Private Practice

The Private Practice market is our bread and butter. 

We have three teams covering the majority of the United Kingdom (the North; Midlands, South West and Wales; and London and the Home Counties), and our teams are experts in a specific postcode region.

We have a deep understanding of the market, sector and verticals of Private Practice, and are market leaders in the three core practice areas. (Private Client, Family and Conveyancing.)

Below, you can find more details about each separate region, and the teams that will help you to fill your next vacancy, or to find that next exciting job role.

London and Home Counties Link
Midlands and South West Link
North West and Yorkshire Link

Emily Flewitt

Head of London and Home Counties
0203 846 3071

If you weren’t in recruitment, what would you be doing?

I would likely have pursued a career in the police – I find it super interesting & like the idea that no two days would be the same (and because I’m nosy)

What do you enjoy doing outside of work?

Spending quality time with my Family, having a spicy margarita(s) with friends, dog walks with my little Frenchie Pablo, and keeping fit in the gym/outdoors!

What’s the best piece of advice you’ve ever received?

'Listen more than you speak.'

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

Chris Hodgson

Senior Recruitment Consultant
0121 272 7371

With previous recruitment experience in Education and Customer Service Sectors, Chris joined Douglas Scott in early 2015. Chris works with several clients across the whole of the Midlands area and represents a range of candidates from qualified Solicitors to those with non-qualified backgrounds such as Legal Support staff. Adding another string to his bow, Chris has also studied a Professional Marketing Course. Outside of work Chris loves travelling and has participated in extreme activities such as skydives and bungee jumps in New Zealand. He has also been part of a fire show in Singapore. 

"Chris was professional, helpful, focused on ensuring you maximise job prospects and interview techniques, and maintained good lines of communication."

Personal Injury Fee-Earner | Wolverhampton

Dante Friend

Senior Recruitment Consultant
0117 284 2120

Dante is a vastly experienced consultant who first joined Douglas Scott in 2011. Having spent nearly a decade covering Midlands recruitment Dante now oversees Hampshire and Dorset and other areas of the south coast and southwest. Dante offers a highly professional service, tailored to suit the individual needs of all his clients and applicants and will always find the most suitable solution for your own personal circumstances. Dante recruits for all levels of firm city, large regional, Legal 500 or high street.

If you weren’t in recruitment, what would you be doing? Journalism, writing books, interviewing famous people, or project management for big events.

What’s one goal you’re working towards this year? Buy a porche!

What do you find most rewarding about working in recruitment? When I find someone a new job, and it exceeds their expectations and actually makes a difference to their lives.

Leah Ellson

Associate Recruitment Consultant
0203 846 3071

Leah joins as a Recruitment Consultant on our London desk, specialising in placing legal professionals within the South West region. She works with the leading firms across her region, from boutique to top tier Legal 500. Having obtained a Criminology degree from Chester University and further working in Sales and Recruitment roles for 6 years, Leah's skills lie in developing strong professional relationships and hitting targets.

In her spare time, Leah enjoys going out for food with her boyfriend, friends and family and staying fit by hitting the gym! 

Emily Blackmore

Associate Recruitment Consultant
0203 846 3071

Emily joined Douglas Scott in 2021 as part of the London team, focusing predominantly on Associate recruitment. Emily specialises in moving candidates within a range of law firms from boutiques, to the leading Top 100. She prides herself on her ability to cultivate and sustain strong professional relationships and operates with a pragmatic approach to service delivery.

In her spare time, Emily enjoys working on her health and fitness - Spinning classes are her favourite gym activity!

Sam Holt

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

What were you doing before you joined Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment?

- I was completing my masters degree in Exercise Physiology, and working full time in a call centre as a senior claims conversion handler.

What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

- I am most looking forward to helping people and connecting them with opportunities to progress within their career.

If you weren’t in recruitment what would you be doing?

- I would be pursuing being a full time Exercise Physiologist within elite sport.

Tell us something that people might not know about you?

- I have a huge fear of spiders.

Ben Morrey

Recruitment Consultant
0117 284 2120

1. What were you doing before you joined Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment?
Before joining Douglas Scott, I was working for a Property Developer in their After Sales Customer Care Department.
2. What are you most looking forward to in your new role?
I am looking forward to building a new career and developing both professionally and personally.
3. If you weren’t in recruitment what would you be doing?
If I was not working within recruitment, I would be looking to build a career within property.
4. Tell us something that people might not know about you?
I am a massive Manchester United fan and enjoy going to as many home games as possible!