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In-House Lawyer- Business Assurance - Edinburgh

Commercial Contracts - Private Practice
Ref: 545 Date Posted: Tuesday 28 May 2024


Unique opportunity for a junior solicitor to join the in-house legal team of a leading Scottish law firm. This role will be based in Edinburgh.

Role Profile:

  • You will work on a wide range of in-house matters including commercial contracts, regulatory issues, legal practice and risk management.
  • The in-house function also supports the Abu Dhabi office.
  • You will work closely with In-house Counsel, the Head of Business Assurance and other colleagues in the Business Assurance team.
  • The work is varied and you will have the opportunity to work with different colleagues across the firm including lawyers and business services colleagues, as well as liaising with third parties such as regulators, external clients and suppliers. 


  • Regulatory matters (ensuring compliance with Law Society of Scotland and SRA requirements).
  • Keeping abreast of changes to law and regulation and supporting the business to make the necessary changes to comply.
  • Legal practice- supporting business improvement initiatives.
  • Risk management; supporting risk management committee.                
  • Drafting and amending policies and procedure.s
  • Working with the Internal Business Assurance team (quality assurance, internal audit).
  • Legal research.
  • Client engagement and experience generally.
  • Reviewing and negotiating client contracts; supporting Bids team.
  • Reviewing and negotiating supplier contracts (supporting the Procurement Manager).
  • Claims and complaints.
  • Data protection.
  • Training – inputting into firm-wide programme; developing and delivering regulatory awareness and training programmes.
  • Supporting the Abu Dhabi office in the above (as applicable).

Candidate Requirements:

  • You will have 1 – 3 years' experience in legal regulation and general commercial contracts work.
  • Experience in risk management and data protection is desirable.
  • Additional training will be provided as required.Interest and enthusiasm for in-house work within a law firm and want to have a wider understanding of the practices, commercial drivers, and business needs.
  • Quick learner and with an enquiring mind; takes personal responsibility to learn on the job and keep knowledge up to date.
  • Understands internal clients' needs and can tailor advice appropriately. 
  • Ability to communicate clearly and confidently, adapting style appropriately to audience. 
  • Excellent attention to detail. 
  • Be adaptable in order to work with different people in the team.  
  • Ability to develop strong and trusted working relationships at all levels.
  • Strong drafting and written communication skills.


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