Senior Associate and Associate



Department: Professional and Financial Disputes

Job Title: Senior Associate and Associate

Location: Edinburgh

The Team

Our professional liability team supports and defends a wide range of insurers and professionals across all disciplines, in relation to all aspects of professional liability claims from policy response, to litigation and disciplinary matters. We provide dispute resolution support through mediation, arbitration and litigation which also extends to commercial disputes. We also specialise in representing professionals before their regulators.

A consistent and ever-growing client base has led to a fantastic opportunity for a bright and ambitious litigator to join this recognised market-leading team within Clyde & Co’s worldwide and highly regarded specialist professional negligence practice group.

The Role

We are seeking a Senior Associate and an Associate to work on a varied workload covering professional negligence and commercial dispute resolution work based in our Edinburgh office. This is an exciting opportunity to work within a highly respected Band 1 team and to gain exposure to some of the most challenging and interesting claims in this practice area.

All levels of PQE will be considered.

The successful candidate will have the opportunity to work on claims for a broad variety of professionals (including solicitors and construction professionals) in the Sheriff Court and Court of Session and will also gain exposure to ADR. There will also be an opportunity to become involved in business development.

The role will involve: (1-5 years’ PQE Associate)

  • Running a case load of files in a manner compliant with our service level agreements with insurers
  • Assisting in the defence of high value and complex claims
  • Communicating with clients effectively and complying with deadlines and clients’ reporting requirements
  • Capturing and recording management information
  • Sheriff court advocacy
  • Instructing experts
  • Instructing counsel
  • Playing a role in business development activities

The role will involve the above but with this additional skill set: (6 years PQE + Senior Associate)

  • Running a case load of files in a manner compliant with our service level agreements with insurers
  • Assisting in the defence of high value and complex claims
  • Communicating with clients effectively and complying with deadlines and clients’ reporting requirements
  • Instructing experts and counsel
  • Overseeing junior members of the team
  • Taking the lead in business development initiatives

The successful candidates will display an excellent legal ability, initiative, confidence in managing and prioritising a full and varied caseload and be a strong communicator with attention to detail.

We offer a competitive salary and a contributory pension scheme, together with agile working.

Please note that our PQE levels are a guide and all suitable candidates will be considered

If you are interested in this role, please send your CV and covering letter to Kerry.higgins@clydeco.com