What kind of work will I be doing?

Our client base in Scotland is broad, covering a number of our key sectors  including real estate, energy, and retail.  This new Real Estate Lawyer opportunity is focussed on supporting commercial property transactions and work across the Energy and Renewables sectors.  We’ve a number of national clients who have indicated that they could instruct us on further Scottish work with a stronger Edinburgh presence in real estate. It is in specific response to that client feedback that we are investing further in Scotland.

You’ll be working closely with the wider Real Estate team with transactions that are often high value and offer excellent opportunities to be involved with some of the best quality work in the regions.  There will be plenty of opportunities for client contact and you’ll be expected to build and maintain strong relationships with these contacts.  Business development is also an important aspect for all of our lawyers, and you will be expected to contribute to the growth of the team by assisting with the organisation of and attending client events, writing articles for our website or other publications and other marketing activities.

This is a challenging (but hopefully rewarding!) role where you’ll be expected to market internally to colleagues, and to develop a profile in the marketplace to help us convert opportunities with existing clients, as well as new ones.  You’ll be ably supported by our network of regional offices and our dedicated Sector support and Business Development teams.

What experience is needed?

We’re keen to talk to candidates at all levels so whether you have a few years post-qualificaiton experience, or are at the very beginning of your career, get in touch.  Your experience is likely to have been gained with a broad commercial property practice, or a more niche energy focused role.  Whatever your experience level, or background, you’ll need excellent drafting skills, a sense of commercial pragmatism, a bright mind and a strong team ethos to help further develop the team’s client base.  You’ll also need to be motivated to participate in business development that helps to raise the team’s profile and network.