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Senior Associate - Commercial Contracts - Edinburgh

JMC Legal Recruitment
£70000 - £75000 per annum + Excellent benefits
Closing date
26 Jun 2024

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Tired of the demands of working in a billable environment and seeking an in-house opportunity? This unique role offers the best of both worlds, allowing you to enjoy the flexibility of in-house work while being part of one of the most prestigious international firms in the country.

In this engaging commercial contract's role, you will take on critical long-term secondments with key clients, collaborating directly with their teams to support their objectives. Gain exposure to various exciting sectors and high-profile clients while working for a Top 10 International Firm.

The Firm

For those looking to join a firm operating at the highest global level, this is an exceptional opportunity. Recognized with numerous Legal 500 Tier 1 rankings, this firm is known for developing some of the most respected legal talents worldwide. As a modern firm that emphasizes innovation, staff can expect to engage with premier international clients on some of the most significant and high-quality work available. This combination of remarkable legal talent and distinguished clientele has earned the firm numerous high-profile awards.

Unlike many firms of its size and reach, this firm offers an excellent work-life balance and maintains a reputation for a friendly and supportive working environment. Employees receive excellent remuneration, benefits, and top-notch ongoing professional development to ensure they can take ownership of and advance in their careers.

The Role

This role is suitable for any solicitor with strong commercial contracts experience, regardless of practice area. Joining this prestigious firm, you will initially receive specific training on effectively working with in-house legal teams to maximize value. You will then undertake strategic secondments with some of the firm's most high-profile clients, gaining exposure to sectors such as energy, media, telecoms, infrastructure, and projects.

Primarily, you will support clients on commercial contracts, working across various sectors for extended periods, allowing you to deeply understand the businesses you support and enjoy a diverse range of work. Unlike a traditional private practice role, you will not be required to bill hours; the focus is on ensuring positive client feedback. This client-facing role is ideal for someone with strong commercial contracts experience who seeks an in-house position without sacrificing their range of work. Highly flexible and with an excellent work-life balance, this role is a fantastic opportunity to transition out of private practice while retaining the benefits of working for a premier global firm.

The Ideal Candidate

  • 5+ years of PQE with strong commercial contracts experience
  • Commercial, value-adding focus
  • Excellent client-facing skills
  • Strong attention to detail and organization
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills with effective communication abilities

What's on Offer

  • An opportunity to join one of the leading international firms
  • Benefit from in-house flexibility and work-life balance
  • First-rate training and excellent career development opportunities
  • Strong salary commensurate with experience
  • Excellent benefits package

Apply Now for immediate consideration or contact Sid Wright on 0161 240 3763/


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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