General counsel and legal director

With vast experience and global reach, we help businesses across every sector to find the most outstanding senior legal talent. 

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Proven and trusted general counsel and legal director search partner

We are a highly respected and trusted general counsel and legal director search and recruitment consultancy, placing in-house leaders at the highest level.  

We have a proven track record of delivering results in high-profile and complex searches, accessing our strong relationships with the general counsel community and our ability to conduct rigorous market mapping exercises in any global jurisdiction.   

The combination of experienced consultants, dedicated researchers, established networks and market knowledge allows us to deliver exceptional options within agreed timeframes. 


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  

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  • 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 […]
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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 […]
  • 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 […]
  • Industry leaders

‘New breed’ General Counsel need to understand ‘entrepreneurs’

  • Posted November 12, 2016
Lawyers working with entrepreneurs – particularly those in ‘disruptive’ businesses – need to be able to understand their bosses’ motivations, understand what it means to be entrepreneurial and balance commercial risk with fast business progress. That was the key message from a roundtable of General Counsels with some of the UK’s most high-profile ‘challenger’ technology […]

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