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Partner- Litigation - Edinburgh

Commercial Litigation - Private Practice
Ref: 435 Date Posted: Monday 26 Jul 2021
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Unique international specialist Litigation law firm is seeking to hire a Partner to head up a 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.


  • 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:

  • Partner level and Senior 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