Dispute Resolution Lawyer, Edinburgh

Due to a period of growth, we are recruiting for a lawyer to join our team. The team deal with a range of commercial and other civil disputes for clients in the private public and third sectors, including high value and complex litigated cases in the Court of Session and Sheriff Court.

This role will focus mainly on Public Sector litigation, supporting Jennifer Jack, Partner, who has recognised expertise in Public and Administrative law. Your work will principally involve advising and representing clients on public and administrative law issues, including advising clients on legislation, statutory interpretation and the powers and duties of public bodies and representing clients in court challenges such as Judicial Review and Appeals and in public inquiries.

We are seeking a candidate with at least 2-3 years’ experience of working in a dispute resolution role, including Court of Session experience. Experience of litigation involving the Public Sector/ Public & Administrative Law would be an advantage but is not essential.

You will be a self-starter, capable of dealing with a wide variety of client enquiries, with excellent inter-personal and technical skills, attention to detail and experience conducting their own advocacy. You should also be able to work confidently in a fast-moving environment and able to handle a challenging caseload often with tight-timescales set by courts.

Let your ambitions and ours go hand in hand

At Harper Macleod you’ll be part of a collective effort that is always striving to do more: working closely with colleagues, celebrating the successes and inspiring one another to always improve. You want to deliver extraordinary results for clients? We want to deliver extraordinary opportunities for you, and encourage you to make a difference.

Harper Macleod’s culture is the sum of the actions of the people who make up our business – it’s built around pushing for innovative solutions and doing the right things for clients, colleagues and our communities. We will never compromise on this. There’s much more to being a lawyer than knowing the law.

We embrace flexibility – including when and where our people work. We are a business that has been named Law Firm of the Year eight times and ranked in The Times Scotland Best Law Firms 2020. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, an active colleague engagement & CSR programme and the opportunity to learn and develop your career.

We believe the best is yet to come for Harper Macleod. If this sounds like the type of firm you’d like to be part of, maybe the best is yet to come for you?

Harper Macleod LLP is committed to promoting equal opportunities and developing a diverse workforce.

To apply please send a CV and current salary details to Rona Cargill, HR Director