We are a growing firm, currently with 31 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, Dunblane and Dunfermline.

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. Please read the following privacy policy to understand how we use and protect the information that you provide to us when applying for one of our vacancies.GDPR Candidate privacy notice.

Trainee Solicitor

Inverness

The Role

We are looking for a Trainee Solicitor to join our Inverness office in September 2019.   The traineeship lasts two years and consists of four six month seats across our practice groups. Trainees are given real responsibility from day one in a stimulating working environment. There will be client contact and a structured training programme covering PEAT 2 outcomes.

The Candidate

You should have a strong business focus, having some work experience, not necessarily legal, but be able to demonstrate customer service skills, office skills and an ability to work in a team.  You must either have a LLB with honours with a minimum of a 2:1 pass grade or a first degree with honours and the accelerated LLB.  In addition you must also hold a Diploma in Professional Legal Practice by summer 2019.   You should also be creative and efficient, passionate about service, empathetic, intellectually tough, have a good sense of humour, be results driven and a problem solver, a good communicator and a careful and through planner.  You will join our cohort of 2019 trainees who have already been recruited in the firm’s central belt offices and although you will be based in our Inverness office, there will be opportunities to attend training and other events in our other offices.

The Location

Inverness was recently cited as being the fastest growing city in Europe and the happiest place to live in Scotland. It has a strong, growing, vibrant and diverse economy. As the Highland capital, Inverness is located in a very scenic part of Scotland and presents excellent opportunities for an active lifestyle. It has good transport links with the rest of the UK.

The closing date for applications is Friday, 5 April for traineeships commencing September 2019. Applicants should complete the traineeship application form here and email completed applications to recruitment@wjm.co.uk

NQ - 2 years qualified Solicitor, Corporate

Edinburgh

The Role

We are seeking a Newly Qualified – 2 year qualified Solicitor to join our Corporate team in Edinburgh. 

Working with Ken Long's team, your role will involve assisting Ken both in building our tech practice by acting for investors and Companies in the sector and also in mainstream M&A transactions. The role involves, building rapport and trust and becoming a trusted adviser to your clients. You can expect to have regular client contact and be responsible for projects with guidance and supervision right from the start.

 The Candidate

As well as having a corporate seat as a trainee, you should have a willingness to learn, have good IT and document skills, be focused on time management and operate to deadlines, be able to build rapport and communicate positively and effectively with clients. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, show initiative, have a positive attitude and be proactive.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Gaye Simpson at gjs@wjm.co.uk  quoting reference GCORNQ2/19.

 

NQ Solicitor

Inverness

The Role

We are seeking a Newly Qualified Solicitor to join our Commercial Property team in Inverness.  Our team led by George MacWilliam, help businesses buy, sell, lease and develop all types of land and buildings throughout the Highlands and Islands. We have a need for a new member to our team to meet an increasing workload from existing and newly won clients.  Our team thrive on being technically excellent, achieving deadlines and providing a great service, all whilst retaining a sense of humour.

Primarily working with Paul Adams, your role will involve managing commercial property transactions, purchasing, sale, lease and security work.

The Candidate

As well as having a commercial property seat as a Trainee, you should be able to work on your own initiative on the portfolio of transactions, 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 revolved parties.    You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, show initiative, have a positive attitude and be proactive. 

The Location

Inverness was recently cited as being the fastest growing city in Europe and the happiest place to live in Scotland. It has a strong, growing, vibrant and diverse economy. As the Highland capital, Inverness is located in a very scenic part of Scotland and presents excellent opportunities for an active lifestyle. It has good transport links with the rest of the UK.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please apply with your CV using our online portal

Associate, Corporate

Edinburgh

The Role

We are looking for an Associate or someone approaching that level to join our Corporate team in Edinburgh.  Our team lead by Ken Long, works primarily on private equity investments in the technology sector but also on mainstream corporate acquisitions and sales, with our client base varying form Stock Exchange PLC’s and acquisitive private companies.  

The role involves taking responsibility and leading projects, building rapport and trust with our clients, contract drafting and applying the law in order to deliver an excellent service to our clients.  This is a varied role so adaptability within different aspects of the group is essential.

The Candidate

As well as having the technical experience, you should be able to work on your own initiative have exceptional IT and document skills, be very focused on time management and operate to deadlines.  You should have demonstrable experience of building rapport and communicating positively and effectively with clients.  You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, show initiative and have a positive, proactive attitude.

