Solicitor, Commercial Dispute Resolution, 5yrs+ PQE

Location: Glasgow

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Experience: n/a

Closing Date: 10 July 2022

Solicitor, Commercial Dispute Resolution, 5yrs+ 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

We currently have an opportunity for someone with 5years+ PQE to join the Commercial Dispute Resolution team which operates as a single unit across  our offices in Glasgow and Edinburgh. The successful candidate will be involved in a wide range of activities including property and contractual disputes, insolvency litigation and debt recovery in the Sheriff Courts, Court of Session and Lands Tribunal.   The successful candidate will require to advise a broad range of clients from SMEs to large public sector organisations and will represent those clients in all forms of dispute forums (litigation, mediation etc).

Key skills/responsibilities                      

  • You will be involved in a wide range of commercial disputes, specifically within insolvency and property litigation.
  • You  will have experience acting for insolvency practitioners, directors, lenders and other stakeholders in formal insolvencies. You will also be familiar with handling property litigation for both landlords and tenants, as well as residential, commercial and industrial matters.
  • With the support of senior fee earners, the successful candidate will require to deal with all aspects of commercial litigation including providing legal advice, managing court actions, taking statements from witnesses, instructing counsel, attending court hearings and keeping clients updated on the progress of their case.  Candidates must be organised, motivated and able to work to court timetables and deadlines.
  • In addition to the above, the successful candidate will require excellent interpersonal and communication skills.  Applicants must be able to juggle a busy and varied workload, have an enthusiastic approach to work and enjoy working in a team environment.

Experience Required

Applicants should have a minimum of five years’ post qualifying experience and must be able to demonstrate a proven ability to deal with a broad range of litigation matters.


The position is based in our Glasgow office but the successful candidate will work a hybrid of home and office working.


Hours of Work

Full-time, Monday – Friday, 09:00 – 17:00




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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