Locum and Contractor Team

A deep understanding of your business

Our experienced team provide temporary solutions to sometimes challenging recruitment assignments, often with very short notice. Handling a variety of issues with a high success rate, the team services a wide range of clients and provides support to both law firms and In-house departments of all sizes.


We partner with both law firms and In-house legal teams to support specialist project recruitment and contract work. Our expert consultants have numerous years experience handling temporary and contract work for both Private Practice and In-house legal sector based clients. In addition to short term assignments they help manage seasonal demands as well as sourcing maternity/ paternity, notice period and garden leave cover.

Our team aim to respond to new assignment submissions in an efficient and time saving manner with an aim to get CVs across within a 1-hour time-frame. With a large and active database of fully pre-screened and reference-checked candidates from all levels, practice areas and sectors, the team are able to provide our clients cover when required the most.

At Douglas Scott, innovation is at the forefront of our minds; we embrace new technology that is specifically designed to make our candidate's and client's lives easier. With a completely digitalised timesheet process, Clients can review and approve their temp worker's submissions with ease allowing them to focus their attention on the more important tasks at hand.


Our dedicated consultants offer wide-ranging coverage across all practice areas and levels; from legal support up to Partner level. Split with a respective focus on the Private Practice and In-house sectors, the team recruits on a national level and have connections with some of the best firms and In-house legal departments the country has to offer. We frequently deal with professional Contractors and Locums and are apt at securing recurring placements and repeat work for our candidates.

Our bespoke Locum portal was created to move the timesheet process online, revolutionising the way that candidates submit their weekly timesheets and making the laborious task of printing and faxing paper timesheets redundant. All our fully-fledged Locum candidates have access to use the portal as well as training and telephone walk-throughs on request.

Lisa Spink

Managing Consultant
0203 846 3071


Lisa joined Douglas Scott in 2013, running 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's professionalism, global industry knowledge and contacts are exceptional. I would highly recommend Lisa for her passion in ensuring a candidate's skills and experiences matches the clients expectations and vice versa, fundamental in recruitment ! Above all, Lisa goes above and beyond, she is with you throughout the whole process, on hand to answer any questions, offering advice and support around a candidates or clients busy schedule, one feels like they are receiving a very bespoke friendly personal service!"

Data Governance | London

Lorraine Terry

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360


Lorraine joined our Locum team as a Recruitment Consultant in 2019 and works with a large selection of clients, helping facilitate recruitment for temporary and contract positions across all practice areas of the legal sector and for specialist short-term projects. Lorraine’s previous experience was working as a Claims Handler for a large insurance company.

Riley Hindson

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360


Riley joined our Locum team in 2019 with a focus on temporary and contract positions across the legal sector working with candidates of all levels from both non-qualified and qualified backgrounds. Before Douglas Scott Riley worked in the industrial sector of recruitment and studied a fashion degree at Leeds Arts University.

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