In-house Team

A deep understanding of your business.

If you are looking to grow your In-house legal team or you are a legal professional looking for your next move in commerce and industry then our specialist In-house recruitment team are on hand to offer personal, bespoke recruitment solutions, tailored to your individual needs.

By taking the time to get under a company’s skin we understand what makes it tick, helping us to match candidates based not only on skills and experience, but on cultural fit too. What’s more, our in depth understanding of organisations means we can stick around for the long term, offering specialist In-house services such as tailored advertising campaigns, internal newsletters and bespoke events. 

Lisa Spink

Managing Consultant
0203 846 3071

Lisa joined Douglas Scott in 2013 where she ran our Locum desk for 2 years before going on to work as a Business Manager at one of the largest recruitment agencies in the UK, here she focused on Legal & Compliance on a contract and interim basis. Lisa re-joined Douglas Scott in 2018 as a Managing Consultant to set up a Legal & Compliance desk within our In-house department, again with a contract and interim focus and predominantly within (but not limited to) the London market. Originally from Cornwall she now lives in the Manchester area with her husband and young son Harrison.

"Lisa Spink was very energetic and enthusuastic. Realised I was a great fit for the role and ensured i got through the screening stage and not just a discarded not fully understood cv. Good support abd communicator too !"

Data Governance | London

Christine Smith

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Christine made a career move into legal recruitment in May 2015 and has over 20 years’ experience of the In-house sector. She worked as part of an In-house team for 13 years and following that became Operations Manager for the Commerce & Industry Group. Christine is always looking for ways to promote the In-house legal sector and is always keen to pass on her knowledge to both clients and candidates, whether they be currently working In-house or looking to make a move into it. Over the years, Christine has built up great working and personal relationships with a number of leading General Counsel and is often a first port of call should they be looking to recruit within their teams. She has also recently been instrumental in the successful re-launch of the AWS Manchester. Christine has successfully completed the Great North Run and the London Marathon. 

"What I liked about Christine was that she kept me fully updated which seems to be rare among recruitment consultants I've worked with before, who seek you out for a job, promise the earth, get your CV and put it forward for a job, and then you hear nothing! She didn't give me false hope and a load of flannel. Christine emailed me to let me know that I wouldn't hear from the potential employer for a couple of days because the manager was on holiday - this was before I'd even got an interview - which impressed me. She then kept me updated throughout, told me when she was on leave and who I could contact in her absence. She was always quick to reply and happy to talk about the post. She raised numerous queries with the employer once the job had been offered and kept me in the loop throughout. She was very human and down to earth too and had an understanding of what I was looking for in a job and whether that would fit with what the employer wanted. 

She even offered to print off the offer letter and contract for me (which was sent to me by email from the employer as I didn't want to risk printing at my current firm)."

Legacy Officer | Arundel

Tom Bagley

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Tom joined Douglas Scott in 2017 as part of the In-house team. He works with a range of top businesses across various sectors of the In-house market to place legal professionals, from paralegal through to General Counsel. Prior to Douglas Scott, Tom worked for 2 and a half years for a Financial Services sector based recruitment agency. During this period he specialised in the placement of interim risk and compliance contractors. Tom has a degree in Sports Injury Rehabilitation.

"Tom provided an exceptional service. He was very quick to respond to my queries and talked extensively about the role, so I felt prepared going into the interview. I will definitely recommend Douglas Scott in the future."

In-house Legal Counsel | Manchester

Nick Barrass

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Nick is part of our In-House team, operating across the North of England for all sizes of business across a variety of sectors. Nick handles candidates of all levels from Paralegals to General Counsel, ensuring they find the perfect fit for their next career move. He works with longstanding businesses which have established Legal teams, as well as those who are trying to build new Legal functions and make that important 1st In-House Legal Hire. Prior to Douglas Scott, he worked for 2 years at a Financial Services Recruiter and has 6 years’ experience in the Real Estate Finance sector. Nick studied Sport and Exercise Science at Liverpool John Moores University. 

"I would like to thank you for all of your efforts in dealing with my recruitment. You and Lara have both been a pleasure to deal with. You are both a credit to your field and I would be sure to use your services again."

Cameran Waite

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Cameran recently joined Douglas Scott in June 2018, joining our specialist In-house legal recruitment team. Working within the In-house team, Cameran works in partnership with a wide spectrum of organisations across England and a variety of candidates. Cameran graduated from the University of Chester with a degree in Law and Business, eager to apply his legal market knowledge to recruitment. He is also a self-confessed Netflix addict.   


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