National Insurance Team

A focus on our expertise within Insurance related legal professionals.

The National Insurance desk covers Personal Injury, Clinical Negligence, Healthcare, Court of Protection, Professional Negligence/Indemnity, and Abuse roles (Claimant and Defendant). Our clientele ranges from sole practitioners to Top Tier International Law firms located across England, Wales, and Scotland. The team consists only of Senior Recruitment Consultants specialising solely in Insurance Recruitment. With over 20+ years of experience within this sector between us, we are true experts within the Insurance Legal Market, equipped to provide tailored solutions and unparalleled service to our clients and candidates alike.

Here's what our Head of National Insurance, Francesca Turner, had to say:

"Recruiting within the National Insurance space is truly fulfilling. Beyond simply matching candidates with their dream roles, we witness the profound impact they make on individuals' lives. From Court of Protection Solicitors and Catastrophic Injury Solicitors guiding people through life-altering injuries to Healthcare Lawyers safeguarding the NHS. It is important to us to speak to each candidate and client on an individual basis to understand their needs, build relationships and provide support for a long-lasting relationship. "


We offer a comprehensive recruitment service covering all manner of insurance positions within Personal Injury (RTA, EL, PL, OL), Holiday Sickness, Travel Insurance, Industrial Disease, Clinical Negligence, Healthcare – Inquests / Regulatory, Commercial Insurance, Professional Negligence / Indemnity, Insurance Fraud and Credit Hire. 

Our specialist team aim to respond to new assignments in an efficient manner with an aim to understand the job brief fully and provide the best CVs to clients within an agreed time frame. By keeping in regular contact with our specialist (and expanding) pool of insurance candidates, we can maintain knowledge over the candidate journey, and be there to support them through all stages of their career.


Our highly skilled team of consultants offer full recruitment support across all practice areas and levels; from legal support, up to Partner level. It is our job to understand your ideal job and guide you through the process of succeeding in realising your ambition and securing that job. 

Candidates will be briefed on the current state of the insurance market, current market rates and intimate knowledge of the best insurance teams and insurance specialist law firms alike.

Francesca Turner

Head of National Insurance
0203 846 3071

Francesca began working for Douglas Scott in 2017, joining the National Insurance team. Her role involves placing Paralegals and Solicitors into claimant and defendant Personal Injury law firms in the London area and her clients range from sole-practitioners to international Law Firms. Francesca previously worked for an insurance company as a part of the Expert Liaison team, and so, has previous knowledge within the Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury market. She graduated from the University of Lancashire after completing a Primary School Teaching degree, prior to that gaining A-Levels in Business Studies, English and Religious Studies.

"Francesca has taken the initiative to approach firms I am interested in and has always taken action promptly and efficiently. She was very helpful in the lead up to my interview and I felt able to approach her with any queries. She always considers my situation and career aspirations and as such I trust her to put me forward for appropriate roles."

NQ Healthcare Solicitor | London

Aaron Dyson

Principal Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

Aaron joined the Douglas Scott team in 2021, as a Recruitment Consultant. Working everything from Costs Draftsman and Costs Negotiators to Costs Lawyers, Costs Consultants, Senior Associates and Heads of Costs. Aaron has almost 3 years’ experience managing in a technical capacity for a top 100 law firm as well as 4 years’ experience in a business development and account management role for a Legal Services provider. Aaron also obtained a Law degree during his time at a Liverpool university. In his spare time, Aaron is a qualified Personal Trainer.

What Aaron’s candidates had to say about him;

Costs Draftsman at Irwin Mitchell;
“I would highly recommend working with Aaron if you are looking for a new role in legal costs. He is very knowledgeable, organised, efficient and goes above and beyond to assist with any queries. I have worked with a few different recruiters in the past, Aaron stands out as the best and I would definitely work with him again if I am ever looking for a new role in the future.”

Costs Advisor at DWF;
“I have had the pleasure of working with Aaron and I cannot recommend him highly enough. His knowledge of the industry and his ability to build relationships with candidates are truly remarkable. His willingness to go the extra mile to ensure that every candidate had a positive experience throughout the recruitment process, regardless of whether they were offered a position, demonstrates his commitment to excellence. Aaron helped me secure two job offers and several interviews within the last year and I would definitely contact him again should my situation change in the future.”

Gareth Hibbert

Associate Recruitment Consultant
0117 284 2120

Having secured a degree in Forensic Science with Microbiology. Gareth joins Douglas Scott as a Recruitment Consultant covering the midlands region. Prior to Douglas Scott Gareth was a Team Leader, dealing with PI and credit hire.

In his spare time Gareth enjoys watching Manchester United and Formula 1.

Nina Rushton

Associate Business Unit Director
0161 233 6360

Nina joined Douglas Scott in 2011 bringing previous legal experience having worked as a Conveyancing Assistant. Nina currently covers the North-West area focussing on the Personal Injury market. She works with several leading clients and covers the recruitment of Solicitors, Fee Earners, Paralegals, and Legal Assistants. Nina was promoted to Business Unit Director in 2018, given her level of experience and specialist knowledge of the PI sector. Nina has a BA in History from the University of Leeds and is also an accomplished dancer, performing in various dance shows including one in Disneyland Paris. 

"Nina is very nice and approachable. She has a genuine interest for the candidate. In the past I was very disappointed with recruiters! I am very happy I used Douglas Scott regardless of the outcome."

PI Legal Assistant | Liverpool