Vacancies

We are a growing firm, currently with 28 Partners, specialising in the areas of private client, commercial property, corporate, commercial dispute resolution, renewable energy, healthcare, telecoms and family businesses. 

We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Dunblane.

We take recruitment of our people very seriously focusing on both technical skills and other attributes that indicate the potential for long term mutually beneficial work relationships and career development. We offer stability and quality of work as well as opportunities for progression and partnership. We are an equal opportunities employer.

 

Private Client, Associate

Inverness

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie LLP incorporating MacArthur & Co is a full service, independent Scottish Law Firm with a history stretching back over 160 years.  We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Inverness. 

 The role

We are now looking for an experienced Private Client Associate to join our team in Inverness, to support the continued growth of our business in the Highlands & Islands.  The role will be to manage a portfolio of high net-worth clients in areas such as Wills, Trusts, Executries, Powers of Attorney and Guardianships. 

The candidate

The successful candidate will be someone who is comfortable with managing a variety of work and who is interested in helping our clients to achieve their aims for themselves, their families and their businesses. They must be comfortable meeting new people, networking and supporting business development and be adaptable to our unique approach which truly puts the client at the heart of our business.  You may already be STEP qualified, or currently studying for it. If not, we can support you in working towards qualification and membership, as WJM is a Gold Employer Partner.

The location

Inverness was recently cited as being the fastest growing city in Europe and has a strong, growing, vibrant and diverse economy. The city’s transport infrastructure is being transformed by the Scottish Government’s commitment to dual the main trunk road between the city and the Central Belt, making Inverness a great place to work and live.

If you have the experience and attributes described, are commercially and client focused, can provide excellent technical service and deliver on time, then this is a great opportunity to become a key part of our team.  We offer good candidates the opportunity to have a great career in a friendly environment. We also offer competitive salary and benefits packages in accordance with experience.

Please email your CV to Gaye Simpson at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference PC0517.

 

CRG, Solicitor

Glasgow

The role

We are seeking a 3-5 year’s + pqe Solicitor to join our Conflict Resolution team in Glasgow.  Our team, led by Steven Docherty, acts for businesses and individuals to resolve disputes and conflicts with the aim of securing the best possible outcome for our clients.  The new member of the team will work with Steven on a wide range of Commercial Litigation and Employment work. 

The role will involve representing pursuers and defenders in the Sheriff Court and Employment Tribunal as well as other forums. The work includes commercial, contractual, contentious construction and property disputes, and contentious and non-contentious insolvency.  In addition there will be a variety of contentious and non-contentious employment matters.  This will be a varied role, so adaptability within different aspects of the team is essential. 

The candidate

Candidates will have a thorough understanding of Sheriff Court, tribunal and ADR procedures and a strong desire to build and develop their skills and practice in these areas. While you will be part of Steven’s team, you will be expected to undertake management of your own case load and therefore you should be able to work on your own initiative, be very focused on time management and comfortable in operating to deadlines.  You should be able to build rapport and communicate positively and effectively with clients, other legal representatives and other involved parties.  You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, have a positive attitude and be proactive. 

 You will also be expected to participate fully in the business development activities of the team and the Firm, and will be required to show a grasp of the financial disciplines required of a solicitor at your level.

Ongoing training will be provided to ensure continued development and expertise.  We also offer competitive salary and benefits packages in accordance with experience.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please email your CV to Gaye Simpson at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GCRG7/17.

CRG, Solicitor

Glasgow

The role

We are seeking an NQ-1 year pqe Solicitor to join our Conflict Resolution team in Glasgow. Our team, led by Steven Docherty, acts for businesses and individuals to resolve disputes and conflicts with the aim of securing the best possible outcome for our clients. The new member of the team will work with Steven on a wide range of Commercial Litigation and Employment work.

The role will involve representing pursuers and defenders in the Sheriff Court and Employment Tribunal as well as other forums. The work includes commercial disputes, contractual and property disputes, contentious construction and property disputes, and contentious and non-contentious insolvency. In addition there will be a variety of contentious and non-contentious employment matters such as advising on discipline and grievance procedures, unfair dismissal, redundancy, TUPE and discrimination issues for both employers and employees. This will be a varied role so adaptability within different aspects of the group is essential.

The candidate

As well as having a CRG/Litigation seat as a Trainee, you will have an understanding of ADR procedures and a strong desire to develop in this area. You will be expected to undertake management of your own cases from an early stage and therefor you should be able to work on your own initiative, be very focused on time management and operate to deadlines. You should be able to build rapport and communicate positively and effectively with clients, other legal representatives and other involved parties. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, have a positive attitude and be proactive.

You will also be expected to participate fully in the business development activities of the team and the Firm, and will be required to show a grasp of the financial disciplines required of a solicitor at your level.

Ongoing training will be provided to ensure continued development and expertise.  We also offer competitive salary and benefits packages in accordance with experience.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please submit your CV to Gaye Simpson at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GCRGNQ7/17.

Finance, NQ Financial Accountant

Glasgow

We are seeking a qualified Financial Accountant to join our finance team in Glasgow led by Colin Meredith, Director of Finance. 

The role

Your role will support Colin in delivering a seamless service to Partners and Fee earners and in particular will require the you to:

  • Prepare budget and accounts including income and expenditure accounts, balance sheets and cash forecasts.
  • Produce daily and weekly analysis and reporting in areas such as WIP, debts and employee KPIs
  • Produce detailed monthly management accounts and KPI reporting information in Excel
  • Prepare quarterly financial accounts and reporting

Accurate and timely delivery of accounts and insightful reporting to Partners is critical.

In addition to your technical skills you should be:

  • A fully qualified accountant (CA/CIMA/ACCA or equivalent)
  • Have professional services experience
  • Excellent Excel skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills with the ability to deal with senior members of staff
  • Able to work under own initiative

WJM offers the opportunity of a great career in a client focused environment.  We also offer competitive salary and benefit packages depending on the experience you will bring to the Firm.  If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV or apply on our Application Form to Gaye Simpson at recruitment@wjm.co.uk  quoting reference GLFA7/17.