Douglas Scott Recruitment

Award-winning legal recruitment experts.

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  • Douglas Scott are on a mission…


    We’re reaching for the stars.

    To be the 1st legal recruitment agency to place a lawyer on the moon and - to satisfy our accountants - grow our business by at least 25% every earth year in the run up to that.


    Our mission in business is to make our customers happy, our competitors jealous and our mums proud.

    It works on a number of levels for us but in essence our aim is provide the best possible service to our candidates and clients, keep a few steps in front of the opposition in all areas of business practice and at all times working in a way that is respectful of good old fashioned manners and principles.


    Influencing our thoughts and actions on our journey:

    • EARNING TRUST by delivering on our promises and holding our hands up if ever we don't get something completely right.
    • OOZING CONFIDENCE by being totally sure in our process and our people. It's not conceited... it simply justifies our claim to be the experts.
    • FOREVER IMPROVING by being hungry to learn and develop. We strive everyday to say, "We're better today than we were yesterday. Bring on tomorrow!"​
    • SHARING KNOWLEDGE by believing wholeheartedly in 'give to get'. Anyway, keeping everything we know to ourselves would just be greedy.​
    • RESPECTING PROFIT by appreciating that unhappy customers vote with their wallets/purses. Thankfully, our business and profitability has grown every year since it started.​
    • SMILING, LOTS ;o) by enjoying what we do – and the company of the people we do it with. We recommend you Google 'What the Heck is Arbejdsglaede?'

    2017 Annual Salary and Benefits Benchmarker

    We are delighted to present our 2017 Annual Salary and Benefits Benchmarker.

    Download our 2017 Salary and Benefits Benchmarker to gain a clearer picture of the legal landscape.



    “With Douglas Scott's help I have managed to secure a Locum position in a reputable firm and having never undertaken any Locum work before they made it an easy transition for me. I would recommend Douglas Scott to anyone considering Locum work in the future. ”

    Anna Thompson, Candidate


    Who we work with

    Trusted by Legal 500, UK200, Top 100, Silver Circle, Magic Circle and US firms to deliver.

    • Clarke Willmott
    • Kennedys Solicitors
    • DAC Beachcroft
    • DLA Piper
    • Trowers & Hamlins LLP
    • Stephensons Solicitors LLP
    • Simons Muirhead & Burton
    • Walker Morris LLP
    • Addleshaw Goddard
    • Quindell Legal Services Limited