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We are a growing firm, currently with 35 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.

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Solicitor, Commercial Property - Inverness

The role

We are seeking a Solicitor to join our Commercial Property team in Inverness, to support the continued growth of our business in the Highlands & Islands.

The position offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to take their career to the next level. Our team led by John Smart and Paul Adams, helps businesses buy, sell, lease and develop all types of land and buildings throughout Scotland. Your role will involve managing commercial property transactions, as well as leading and assisting on a range of other types of property work, including some rural and estate based work where there is a commercial element.

The candidate

As well as having the technical experience and having worked at assistant level for 3 years or more, you should be capable of working on a portfolio of transactions autonomously, be 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 and is first-rate place to bring up a family.

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 in this great opportunity please send your CV to recruitment@wjm.co.uk.

First Line Support Analyst - Glasgow

The role

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated First Line Support Analyst to join our support team in Glasgow.

Your role will support our IT Director in delivering a seamless service to Partners and employees. You will play a key role in supporting the IT Director to help the business in achieving its ambitions for growth and supporting the development of our systems and services to the business.

Key responsibilities include:

• Log and prioritise calls in the helpdesk software. Escalate where necessary to IT Director.
• Daily checks to performed to provide proactive information on IT Systems
• Regularly contributing to the WJM Intranet by adding or updating resources, and tech tips.
• Covering Service Desk, How To, escalated incidents, and respond to requests
• Create new users on system
• Create profiles on PC for new users
• PC moves (mostly for Trainee Moves)
• Remove leavers from the system
• Setting up of presentations and VCs
• Provide support on IT projects when requested by IT Director.

Desired skills/experience:

• Have previous knowledge of working in an office environment/similar role
• Technically competent with Microsoft Office software, including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. Additional knowledge and experience with Document Management Systems (e.g., Lawsoft) a plus. Experience with legal applications, Customer Relationship Management systems, timekeeping software, Records Management systems, document comparison tools, or Adobe Acrobat a plus.
• Excellent written and oral communication skills, including instructional and presentation skills.
• Excellent interpersonal skills, with a focus on motivational skills and positive attitude
• Strong customer-service skills.
• A team player willing to assist in other areas of WJM IT, e.g., user support.

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 have the skills and experience described above and are interested in this opportunity, please apply by sending your CV to recruitment@wjm.co.uk.

Solicitor, Commercial Property - Edinburgh & Dunfermilne

The role

We are seeking a solicitor ideally with 4 years or more PQE to join our thriving commercial property team in Edinburgh and Dunfermline. Candidates with more experience are also strongly encouraged to apply.

The position offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidate to take their career to the next level. You can participate in the growth of a niche commercial property team servicing a rich and varied portfolio of businesses with bespoke property requirements as well as more traditional real estate transactions. Led by partner Michael Dewar from our Edinburgh office, the team enjoys the loyalty of a strong core of established clients whilst at the same time it has expanded its offering into targeted areas of the economy, including health care, logistics and distribution sectors.

The wider commercial property team led by Andy McFarlane from our Glasgow office, aided by specialist teams, provides the full range of real estate services involving properties in Scotland as well as in England and Wales.

Our firm is committed to fostering a culture of excellence combined with enjoyment. Whilst team members are expected to work hard and collaboratively on projects to achieve deadlines, provide a great service and be technically excellent, we recognise the social value to work and the importance of a good work-life balance.

General and bespoke training will be provided to develop your technical skills and your commercial awareness.

The candidate

As well as possessing relevant commercial property post qualifying experience, 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. You should be able to build rapport and communicate positively and effectively with clients, other legal representatives and other involved parties. You should also, of course, be prepared to work using your own initiative on a portfolio of transactions, be focused on time management and operate to deadlines.

Our firm is willing to support individuals who want to add to their professional qualifications so as to make themselves and the team more marketable. Ideally, candidates should be enthusiastic to develop their own and the firm‘s networks, with a view to assisting in business development.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference CP2/21.