In-house legal

Proven and trusted in-house legal counsel search and recruitment for corporates, banks and financial institutions, all over the world 

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Market-leading in-house legal search and recruitment 

Since 1989, we have been a market leader in in-house legal search and recruitment. 

We have partnered with some of the world’s leading companies over the past three decades as they have built and expanded their in-house legal functions, from tech unicorns and scale ups, to FTSE and Fortune listed companies. 

We are known for an exceptional success rate on our projects and solving complex hiring mandates by drawing on our extensive expertise and network in the market. As part of our briefing process, we take the time to truly understand the nuances of your business, culture and what good looks like. We also use our unparalleled global reach to solve those challenges in most global locations.

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 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


In a competitive talent landscape, our impeccable success rates and unmatched global reach are vital tools in helping you to solve your hiring challenges. 

Roles we typically recruit for include:

Global general counsel  
Regional general counsel  
General counsel
Legal director 
Head of legal   

Interim general counsel
Interim head of legal  
Senior legal counsel  
Legal counsel 
Interim legal counsel  

Commercial lawyer  
Corporate counsel  
Contract manager  
Paralegal 

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How to describe your company culture in a way that attracts top talent

  • Posted February 19, 2024
When you’re seeking to hire new employees for your company, you’ll need more than money to attract top talent. Some of the most highly qualified candidates for a role aren’t just looking for the best compensation plan. But how do you attract those candidates who will be a great cultural fit for your organisation? It […]
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GC Roundtable wrap-up: Managing high-performing legal teams.

  • Posted February 2, 2024
Taylor Root Singapore, with hosts Theresa Pang, and Cassandra Lim, recently held a General Counsel roundtable, where speakers Andrew Ong, Vice President Legal at Kone, and Kay Pang, Senior Director & Associate General Counsel at VMWare, spoke about managing high-performing legal teams. Thank you Andrew and Kay, you’ve been so generous with your time and […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Nicola Lucas

  • Posted February 1, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne recently spoke to Nicola Lucas, General Counsel and Company Secretary at New Look about being a Trustee for One YMCA. What Trustee opportunities have you undertaken? I became a Trustee of the One YMCA based in Herts, Beds and Bucks nearly 10 years ago […]
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Additional selection criteria when hiring In-house Counsel

  • Posted January 31, 2024
Hiring In-house Counsel is a critical decision for any organisation, and it’s important to carefully consider various factors to ensure you choose the right candidate. Whilst legal expertise, work experience, and great references are essential, additional thought should be given to the following selection criteria throughout the interview process. Cultural Fit: Once you have a […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Mary Bowie

  • Posted January 30, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Nikki Newton recently spoke to Mary Bowie, Lead Legal Counsel at Wakam about being a Trustee for The Insurance Charities (TIC). What does your Trustee organisation do? Wakam for Good (WFG) is an endowment fund with the intention of making partner contributions as impactful as […]
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GC Roundtable wrap-up: Exploring ESG and sustainability in corporate leadership.

  • Posted January 25, 2024
Taylor Root had the pleasure of hosting a GC roundtable on ESG and Sustainability, bringing together some of the brightest minds in the legal sphere. Thanks to Veronica Lai for sharing her expert insights, and to Adrian Yeo for moderating the event. It was wonderful to see our guests participating with such passion and enthusiasm! […]
  • Hiring advice

How busy will the private equity market be in 2024?

  • Posted January 22, 2024
Looking ahead to 2024 the financial services market holds more promising prospects than 2023 driven by the substantial cash reserve amassed in the private equity sector, with record levels of available capital, it is looking like there will be a significant amount of positive growth in 2024 hopefully this positions the financial services market for […]
  • Career Advice

Taylor Root UK Trustee network: An interview with Jemilla Olufeko

  • Posted January 17, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne recently spoke to Jemilla Olufeko, Global Legal Counsel at WPP about being a Trustee for Sydenham Arts. What does your organisation do? My organisation is a charity called Sydenham Arts. Based in South East London, our mission is “to provide, promote, and advance […]
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Taylor Root UK Trustee Network: An interview with Ofei Kwafo-Akoto, GLP

  • Posted January 16, 2024
As part of our interview series for our Trustee Network, Taylor Root Partner, Georgia Morgan-Wynne recently spoke to Ofei Kwafo-Akoto Head of Legal – Europe at GLP about being a Trustee for The Duke of Edinburgh’s Awards. What does your Trustee organisation do? The Duke of Edinburgh’s (DofE) Award is a youth charity that supports young people from all walks […]
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General Counsel in sports, leisure and gaming roundtable: building sustainable legal teams

  • Posted January 12, 2024
Trying to manage expectations and build a high performing legal team isn’t easy. The key to success involves blending strategic vision with human-centered approaches for hiring, retention and succession planning. We discussed all of these topics with 20 legal leaders at our inaugural General Counsel in sports, leisure and gaming roundtable. hiring retention Succession planning […]

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