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Commercial Litigation Senior Associate

JMC Legal Recruitment
Scotland, Edinburgh
£60000.00 - £75000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
14 Dec 2023

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Practice area
Commercial litigation
Contract type
Full time
5 years, 6 years, 7 years+
Private practice

Job Details

This quality independent firm has an international reach and a revered reputation. Their growing Edinburgh team is seeking a Senior Associate (6+ PQE) to take on an engaging commercial litigation caseload.

Join a high-performing team, develop market-leading expertise and benefit from ongoing training, career progression and a supportive flexible working culture.

The Firm

Consistently recognised for its innovative and forward-looking approach this Top 200, leading Scottish firm is known for going above and beyond to invest in its people. This is a firm that will empower you to become the best version of yourself, develop new skills and make definitive steps forward in your career.

They have been recognised for developing industry-leading expertise across a range of practice areas, and have received numerous Legal 500 and Chambers and Partner rankings. Further, the quality of the work and legal talent at the firm has resulted in many of the lawyers gaining individual recognition within their chosen areas of expertise.

You will be given responsibility from day one and progression is actively encouraged from the top down. This, alongside the firm's ambitious growth plans, means you can expect a clear and fast-track progression pathway.

As a full-service and independent law firm, the business is one of only a handful in Scotland to cater to such a broad range of clients. From local families and high net-worth individuals all the way up to global conglomerates, you will gain exposure to the holistic spectrum of clientele and work.

Last but not least, this firm has an award-winning culture and has been voted one of the best firms to work for in the entire UK, proving it is an outstanding business.

If you are seeking to develop your expertise in your chosen practice area and take a rewarding step forward in your career, this is a real opportunity to do so.

The Role

Based out of the firms growing Edinburgh office, you will have the opportunity to support national clients with their most complex and engaging commercial disputes.

You will advise on pre-trail case analysis, develop case strategies, undertake ADR and if required represent your client in court. As a varied role, you will work across a range of litigation matters including company/commercial, property and construction, insolvency and much more.

Furthermore, the litigation will span the full spectrum of sectors, from energy, financial services, technology, transport and more, making for an engaging position.

You will be a core member of this experienced, friendly team and will have ample career progression opportunities in addition to receiving support to develop professionally.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has 6+ years of experience working in Commercial Litigation
  • Experience managing your own caseload in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session
  • Commercially focussed
  • Has strong attention to detail and organisation
  • First-rate interpersonal skills with the ability to communicate effectively
  • Can manage a varied caseload with a range of clients

What's on offer

  • An opportunity to join a highly regarded firm with an esteemed reputation
  • Excellent career development opportunities
  • Culturally ingrained flexible working
  • Strong salary commensurate to experience
  • Excellent benefits package

Apply now for immediate consideration or call Jules Grieve on 0131 460 7747 for a confidential chat.


JMC Legal Recruitment are a National legal recruitment agency with offices in London, Bristol and New York. Working with Top law firms, a refreshing approach.

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