Solicitor/Associate - Professional Indemnity & Construction

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
Closing date
22 Sep 2020

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Solicitor/Associate - Professional Indemnity & Construction


A leading defendant firm are looking to recruit a solicitor into their Edinburgh office to cover maternity leave a period of 12 months. The successful candidate will be working directly alongside a Legal Director and will play an active role in the continued growth and success of the team, in collaboration with our wider practice.

The successful candidate will have an exciting opportunity to form part their prestigious and highly ambitious Professional & Commercial Risk team.

The team deals with a variety of claims against a range of professionals including solicitors, surveyors, accountants and financial advisers and brokers. They also deal with claims against construction and engineering professionals, with high value, complex, litigation in both the Court of Session and Sheriff Courts.

The successful candidate will have a firm focus in this area of the team's work and so previous experience of this dealing with construction disputes would be highly desirable. In addition, the team is also regularly asked to provide advice on coverage issues.

The successful candidate will have previous experience of advising insurers and will understand requirements of providing accurate MI and reserving advice. There is also the opportunity to be involved in commercial litigation work and clinical negligence work.

The Ideal Candidate:

- Qualified Solicitor/Associate with experience of defending professional indemnity claims, in particular, experience of advising on construction and engineering claims would be highly desirable.
- Able to take over an existing caseload, get up to speed quickly, and to assist the wider team as and when needed.
- Able to demonstrate drafting and advocacy skills in the Sheriff Court.
- Very good relationship and client handling skills, commensurate with experience.
- Able to deal confidently and professionally with clients on day to day issues. Able to demonstrate a good level of self-sufficiency, combined with an awareness of the boundaries of own competence/authority.

Apply now for immediate consideration!

Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment are multi-award winning legal recruitment experts.

Our business – put simply – is to remove the pain points candidates may otherwise experience on their journeys.
Sure, we act for legal professionals of all levels making lateral moves, taking steps up the ladder or looking for contract legal opportunities.
And yes we can boast a network of connections that spans nationwide private practice, the UK’s in house legal departments and now the Middle East, Asia and the Far East.
But we are the only REC and APSCO affiliated legal recruitment specialist with an ISO9001 accredited quality management system and the Investors In People Gold Standard award.
And by externally validating our day to day activities in the wider business community we have been able to place customer experience at the heart of our business proposition.
Which means people like dealing with our team – a very experienced, settled and happy bunch they epitomise the Douglas Scott brand personality and will demonstrate a genuine interest in you and your career.      




Contact Us
  • Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment
  • No1 Spinningfields
  • Manchester
  • M3 3EB
  • GB
  • 0161 233 6360
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