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.


Clients:

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.

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. 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 .

Andrew Canning

Head of West Midlands & South West
0121 272 7371

andrew@douglas-scott.co.uk

Andrew joined Douglas Scott in 2018 as a Recruitment Consultant for the Midlands desk. He looks to work with candidates on an exclusive and consultative basis, offering tailored and holistic advice to their job search. Before Douglas Scott Andrew worked for a national recruitment consultancy for 5 years. He is currently learning the Italian language!

"My consultant was extremely helpful, always kept me informed throughout the process. Helped and explained each stage. Very approachable. Thank you"

Millie Ebbrell

Head of East Midlands & South Yorkshire
0161 233 6360

Millie@douglas-scott.co.uk

Millie joined Douglas Scott at the start of 2020 to head up the East Midlands and South Yorkshire team with over five years experience working in Recruitment Millie has now managed this region for over three years dealing with private practice firms recruiting everything from support level up to senior partners. With a recruitment career that started out in fashion recruitment and swiftly moved into the legal sector Millie works with the leading firms across her region and has a great team behind her supporting her with the South Yorkshire region.

Guy Pearson

Head of London & Home Counties
0203 846 3071

guy@douglas-scott.co.uk

Guy joined Douglas Scott in 2015 and now manages the London & South East 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.


Ryan McNamara

Senior Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

ryan.mcnamara@douglas-scott.co.uk

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

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