Meet the Team: Amy Turner

Posted in Interviews on 21 Mar 2018


As part of our Meet the Team feature we spoke to Amy Turner, Managing consultant of the National Business Support desk to gain insights into the world of legal support and volume recruitment.


1). Introduce yourself...

I joined Douglas Scott in November 2010 acting as a Recruitment Consultant for the Manchester and Yorkshire legal markets. I returned from maternity leave in early 2017 after the birth of my daughter Evie as Managing Consultant for our Key Accounts team, overseeing a large Master Vendor account. This was integrated with our pre-existing Legal Support functions to form the National Business Support desk in May 2017.

2). Life before Douglas Scott?

I graduated with a Public Relations Degree from the University of Lincoln and have worked as a recruitment consultant since 2004. Before making the move into legal recruitment I worked in the accountancy and finance sector.

3). Tell us a little about your desk...

At Douglas Scott we’ve previously had dedicated consultants handling the recruitment for Legal Secretaries. Founding a formalised Business Support desk has enabled us to expand on this, as well as integrate the recruitment of legal secretaries within a wider, more specialist basis. I manage consultants Emily and Lilly and together we’re able to cover geographic ground which in turn helps us to support a variety of clients with their support needs nationwide.

4). Best thing about your desk?

Variety! We have seen huge growth in the business support market across the UK and to meet these needs we are able to supply staff not only at the secretarial level, but across administration, accounts, operations, marketing, practice management and HR. We feel very privileged to be working with all manner of law firms including Top 20, 50, Legal 500, regional, boutique and high street across the Country and I’m really excited about seeing our continued growth and success in the next 12 months!

6).  Dream holiday destination?

The Maldives!


If you are a candidate working within Legal Support who is interested in a career move or would just like to know a little more about opportunities then do not hesitate to contact Amy Turner, Legal Support specialist at Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment. You can call in confidence on 0161 233 6360 or email amy@douglas-cott.co.uk .

Amy Turner

Divisional Head
0161 233 6360

amy@douglas-scott.co.uk

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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