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    Your global solution to in-house legal recruitment.

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How We Work: Total Recruitment Solutions

McKenzie Douglas' approach is a comprehensive and "full service" one, which consistently delivers successful outcomes for both client and candidate. 

Although there will be commonalities, we undertake to each commission with a fresh pair of eyes and tailor our skills and personnel to meet your requirements. Following is a brief overview of how we typically operate:


By discussing and understanding your organisation, the role and initial brief, we will work with you to agree a search strategy, a person specification and time-scale to work towards. From here, our research team will begin identifying potential candidates. We will approach relevant individuals, assessing them for suitability and conducting preliminary interviews.

During these initial interviews we always ensure we promote an accurate and positive image of your organisation. Assessing candidates’ strengths in line with the vacant position, we are also able to gauge their enthusiasm for the role and your organisation.

Advertised Selection

McKenzie Douglas regularly advertise in the key legal trade journals, national and international press, as well as a range of legal websites and job boards. We appreciate that everyone accesses information differently, that's why we also make use of relevant social media platforms where appropriate.

Utilising a mix of media - alongside our own extensive network of contacts – ensures we can guarantee a high level of interest leading to the best possible results.

When managing retained assignments our full-service approach means we handle the entire process. We work closely with a retained creative agency to produce eye-catching, professional adverts, even at short notice should circumstances dictate. We also work with media buyers or direct with publications, ensuring the best positioning in the most relevant media.

Selection Screening

Our in-house legal recruitment experience means we can quickly shortlist potential candidates, honing down to those we consider to be the “best fit”, the strong talent who deserve to be taken forward in the selection process. Before any candidates are considered by your organisation for first stage interviews, we undertake thorough screening and appraisal thus ensuring only the highest quality candidates reach you.

McKenzie Douglas also manage the entire offer process, from resignation to agreed start date, ensuring any potential problems are dealt with in advance and with minimal impact to the candidate or their ability to be swiftly integrated into your organisation.

Database Search

For more than a decade, McKenzie Douglas have been developing an extensive global database covering thousands of candidates from newly qualified to heads of department, across all industry sectors, with diverse specialist skills.

The McKenzie Douglas approach and combined expertise has earned us a strong reputation within the field of in-house legal recruitment and enabled us to build solid relationships with candidates and clients alike.

And that's why they come back to McKenzie Douglas, time and time again.

If you'd like to find out more about the McKenzie Douglas approach to in-house legal recruitment, how we can help find the right people for your team or how we can advise on establishing your own in-house legal department, call us on 01539 446666