Legal support was our first desk. Over the past 14 years we have seen significant growth in our presence across the UK. Led by Managing Consultant Amy Turner, the legal support team offer a full remit of business services including secretarial, accounts, marketing, HR, business development, office management and administration on a national scale.
At Douglas Scott we recognise that adding talent to your Business Support functions can add tangible value to law firms whether this is in a professional support capacity or in sowing the seeds for the next generation of budding Lawyers by kick-starting their legal career. Founding a formal Business Support desk has enabled us to expand our capacity to recruit for the support market in turn aiding firms with their recruitment needs on a more specialist basis. We work with all manner of law firms including Top 20, 50, Legal 500, regional, boutique and high street across the Country.
In May 2017 Business Support was integrated with the Key Accounts desk. As a result, the Legal Support team offer bespoke services for firms that are looking for national volume recruitment assistance. Services vary from general account management to Master Vendor, complete with administration through our specialist recruitment portal. With the ability to dedicate more time and resources we offer specialist approaches for roles that necessitate a focused recruitment strategy.
Our consultants are legal recruitment experts and have a wealth of sector specific knowledge. We've found that a dedicated and specialist team is imperative given the wide variety of roles within the faculty of Business Support, allowing for greater representation and a focused approach. The team cover a range of business services on a national scale from administration and secretarial level to practice manager and business development positions and are on hand to guide you through career moves or to help advise you in the early stages of your legal career.
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Amy joined Douglas Scott in November 2010 and has extensive experience covering the Manchester and Yorkshire markets. She currently manages the National Legal Support team and deals with key client accounts on a nationwide basis. Amy returned from maternity leave in early 2017 and dove straight back to work, managing a large Master Vendor account as well as its dedicated team of consultants. Amy has been in recruitment since June 2004 and before making the move into legal recruitment she worked in the accountancy and finance sector. She graduated with a Public Relations Degree from the University of Lincoln and before this studied at Harrogate Ladies College. In her spare time, she cares for her young daughter Evie.
"I am very grateful to Amy. She was professional but also encouraging and supportive in a very brief space of time. She most definitely goes the extra mile. Amy made it very easy for me to be positive and think about my attributes, which had a knock-on effect when I had my interview."
Legal Secretary | Leeds
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Lilly returned to Douglas Scott in 2017 following a one and a half year stint working in Finance recruitment. Working with a selection of clients of all levels, she now specialises in Legal Support recruitment across the London and Home Counties regions. Lilly has previous legal recruitment experience acting as a resourcer for the Douglas Scott Locum team as well as working across key accounts, including those of Master Vendor status. Outside of work Lilly is a keen rambler and hiker who enjoys being outdoors.
"I would like to thank Lilly Tomlinson for all her help. She understood me very well, helped me with some questions I was stumbling over and reassured me when I was nervous. If it wasn’t for her help I don’t think that I would have got the job that I wanted."
Serious Injury Legal Secretary | Liverpool
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Ruth began working for Douglas Scott in 2018 and joined our National Support team to work with a range of small regional practices, boutique firms and larger national practices including well-established departments as well as emerging firms. Before Douglas Scott Ruth worked at the Open University in Edinburgh in their recruitment department.
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Nina joined Douglas Scott in June 2018 on the National Support desk and currently focuses on the recruitment of business support roles for the London and the Home Counties markets. Nina graduated from Newcastle University where she studied Linguistics, taking a particular interest in human evolution and it’s impact on the acquisition and development of language.
"My consultant Nina Gibbs has been extremely supportive, successful and efficient in securing interviews for me. She’s professional and knowledgeable whilst being very approachable."
Legal Secretary | Birmingham