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2024 NQ Lawyer- Real Estate Litigation - Edinburgh

Commercial Litigation - Private Practice
Ref: 538 Date Posted: Tuesday 28 May 2024


Opportunity for a 2024 NQ Lawyer to join the high-ranking Real Estate Litigation team at one of Scotland's largest commercial law firms- this role can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Role Profile:

  • This market-leading team has been involved in a number of landmark cases in the Supreme Court and the Court of Session, particularly in the Commercial Court. You will work with institutional investors/funds, estate owners, retailers, commercial tenants and landlords and will be involved in a high level of complex litigation.  
  • Additionally,  you will be responsible for cases in the Sheriff Court and Tribunal system and  will be encouraged and supported to use ADR (including arbitration, negotiation and mediation) to resolve disputes.
  • This is key role in the growth of the business by building and maintaining effective client relationships and maintaining an active focus on business development.

You will be responsible for:

  • Providing advice and opinion work to clients in relation to real estate dispute resolution, always adopting a commercial approach.
  • Working with a range of clients including corporate, property, professional and high net worth individuals.
  • Dealing with complex and challenging issues with tight deadlines.
  • Representing clients in the Sheriff Court/Land Court/Lands Tribunal.
  • Actively seeking solutions through alternative forms of dispute resolution.
  • Working effectively with other team members and (where appropriate) supervising the work of those less qualified. 
  • Keeping appraised of changes in law and developments in practice area.
  • Working to understand the team’s key clients, the industry they operate in and the challenges they face.
  • Taking responsibility for managing their own workload.
  • Providing client advice in short timescales that is well presented and tailored to their needs.
  • Communicating in a confident, clear and relaxed way.
  • Maintaining regular contact with clients/colleagues and demonstrating an understanding of the priorities for the client.
  • Participating in business development activities of the unit, practice area and firm and is a self-starter.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Prior experience in real estate litigation would be an advantage but not essential- candidates with general litigation backgrounds looking to specialise are invited to apply. 
  • Understanding of clients’ needs and tailors advice appropriately. 
  • Demonstrates strong written and oral communication skills.
  • Demonstrates strong research skills. 
  • Ability to manage own case load. 
  • Knowledge of court and tribunal procedure particularly knowledge of jurisdiction, interim orders, judicial expenses and diligence.

On Offer:

  • On offer is a highly competitive salary and benefits package (more details available on request).

To Apply:

For a confidential discussion about this position, to request the full job description or to apply, please contact:

David Thomson- Director

Edinburgh: 0131 450 7164

Glasgow: 0141 244 0260

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com