX). We welcomed 10 General Counsels […]
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How General Counsel can earn a seat on the board

  • Posted April 6, 2023
As a General Counsel, you have a unique perspective on your company’s operations, risks and opportunities and you’re a key advisor to the executive team. Yet, many General Counsels are overlooked for positions in the boardroom and can’t leverage their seat on the table. Six top tips on how to earn a seat in the […]
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When and how to move to a General Counsel role

  • Posted March 31, 2023
We are often asked the question, when is the right time to make the jump to a General Counsel role and what is the best way to pursue these roles. Deciding when you are ready to take the jump into a General Counsel role can be a significant decision in your legal career. Here are […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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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.  […]
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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 […]
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How can General Counsel navigate the future of retail?

  • Posted October 13, 2022
Taylor Root recently hosted an engaging roundtable breakfast led by guest chair, Ruth Daniels, General Counsel at Superdry. We welcomed over 20 General Counsel across a breadth of retail and FMCG businesses. Chatham House Rule allowed our attendees to speak freely about how their companies have handled situations, whilst sharing best practices and ideas about […]
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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.
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Managing your career as General Counsel – Q&A series

  • Posted October 12, 2020
The role of the general counsel has changed significantly over the last decade. General counsels no longer simply provide advice, manage risk and ensure legal compliance. Today’s general counsel is expected to help steer the business through periods of change and meet commercial objectives whilst operating as a business enabler and an essential adviser to […]
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Managing your career to General Counsel – Q&A Series

  • Posted October 12, 2020
The role of an in-house lawyer has changed considerably over the last decade. In-house lawyers are expected to offer much more than just straightforward legal advice: they must be able to think strategically and advise commercially, often on non-legal matters. For an ambitious lawyer looking to progress towards a General Counsel position, the route is not as […]

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