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Contentious Construction Lawyer, Edinburgh

MacRoberts LLP is one of Scotland’s leading independent commercial law firms, with solicitors in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee.

The Role:

We currently have a vacancy for a Solicitor, NQ to 4 years PQE, who is interested in joining our busy contentious construction team, which operates as a single unit across our Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee offices.

Experience Required:

We are interested in applicants from newly qualified to 4 years post qualifying experience who are able to demonstrate a strong interest or a proven ability in managing and resolving disputes/problems on behalf of clients in the construction sector.   Construction knowledge and experience are preferred but not vital.  The role might be equally attractive to a commercial dispute resolution lawyer who wishes to focus on construction sector.  Commercial awareness is essential, together with an enthusiastic approach to business development.

In addition, the successful candidate will be required to demonstrate excellent interpersonal and communication skills with an ability to work as part of a team in addition to an ability to manage a busy and varied workload.

Key Skills/ Responsibilities:

The main elements of the role include:-

  • Acting on behalf of employers, contractors, professional consultants and insurance clients on a broad range of construction disputes, dealing with a variety of contracts (bespoke and standard forms);
  • Advising clients on all aspects of construction dispute resolution including pursuing and defending claims in the Sheriff Courts and Court of Session, adjudications, arbitrations and mediations as well as a focus on providing advice to clients on construction issues as they arise on live projects.
  • Working as part of the team acting on behalf of a client in a high profile, complex, multi-facetted and high value dispute with a building contractor.


The role can be based in Edinburgh or Glasgow with remote working as appropriate in the current circumstances.  The successful candidate will from time to time be required to work in other offices.

To Apply:

For a confidential discussion about this position or to apply, please contact:

David Thomson, Director
Edinburgh: 0131 450 7164 Glasgow: 0141 244 0260


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