Senior Solicitor/Associate, Government Contracts and Commercial (3 - 5 yrs PQE)

Location: Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Experience: n/a

Closing Date: 30 June 2022

Senior Solicitor/Associate, Government Contracts and Commercial (3 - 5 yrs PQE)

MacRoberts continues to develop and grow as a dynamic, modern Scottish law firm, serving businesses and private individuals, with strong leadership and operational excellence. We are a firm which is collegiate and are set apart from our competitors by our quality of service, industry knowledge, legal expertise and the ability to deliver innovative solutions for our clients.

We are committed to providing the highest-quality service to our clients. We achieve this through recruiting and developing high-calibre, talented individuals throughout the firm. We recognise that our staff are vital to continuing the success and growth of our business.

MacRoberts is a law firm where you can really make your mark. Let us be part of your success.

The Role:

Would you like to advise on nationally-significant contracts and a wide variety of innovative Government tendering? This role represents an excellent opportunity to join our successful and award winning Government procurement and contracting team. You would be working in our Edinburgh office and as part of our wider Projects and Construction Group, working with national and local government, major construction firms and the utilities and private sectors.

Key Responsibilities:

Joining our strong and growing team of legal specialists with a wealth of experience in advising our renowned client base, the successful candidate will support a range of Public Sector client teams, including in national Government and Executive Agencies, on a range of very high profile public procurements and public sector interventions.  If you would like to advise on leading edge Government contracting, investments and the UK subsidy control regime, and engage with clients at a very senior level, this is for you.

The role also includes advising clients tendering to and contracting with Government in a variety of areas, and you would be working alongside our top-ranked Projects team which advises on operational and new NPD/PPP/PFI projects and other infrastructure work.

Experience Required:

Applicants should have experience or an interest in advising public sector and commercial clients in relation to public sector, procurement and commercial contracts. Experience in State aid/subsidy control, competition law and/or public sector governance also would be relevant.

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

Commercial awareness is essential, together with an interest in public law and policy and an enthusiastic approach to business development.

Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, attention to detail, problem solving, time management and a client focused approach to all aspects of day to day tasks.


Our approach to agile working allows employees a blend of working from home as well as in our office in Edinburgh with travel to our Glasgow office when required.


Our Benefits: 

  • An inclusive working environment. We know our employees want a suitable work-life balance according to their different personal circumstances so we support them to achieve this wherever we can - whether it is working from home, working different hours or in an alternative way.
  • A range of benefits.  This includes areas such as pensions & life assurance, health and wellbeing, generous annual leave, holiday purchase plan and enhanced sick pay and family friendly pay.
  • Discretionary pay awards based on performance. We reward success appropriately and assess individual performance against our core values and annual and long-term financial and non-financial objectives.


Any job offers made are subject to successful pre-employment checks, including those from Disclosure Scotland.


MacRoberts LLP is an equal opportunities employer.  This means that we aim to ensure that no applicants nor employees are treated less favourably on the grounds of religion or belief, sex, marital status, sexual orientation, age, disability, race, colour, nationality, or ethnic origin, or are disadvantaged by conditions or requirements which cannot be shown to be justifiable.


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