Senior Solicitor/Associate, IPTC, (Central Belt) - 2 - 4 yrs PQE

Location: Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Experience: n/a

Closing Date: 30 June 2022

Senior Solicitor/Associate, IPTC, (Central Belt) - 2 - 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:

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a dynamic and growing IP/IT/Commercial team with a strong team ethos and support culture.

The successful candidate will be involved in working on all types of commercial contracts and information technology, information law, intellectual property and compliance matters, including, outsourcing, managed services, cloud / SaaS, e-commerce, data protection compliance, data sharing, processing and security, brand and trade mark protection, patent, copyright, domain names, and freedom of information.

The team is working with exciting and leading commercial clients nationally and internationally.  The organisations that the candidate will work with range across almost all industry sectors and in size from central and local government, education, financial services, energy, food and drink, charities, media, medtech, technology, start-up to international.  The type of work is broad-ranging, stimulating and often innovative. 

We are also members of strong international legal networks and work closely with firms across the world on joint projects.

The successful candidate will also be involved in the preparation and delivery of training to clients and in networking activities generally.  We encourage active participation in our industry sector teams. Commercial awareness is essential.


  • Applicants should have the relevant post qualifying experience.
  • In addition to being able to demonstrate relevant legal expertise, the successful candidate will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills, attention to detail, problem solving, time management and a client focused approach to all aspects of day to day tasks. 
  • Applicants must be able to juggle a busy and varied workload, have an enthusiastic approach to work and enjoy working in a team environment.
  • The successful candidates will be expected to work alongside other practice groups within the firm providing a collaborative approach to the provision of client service.
  • Applicants must also be able to demonstrate a proven ability to manage and run their day to day work with appropriate supervision.


Our approach to agile working allows employees a blend of working from home as well as in our office based in 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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