The Location

This is a small but busy office where everyone works as a team to support each other.  You will also be expected to participate fully in the business development activities of the Office, Group and the Firm, and will be required to show a grasp of the financial disciplines required of a solicitor at your level.

This role offers the opportunity to advance your career and develop your skills in an attractive location and to work with a great team in a friendly, supportive and client focused environment. 

If you are interested in this great opportunity please apply with your CV using our online portal

Solicitor

Glasgow

We are seeking a 3 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 work. 

The Role

The role will involve representing pursuers and defenders in the Sheriff Court as well as other forums. The work includes commercial, contractual, contentious construction and property disputes, and contentious and non-contentious insolvency.  This will be a varied role, which may include some work in the field of Employment law, so candidates should be willing to work on many different types of case at once. 

The Candidate

Candidates will have a thorough understanding of Sheriff Court 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.

WJM offers a competitive salary and benefit packages depending on the experience you will bring to the Firm.  If you are interested please apply with your CV using our online portal

Solicitor

Edinburgh

The Role

We are seeking a senior Solicitor or someone approaching that level to join our CRG team in Edinburgh.  Our team led by Andrew Wilson, acts primarily for business clients 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 Andrew on a wide range of Civil Litigation. Experience in employment work, contentious and advisory would be an advantage as would some knowledge of insolvency law

The role will involve representing pursuers and defenders principally in the Court of Session but with some exposure also to the Sheriff Court and Employment Tribunals. The work includes commercial disputes, contractual and property disputes, judicial reviews and public law matters. We do not undertake any legal aid work. You will be expected to undertake management of your own cases.  This will be a varied role so adaptability within different aspects of the group is essential. 

The Candidate

As well as having the technical experience you will have an excellent grasp of ADR procedures and a strong desire to develop in this area.  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 a rapport and communicate positively and effectively with clients, other legal representatives and other involved parties and have a good working knowledge of the Edinburgh market. You should be able to demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, show initiative and have a positive, proactive attitude.

The Location

This is a small but busy office where everyone works as a team to support each other.  You will also be expected to participate fully in the business development activities of the Office, Group and the Firm, and will be required to show a grasp of the financial disciplines required of a solicitor at your level.

This role offers the opportunity to advance your career and develop your skills in an attractive location and to work with a great team in a friendly, supportive and client focused environment. 

WJM offers a competitive salary and benefit packages depending on the experience you will bring to the Firm.  If you are interested please apply with your CV using our online portal

Residential Conveyancing, Paralegal

Glasgow

The Role

We are looking for a Residential Conveyancing Paralegal to join our team in Glasgow.  The role is working with our residential property team within our Private Client Group.  The group provide a range of services including tax advice, wealth planning, wills & executry and residential conveyancing.

The Candidate

Your role will involve dealing with a high volume of residential conveyancing transactions, maintaining client relationships and general administration.  As well as having a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a residential conveyancing paralegal and being a technical expert in your field you must be committed to providing an excellent level of service to clients, show initiative, have a positive attitude and be proactive.

This role offers the opportunity to advance your career, develop your skills, and to work with a great team in a friendly, supportive and client focused environment. 

WJM offers a 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 to Gaye Simpson at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GRC 11/17.

 

Family Law, Associate

Glasgow

The Role

We are seeking a Glasgow based Associate to join our Family Law team who sit within our Conflict Resolution team. Our Family Law team is highly regarded in the industry with an excellent roster of clients including family business clients. Tom Quail helps families of all shapes and sizes to navigate through separation, including civil partnerships and divorce.  The new member of the team will work with Tom on a wide range of Family Law work.

The Candidate

 As well as having the technical experience and having worked at Associate level for 2 or more years you should be capable of managing 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.  The role will consist of the need to manage a portfolio of work and assist the partner on more complex work. 

WJM’s Family Law client base has expanded significantly over the past few years and continues to grow.  A willingness and ability to help build the business is essential. You will be expected to contribute to business development by bringing new ideas, attending networking groups, conferences and other events to help build both yours and the firm’s profile to that of a strong Family Law practice.

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 an Associate.

Ongoing training will be provided to ensure continued development and expertise.

WJM offers good candidates the opportunity of a great career in a medium sized, client focused environment.  We also offer competitive salary and benefit packages according to the experience you will bring to the Firm.  If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Gaye Simpson at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GLCRG11/17