Solicitor Private Client, 1 Yrs+ PQE

Location: Edinburgh

Contract Type: Permanent

Hours: Full Time

Experience: n/a

Closing Date: 31 October 2022

Solicitor Private Client, 1 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:

We currently have an opportunity for an experienced Solicitor to join our busy Private Client department.  The Private Client team has an enviable reputation and wishes to recruit a talented, enthusiastic and motivated Solicitor who will assist the team and manage their own caseload with supervision.

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

  • Drafting Wills and Powers of Attorney;
  • Executory administration;
  • Trust creation and administration;
  • Tax planning;
  • General Private Client business.

Key Responsibilities:

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.  Commercial awareness is essential.

Experience Required:

Applicants should have the relevant post qualifying experience (1years+ PQE), preferably gained within a similarly reputable Private Client department. 

Essential Skills and Qualifications:

In addition to being able to demonstrate relevant legal expertise, 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.


Our hybrid working approach allows the opportunity to work flexibly 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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