"In the Round" In-house breakfast seminar kick starts the DS calendar of events

Posted in News on 30 Jan 2020

On 30th January we held the second roundtable breakfast seminar that forms part of Douglas Scott’s ‘In the Round’ series. 

Iain Larkins and Sandra Martins from Radius Law provided an informative and helpful update on issues relating to IR35 as well as a general commercial update. The event, as with the first In the Round Seminar was well attended by yet another great turnout. 

If you would like more information about this Group for In-house Lawyers please contact Christine.smith@douglas-scott.co.uk

Christine Smith

Events Manager
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. In 2019 Christine moved onto our marketing desk to manage our events. 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

Senior 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."


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