Private Practice

A focus on our expertise within Private Practice.

Our regional teams work consultatively with clients to ensure that the best candidates for their roles are presented in line with their requirements. Handling a full spectrum of roles across Private Practice, we can offer a complete recruitment resource from support staff, through to Partner level. 

Our experienced teams provide full time solutions to somewhat challenging recruitment assignments, often with very short notice. Handling a variety of issues with high end success.


We partner with Private Practice law firms across the United Kingdom to provide a complete, and first-class recruitment solution. With combined recruitment experience totaling over 100 years across the team, we use our knowledge to engage openly with clients and candidates alike. We deal with all private practice areas of law from Private Client, Property, Family, Corporate and Commercial etc.

Like all parts of our business, these established teams aim to respond to new assignment submissions in an efficient manner with an aim to understand the job brief fully and provide the best CVs to clients within an agreed, and reasonable time frame. By keeping in regular contact with our extensive and expanding database, 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. Be assured that from our first conversation, we have your best interests at the forefront of our mind, and will work with you, and keep you regularly updated through the process.

Our Team aim to respond to new job role submissions in an efficient and time saving manner with an aim to get CVs across within 24 hours. With a large and active database of fully pre-screened and reference checked candidates from all levels .

Ryan McNamara

Head of North West & Yorkshire
0161 233 6360

Ryan joined Douglas Scott in 2018 having previously worked as a Sales Operations Manager. He specialises in Private Practice recruitment in the North West and recruits from Legal Assistant level up to Partnership level, and works with a range of small regional practices, boutique firms and larger national and international practices. Ryan works with well-established departments as well as with firms which are keen to diversify into new areas of law.

"Ryan was obviously very knowledgeable about the role I was looking for and secured an interview within 24 hours. He was helpful and keen I felt I was in good hands."

Solicitor | Wigan


We partner the HR professionals, practice managers, partners and business leaders who are accountable for hiring talent into their business.


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