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Corporate Lawyer, 3+ years PQE


Job summary

Ranked among the country’s leading dealmakers, Harper Macleod’s Corporate team continues to grow and we’re looking for a lawyer who has the drive and ability to join a group advising some of Scotland’s leading businesses.

Your role

You will work with Partner Paula Skinner and her team, advising diverse and exciting clients including entrepreneurs at all stages of their business life cycle, from start up to eventual exit. Joining a close-knit and fast paced team, your role will involve advising on investments, acquisitions and disposals along with shareholder arrangements and share incentivisation schemes.

You will be a self-starter, able to work well within a team environment and be capable of dealing directly with a high volume of varied client enquiries with excellent technical skills and attention to detail. Applicants must have corporate transactional experience and at least 3 years PQE. You will be able to take a transaction from beginning to end and have good drafting skills. You must have the ability to competently manage the day to day aspects of transactions and support the team.

This role would be ideally suited for someone who wants to progress in their career and is comfortable with a significant amount of client contact.  This role will provide a platform for someone to take a step-up in their next role.

The entrepreneurial team forms part of the wider corporate department, a team of 30 people and continues to grow.  We’re currently ranked in the Top 4 in Business Insider Deal & Dealmaker’s magazine and year on year, we are increasing our deal numbers.  There is huge opportunity in our business to grow a fantastic career. We give our people a level of responsibility they are ready for – rather than a PQE way of working – so if you’re an ambitious self-starter, this is the role for you.

Let your ambitions and ours go hand in hand

At Harper Macleod you’ll be part of a collective effort that is never satisfied: celebrating the successes and inspiring one another to always improve. You want to deliver extraordinary results for your clients. We want to deliver extraordinary opportunities for you, and encourage you to make a difference.

Harper Macleod’s culture is the sum of the actions of the people who make up our business – it’s built around taking calculated risks and pushing for innovative solutions. You know the law, but you also know that there’s much more to being a lawyer than that.

You know that doing things the right way is always the best way – the right things for clients, colleagues and our communities. We will never compromise on this.

We also embrace flexibility – including when and where our people work.

We are a business that has been named Law Firm of the Year eight times and ranked in The Times Scotland Best Law Firms 2020. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package, an active colleague engagement & CSR programme and the opportunity to develop your career.

We believe the best is yet to come for Harper Macleod. If this sounds like the type of firm you’d like to be part of, maybe the best is yet to come for you?

Harper Macleod LLP is committed to promoting equal opportunities and developing a diverse workforce.

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As one of Scotland's leading full service law firms, Harper Macleod has specialists across all legal disciplines, covering every service you are likely to need in both your professional and personal life. We offer a complete range of legal services for business, individuals & families, the public sector, and the modern rural economy in Scotland, the UK and beyond.

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