Costs Team

A focus on our expertise within Cost related legal professionals.

Following ongoing and significant changes to legislation and insurance premiums, it is no surprise to those working within costs as well as those in the wider legal sector that the costs market is as diverse as ever. In what has been branded as a revolution, dramatic alterations in practice and the implementation of these changes have been extensively felt across the sector.


We offer a comprehensive recruitment product covering a requirement for all manner of individual draftsmen, civil and commercial including the in focus COP and subrogated recoveries.


Candidates will be briefed on the current state of the market, market rates and intimate knowledge of the best in house costs teams and specialists alike.

Luke Whatmough

Business Unit Director
0161 233 6360

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

"I would like to express my gratitude to Luke Whatmough for the service he has provided. He made the process of applying for a job so much easier with his friendly manner and prompt replies. He has remained professional and welcoming. 

He specifically ensured that I was well prepared for the interview and contacted me prior to the interview to ensure that I was OK, which gave me peace of mind. After getting the job due to unforeseen circumstances, I encountered difficulties with my notice period. Luke spoke to the HR manager of my new employers directly and ensured that they were able to accommodate for me. 

Overall, it has been a great experience and a friendly personality is always a bonus."


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