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Associate- Litigation - Edinburgh

Commercial Litigation - Private Practice
Ref: 436 Date Posted: Monday 26 Jul 2021
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Unique international specialist Litigation law firm is seeking to hire two Associates to join their new litigation practice based in Edinburgh.

The ideal candidate will have excellent management and preferably cross-border litigation experience with a keen interest in one or more of the following fields:

  • Environmental protection and Human rights; and
  • Data protection;
  • Consumer product liability;
  • Medical product liability;
  • Competition law.

Senior Lawyers provide their insights, knowledge of procedure, an ability to develop a case strategy, as well as their existing knowledge applicable procedural rules of law. The firm are keen on candidates who are looking to becoming a key asset on the firm’s expansion plans- This exceptional opportunity suits ambitious lawyers who enjoy working as part of a collaborative and dynamic team and share our passion for achieving justice.

Responsibilities:

  • Manage large, complex and contentious cases, including multi-jurisdictional disputes in a fast-paced environment;
  • Work closely with partners and lawyers in your team to deliver high standard work;
  • Advise on case strategy aligned with the clients’ interests;
  • Assist the firm in achieving its professional objectives;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with external counsel, expert witnesses, financial partners and other external parties;
  • Supervise junior associates and trainees and provide them with adequate mentoring and training.

Candidate Requirements:

  • Associate level lawyers with strong technical skills with proven experience in complex litigation, preferably with experience in environmental protection, competition, data protection or consumer/medical product liability;
  • Strong analytical skills with the ability to understand the clients’ needs and an ability to adopt the best-case strategy;
  • Excellent knowledge of the Scottish court procedure rules and managing proceedings in the Scottish courts;
  • Great attention to detail and accuracy to produce work which is consistently of a high standard;
  • Be highly organised and able to work well independently as well as collaboratively;
  • Experience of supervising and mentoring junior associates/paralegals;
  • Strong interpersonal skills demonstrated by previous collaborative work with external and internal parties;
  • Demonstrate flexible approach to work to ensure client deadlines are met and clients are communicated with efficiently.

On Offer:

On offer is a highly competitive salary and benefits package and the chance to join an ambitious and growing specialist litigation law firm.

For a confidential discussion about this position or to apply, please contact:


David Thomson, Director

Edinburgh: 0131 450 7164

Email: david@thomsonlrc.com