National Insurance Team

A focus on our expertise within Insurance related legal professionals.

Our national team works consultatively with clients to ensure that the best candidates for their roles are presented in line with their requirements. Handling a full spectrum of Legal Insurance roles, across Private Practice and In-House, we can offer a complete recruitment resource from support staff, through to Partner level.

Clients:

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.

Candidates:

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.


Jon-Paul Hanrahan

Head of Corporate & Commercial
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 Corporate & Commercial team both nationally and internationally.

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.

Jon-Paul impressed me from our first meeting. He spent a lot of time working out what was best for me and then presented 2 excellent opportunities. I would definitely recommend him to senior lawyers. I trusted his advice and he came up with the goods. A pleasure to work with.

Legal500 Recommended Environment & Planning Partner  


Nina Rushton

Associate Business Unit Director
0161 233 6360

nina@douglas-scott.co.uk

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

Francesca Turner

Senior Recruitment Consultant
0203 846 3071

francesca@douglas-scott.co.uk

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

Ciaran O'Neill

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

ciaran@douglas-scott.co.uk

Ciaran joined our North-West National Insurance desk in April 2021. He works with several leading clients and covers the recruitment of Solicitors, Fee Earners, Paralegals, and Legal Assistants. Prior to working at Douglas Scott, Ciaran worked in the Legal Sector. Ciaran has a degree in law and politics from The University of Manchester and is due to complete his MSc in Law, Business and Management in August 2021. He has a particular interest in business development and establishing long lasting relationships with legal practices in the North-West. Outside of work he has a keen interest in football and boxing.


Isla Oxton-Grant

Recruitment Consultant
0203 846 3071

isla@douglas-scott.co.uk

Isla joined our National Insurance team in 2021. She specialises in the recruitment of paralegals to partners including accredited representatives, and she claims handlers within Personal Injury and Clinical Negligence markets. Douglas Scott has an enviable reputation within the injury sector, always working actively with the country’s leading legal 500 firms. Isla is passionate about exceptional customer service and is confident in building professional relationships with candidates and clients alike.

In her spare time, Isla enjoys crocheting personalised garments and hiking along routes such as the Great Pennine Way!

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