The International Team

Experts in global legal recruitment.


Our specialist international recruitment team is on hand to offer personal, bespoke recruitment solutions that are tailored to your individual needs. This includes matching candidates with the world's top law firms and companies based not only on skills and experience, but also on cultural fit. 

The team also provides practical advice for lawyers wishing to internationalise their careers and firms looking to offshore their legal divisions.  We continue to be instructed on exclusive assignments from organisations that are looking to reshape the legal landscape, creating opportunities and choice at  the very top level of law.

Beyond our recruitment expertise, the team have access to significant market resources including salary and benefits data, merger opportunities and the latest information on movers and shakers across the globe..


Our latest instructions

Polish Translator

  • Salary: £16,000 - £25,000
  • Location: Liverpool

Polish Translator
Liverpool
Salary Depending on Experience

Douglas Scott are excited to be representing a reputable firm who are recruiting for a Polish Speaking Translator for an opportunity to...


Jon-Paul Hanrahan

Head of International
0161 233 6360

jp@douglas-scott.co.uk

Jon-Paul has been with Douglas Scott since its inception and has played a major role in the company's strategic direction, building the brand, and developing relationships with law firms across the world. With over 20 years’ experience working as a legal recruiter partnering with major international law firms and In-house departments at FTSE250 and Fortune500 companies, Jon-Paul now leads the global search & selection arm, managing a team of both delivery consultants and a researchers.

In recent years, Jon-Paul has advised on several senior lateral hires and team moves and has developed a deep understanding of the global flow of leading lawyers predominately across Europe, Asia-Pacific and the Middle East.


Marcus Chu

Recruitment Consultant
0203 846 3071

marcus@douglas-scott.co.uk

Marcus joined Douglas Scott in May 2019 to work on our International desk and build strong relationships with top tier candidates globally. Marcus moved onto our London team recruiting from Paralegal level up to Head of Departments and Partner level for all firms across London. Marcus studied Ba and Ma in Human resource management at University and is fluent in Cantonese and Mandarin having previously lived in Hong Kong and Canada. He also has previous experience within international recruitment.

Guy Pearson

Divisional Head | London
+44 203 846 3071

guy@douglas-scott.co.uk

Guy joined Douglas Scott in 2015 and now manages the London Private Practice team. He recruits for City centre based and large scale international firms, top 100’s, leading regional and boutique practices. Guy places candidates of all levels from both qualified and non-qualified backgrounds. He always aims to build long term relationships with both candidates and clients and prides himself on delivering a professional, honest, and dedicated service. Prior to joining Douglas Scott, Guy spent 5 years working with a well-known national recruiter working within the Senior Finance market.

Guy attained a BA (hons) degree in Philosophy from the University of Liverpool.

Luke Whatmough

International Costs Manager
0161 233 6360

luke@douglas-scott.co.uk

Luke joined Douglas Scott in 2016 as part of the Master Vendor team. He now heads up Legal Costs recruitment on a national and international basis for the National Insurance desk. He deals with a range of clients including leading specialist costs practices and top tier law firms across the globe.

Luke has previous recruitment experience account managing an international desk with a focus on Personal Injury. He undertook Law Studies at Manchester Metropolitan University and regularly participates in charity events concerning young men’s mental health in his spare time.

Laura Lissett

Marketing Manager
0161 233 6360

laural@douglas-scott.co.uk

Laura is the inspiring force behind the Douglas Scott marketing team. She is passionate about internal marketing, service excellence, and driving innovation. She has 13 years’ experience as a communications and branding expert in professional services spanning the financial, insurance, and now recruitment markets. Laura graduated from Liverpool University in 2006 with an MA in Marketing. Her first degree was in media and communications – with a chosen specialist subject of ‘poetry’. In her spare time Laura is kept busy with her two young children, Finley and Keeva - and has also just taken up boxing lessons.

Daisy Page

International Market Analyst
0161 233 6360

daisy@douglas-scott.co.uk

Daisy is part of the Douglas Scott Marketing team and works to ensure we deliver on our promises of quality both internally and externally. She joined in 2016 first as an account coordinator and can now be found working on refining our customer journey process and communication structures, as well as the production of MI and analysis of market intelligence to feed back in to the business.

Daisy has a BA in History and Ancient History from the University of Nottingham and is currently studying for a Masters in Modern History on a part-time basis at The University of Manchester.


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