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 Private Client Lawyer (Senior Associate to Partner level)

Private Client Lawyer (Senior Associate to Partner level)


Job summary

As a result of the continued expansion of our Personal Legal Services practice we are looking to recruit a Senior Associate and/or Partner to join one of the largest Private Client teams in the country, and the largest legal team in the Highlands, Islands and Moray. The role can be hybrid with the office base in Inverness or Elgin (or surrounding areas).

This is a significant appointment for the team, and the firm, and you will be an integral part of delivering high quality and innovative legal advice across the region.

At Harper Macleod you’ll be part of a collective effort that is never satisfied: sharing experiences, 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.

Your role

You will deal with all aspects of wills, trusts, executries, adults with incapacity matters and estate planning (to include inheritance and capital gains tax issues).  You will be involved in managing and developing client relationships, business development and mentoring a team.  Being STEP qualified and/or dual Scots/English qualified will be helpful although is not essential. You will work in a collaborative environment as part of a team that encourages personal development and is supportive of flexible working.

Let your ambitions and ours go hand in hand

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 embrace flexibility – including when and where our people work. We strongly believe in diversity, equality and inclusion. We also recognise the impact we have on our communities.

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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About Us


times Scottish Law Firm of the Year


Team of specialists across all legal disciplines


Offices throughout the United Kingdom

Here with you, here for you

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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