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.

 

Wills, Titles and POA Project Assistant

Glasgow

The role

We are seeking a competent data entry administrator to join our Office Services team in Glasgow for a fixed term period.  The team lead by Maureen Milne, look after our reception, meeting rooms, dispatch and archiving services for the firm.  The role will involve inputting information from Wills, Titles and POA into our database, filing and then storing in the relevant facility.

The candidate

Successful candidates will have experience of working in an office environment, preferably a law firm, as part of a service team.  You should possess the ability to process information accurately and efficiently and be detailed and precise in your approach to completing tasks.  You must be able to prioritise and juggle a number of tasks at a time, be self-motivated and engaged with the work of the team around you. A proven track record in utilising your IT skills will be essential.

WJM offers good candidates the opportunity of a great career in a 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 Recruitment team at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GLCRG11/17 

Family Law, Associate

Glasgow

Our 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

Compliance Manager, Glasgow

Glasgow

We are seeking a Compliance Manager to be based in our Glasgow office.

Your role will require you to develop and implement the compliance strategy for the firm ensuring that all practice areas and functions are complying with the relevant compliance policies and procedures.

The role:

  • Analyse and interpret financial services regulations and specifically the FCA, particularly the CASS rules and other applicable rules
  • Assess the risk for the firm and assess the effectiveness of associated compliance policies and procedures in relation to AML
  • Monitor and review compliance with the firm’s Anti-Money Laundering (AML) policies & procedures as a key part of the firm’s risk policy framework
  • Monitor and review compliance with the firm’s Anti-bribery and Corruption (ABC) policies
  • Support the development and maintenance of the firms risk policy framework, review and ensure that all standards and appropriately documented and communicated
  • Develop and execute the processes to review, challenge and provide opinion on business adherence to the risk policy framework
  • Where appropriate assist with investigations into alleged breaches of policies
  • Promote and continually maintain a culture of knowledge and adherence to regulatory principles and rules
  • Assess impact of regulatory developments on the business and prioritise accordingly
  • Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with Partners 

Training and Communication:-

  • Deliver training across the business to raise awareness of risk policy framework
  • Prepare communications and updates for internal distribution 

The successful Compliance Manager will have subject matter expertise within Risk and Governance,  

Ideally, you will have:-

  • At least four year's relevant experience
  • Experience of Financial Services compliance and data protection
  • Ideally experience of Anti-Bribery and Corruption compliance
  • Highly developed communication skills, including an ability to interact effectively with people at all levels within an organisation,  and a good understanding of regulatory requirements and governance framework
  • Significant experience and understanding of the design and delivery of Risk Management Framework and policies
  • Proven understanding of testing methodologies and processes and can demonstrate strong analytical, technical and problem solving skills  

WJM offers the opportunity of a great career in a client-focused and supportive environment.  We also offer competitive salary and benefit packages depending on the experience you will bring.  If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Gaye Simpson at gjs@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GLF9/17. 

Private Client, Associate

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 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. 

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 e-mail your CV to recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference PCI917.

Commercial Property, Solicitor 3 years' +

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.  Our team led by George MacWilliam, 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 broader commercial property work including security work.

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 Gaye Simpson at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GCPSI 9/17.

Senior Solicitor/Associate, Conflict Resolution Group (CRG)

Edinburgh

The role

We are seeking an Associate 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 in this great opportunity please send your CV to Gaye Simpson at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference ECRGA/17.

Private Client, Executry Paralegal

Glasgow

The role

We are seeking an experienced Executry Paralegal to join our Private Client team in Glasgow.  Our team led by Ian Macdonald offers a range of services including tax advice, wealth planning, wills & executry and residential conveyancing.

The candidate

Your role will include administering executry estates and trusts, drafting confirmation and IHT forms, executry accounts and general financial administration. You will be able to develop client relationships and will have responsibility for your own caseload in conjunction with the partners and senior solicitors in the team.  As well as having a minimum of 3 years’ experience as an executry 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 GPC 9/17.