Legal support was our first desk. Over the past 14 years we have seen significant growth in our presence across the UK. 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.
Associate Recruitment Consultant
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Lilly returned to Douglas Scott in 2017 following a one and a half year stint working in Finance recruitment. Following her promotion to Associate Recruitment Consultant, she now oversees our Legal Business Support functions and team. She works with a variety of clients from large scale international companies to smaller high street firms; her own focus centres around the recruitment of professionals including (but not limited to) HR and Business Development Managers, IT staff, Legal Secretaries, Personal Assistants, and Financial Controllers within the North West region. 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.
"I would just like to say what an efficient and professional service I received from Ruth Proctor.
She first contacted me within minutes after I had sent in my CV by e-mail. She was very friendly and polite and went through in detail with me what kind of employment I was looking for. She made me feel very comfortable and was very easy to talk to.
Within a couple of days she had arranged an interview for me. She kept me updated at all times by e-mail and by telephone. After my first interview, she contacted me immediately to arrange a second interview for me and I am pleased to say I secured the position as legal secretary and commence my new employment on the 6th March 2019.
I will definitely recommend your Agency to friends and family and would not hesitate in contacting Ruth again in the future".
Family Legal Secretary | Leeds
Andre joined our National Support team in 2019. Before Douglas Scott Andre worked a major British multinational retailer in their overpayments team. He has also featured in Times magazine as 'Person of the year'!
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