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..

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Jon-Paul Hanrahan

Head of International
0161 233 6360

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.

Guy Pearson

Divisional Head | London
+44 203 846 3071

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 / Director
0161 233 6360

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.

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