Solicitor - Renewables (NQ - 4 yrs PQE)

Location: Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Experience: n/a

Closing Date: 30 June 2022

Solicitor - Renewables (NQ - 4 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

The successful candidate will join the busy energy team and can expect to be involved in working on renewable energy projects, dealing with option agreements, leases, servitudes and other contracts, acting for developers, electricity companies, utility companies and landowners.


Key Responsibilities:

The successful candidate can expect to be involved in working on:-

  • Dealing with renewable energy option agreements,  servitudes and leases, mostly acting for landowners and developers 
  • Advising clients on the acquisitions and sales of estate and farms;
  • Advising clients on acquisition and sales of forests, sporting and fishing rights, minerals and option agreements;

The type of work is broad ranging, stimulating and often innovative. The successful candidate will also be involved in the preparation and delivery of research and training from time to time and in networking activities generally.  Real Estate awareness is essential.


Experience Required:

Candidates who have experience in renewables would be advantageous. Candidates with less experience but with enthusiasm to develop their careers in this interesting area of law will also be considered. 

In addition to being able to demonstrate the relevant experience, the successful candidate will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, both written and verbal; ability to handle a busy and varied workload; have an enthusiastic approach to work and enjoy working in a team environment.



Our approach to agile working allows employees a blend of working from home as well as in any one our offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. 


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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