Former KLegal managing partner turned headhunter Nick Holt has been recruited by SR Group, the recruitment ­organisation that includes Taylor Root.

He joins from Global Legal Search, where he has been a partner for five years.

During his legal career, Holt was a founding partner of Weil Gotshal & Manges’ London office and an in-house lawyer at Smith New Court and Jardine Matheson in London and Hong Kong. Holt said: “I’ve really enjoyed my time at Global Legal Search and wish them well. However, I’m attracted by the opportunity of being part of a larger organisation with a broader coverage of markets and professional services businesses.”