Thomson Legal has a wealth of experience in finding law jobs in Scotland, helping Scottish and international lawyers to progress their legal careers. We are experts in legal recruitment Scotland wide, but also abroad. Our recruitment experts hold strong relationships with a wealth of Scottish firms, helping our candidates to progress their careers in a strong, established environment. With years of experience in finding Scottish legal jobs, we help our candidates to take the next step in their legal career providing advice and guidance to ensure that we find the best role for each candidate’s individual needs.
Our vacancy search tool enables candidates to search for legal vacancies Scotland wide, while our team are on hand to provide advice and guidance at every stage. From CV and interview advice to guidance on which roles to apply for, Thomson Legal is here to help you progress in your career.
Confidence has changed the private practice market with a significant number of strategic mergers and alliances being formed which is set to continue into 2020. English and International law firms merging with Scottish firms have in many cases led to an increase in the firm’s client offering and an urgent need to increase headcount with additional fee earners. Additional mergers between Scottish firms and a focus on more even distribution across offices or the development of new offices has led to the field being more competitive and with more alternative options than ever before. This has opened up legal vacancies Scotland wide, providing opportunities for lawyers to progress their careers in Scotland.
Edinburgh continues to reap the benefits of being one of the largest financial centres in Europe, providing many legal recruitment opportunities in Scotland. We predict further growth which will result in ongoing recruitment both in practice and in-house in general banking, financial services, retail finance, investment funds, asset management, IP, commercial property and corporate. The Glasgow market maintains the need for lawyers with construction (contentious and non-contentious), projects, energy, property, infrastructure and commercial contracts both for private practice groups as well as in-house. There has also been an increasing number of renewables companies setting up a base in the West creating new career opportunities in Scotland.
The Aberdeen market clearly has been affected significantly following the fall in oil prices. While many law firms and in-house legal teams remain operational in the North East, opportunities to move laterally remain scarce and we have witnessed many Aberdeen lawyers opting to relocate to the central belt or indeed, further afield.
We regularly meet with candidates and clients across Scotland and can meet you locally in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Dundee, Glasgow and Inverness- we will come to you wherever you may be based. For a confidential discussion about your options or about current legal jobs and the market at the moment, please get in touch via the Contact Us page.