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Rural/Agricultural Associate Solicitor

JMC Legal Recruitment
Scotland, Edinburgh
£54000.00 - £60000.00 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
1 Jun 2024

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Vacancy Type
Experience Level
Mid Level
Full Time
Practice Areas
Agriculture, Real Estate, Commercial property
4-6 Years, 7+ Years

Job Details

Based in Edinburgh, this exciting Associate Solicitor (4+ PQE) role comes with excellent benefits, flexibility and a clear progression pathway.

For rural solicitors, or commercial property lawyers with a desire to specialise, this is an opportunity to join a highly regarded team with ambitious growth plans.

Take on the highest quality work in the market and benefit from this firm's friendly and forward-thinking culture.

The Firm

A historic full-service Scottish firm, this business is as adept at providing expert legal advice to individuals as it is to large multinational companies. It has been on a strong growth trajectory, expanding its reach across Scotland whilst maintaining a relaxed and supportive working environment.

Staff who work at this firm stay for long durations due to the exemplary working culture and career progression opportunities. The firm has developed expertise in a range of practice areas, receiving recognition in the form of multiple Legal 500 Tier rankings and Chambers & Partners department rankings.

Attracting some of the top legal talents in Scotland, many of the staff at this firm have received individual recognition for their expertise from the Legal 500 and Chambers & Partners. This is a testament to the training and continuous development the firm provides its staff members.

The leadership team of this firm have fostered an innovative and forward-thinking mindset and has ambitious plans to grow the firm over the coming years. This presents an excellent opportunity for incumbent lawyers to grow alongside the firm.

The Role

This friendly team is known in the market for providing first-rate legal expertise, and as such is recommended by the Legal 500 for their Rural property work.

You will have the opportunity to manage a varied and fulfilling caseload, working across rural property matters such as purchases, leases, sales and estate management. This role will act as a springboard for your career in Rural work, as you will be able to build an extensive network and will be encouraged to conduct business development.

Experience within the agricultural space is advantageous, although an enthusiasm/determination to involve yourself within the rural sector is sufficient to be considered.

It is an excellent time to join this firm's rural practice, as they implement an ambitious and innovative growth strategy. As such, professional development and career progression are actively encouraged and supported.

If you seek to develop a depth of expertise in rural work with a leading firm and work in a fulfilling and engaging environment, this is a fantastic opportunity.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Has 4+ years PQE of relevant PQE - commercial property solicitors with a desire to specialise in rural will be considered
  • Can manage a varied, high-value caseload
  • Is an excellent verbal/written communicator with strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively with clients and team members alike
  • Has a proactive, innovative and value-adding mindset

What's on offer

  • Join as a central member of a highly-regarded team in a growing firm
  • Benefit from a positive working environment and culture
  • Varied work and first-rate clients
  • Quick career progression
  • Highly flexible working
  • Competitive salary
  • Favourable benefits package

Apply now for immediate consideration or contact Jules Grieve on 0131 460 7747 or at for a confidential chat.


JMC Legal Recruitment was founded by highly experienced Legal Recruitment Consultant, Jason Connolly. His motivation to establish JMC was to create a refreshingly friendly agency with a truly consultative approach and who are always a pleasure to deal with.

We're a dynamic business with our sights set high and a growing client base spanning the country. We believe that in any business the most valuable assets are the people – and it’s true of JMC, too. Whether dealing with candidates or firms, our consultants’ passion for legal recruitment and excellent market knowledge always shines through.  Our state of the art software means our consultants are more accessible to you and we keep ahead of the curve in the changing legal landscape to ensure you are always given up to date advice.

What can you expect from us? We will always manage your expectations and come back to you with updates as soon as they become available. We pride ourselves on the highest level of integrity, as we understand that when looking for a new role or member of staff it is often highly confidential. You will find that we always take the time to really listen and understand before we advise. We will get to know you, taking into account not just technical ability, but personality and cultural fit. We’re also easy to get hold of; we appreciate that when looking for a new role it can be difficult to talk during the working day, so we will make ourselves available and find a time that works for you. Give us a call and talk to one of our friendly team today. We’re waiting to help you.

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