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We are a growing firm, currently with 34 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 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.

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Solicitor 2-5 years pqe, Private Client, Glasgow

We are looking for a solicitor with at least 2 years PQE to join our Private Client team in Glasgow. Our team offers a range of services including tax advice, wealth planning, wills & executry and residential conveyancing.

The role will involve managing a portfolio of high net-worth clients in areas such as wills, trusts, executries and powers of attorney.

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 to client service which truly puts the client at the heart of our business.

If you have the experience and attributes described, are commercially and client focused, can provide excellent technical service and deliver on time this is a great opportunity to become a key part of our team.

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. You may already be STEP qualified, or currently studying for the STEP Diploma. If not, we can support you in working towards qualification and membership, as WJM is a Gold Employer Partner.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GPCS 5/22.

Executry Paralegal, Private Client - Glasgow

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

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 Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GPC 5/22.

Senior IT Operations Analyst - Glasgow

We are seeking an experienced and highly motivated Senior IT Operations 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:

• Proactive Monitoring and daily checks performed to provide proactive information on IT Systems

• Ensure change control takes place for all business applications

• Comply with established technology standards in all IT related process and procedures

• Software Asset Management Compliance and managing and safeguarding software media and associated licenses

• Responsible for driving the certification activities to ensure the firm obtains the annual renewal of to Cyber Essentials / Cyber Essentials + / GDPR

• Responsible for the annual review of IT Policy as per certification requirements

• Responsible for the management and Maintaining SAM Compliance (Software / Hardware)

• Implement and manage change control process of business applications i.e Visual Files, SOS , BigHand, 1st Software, PTP etc.

• Provide 2nd/3rd Line support for all Business Applications (50) & Online Services

• Assist with the development of the case management system in order to ensure continual optimisation of business efficiency and procedures.

• Collaborate with members of the wider IT team to help ensure that VisualFiles reports are delivered to users which are relevant, insightful and integrate tightly with Practice Management data.

• Support the integration of VisualFiles with other firm wide packages including the practice management system and the document management system.

• When required, assist with business process analysis with a view to further enhancing and developing workflow processes.

• Project manage own time and meet deadlines for application production

• Work closely with other IT Team members and the Project teams

• Design and conduct the testing of programs; correct errors and re-test to achieve an error-free result

• Document all work in accordance with the Firms software development guidelines

• Provide 3rd tier support to the IT support team

• Take part in reviews of your own work and the work of colleagues

• Supplier Management

• Develop a sound understanding of the use of VisualFiles across the Firm

• Provide support on IT projects or other tasks when requested by IT Director.


Desired Skills/Experience:

Education/Qualifications

• Excellent general IT knowledge.

• Prior Experience working under the ITIL framework in an Agile software development environment

• GDPR / Cyber Essentials accreditation experience advantageous

• Prior experience within a professional services business would be advantageous.

• Strong communication skills and a willingness to achieve goals within a team whilst also capable and confident when working unsupervised.

• A positive can-do attitude with a problem-solving mind-set and a forward-thinking approach.

• Organised with a focus on achieving dead-lines


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 to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference IT 5/22

Solicitor 0-2 Year PQE, CRG, Glasgow, Edinburgh or Dunfermline

The Role

We are seeking a solicitor with an interest in Construction Law, to join our expanding Construction Team within our Conflict Resolution Group. Our team focuses on SME businesses with a stake in the construction sector, and private self-builders. This is unique to the market and offers an exciting client base, often working directly with business owners.

The successful candidate will be innovative, solutions focused and commercially aware. They will relish meeting new people, networking and supporting business development, having a ‘can do’ approach and a relaxed manner. We are a client centric firm, which truly puts the client at the heart of our business.

The work will be both contentious and non-contentious and will involve contract drafting and negotiation, risk analysis, dispute avoidance and resolution. You will gain hands on experience in Mediation, Adjudication, Arbitration and Litigation; and you will be client facing.

You will work closely with the partners, across the team’s projects. This is a great opportunity for career development, by becoming a key part of our growth strategy, as we facilitate you to take your career to the next level.

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 advocate the social value to work and the importance of a good work-life balance.

Hybrid Working

With the benefit of our experience throughout the pandemic we have now approved and are implementing our hybrid working policy. This will entitle the successful candidate to work at home for part of any working week, should they so desire. We will provide IT equipment to allow you to do so and we have established a system for balancing the needs of the business to allow all employees the opportunity to work within a blended model.

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 Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference CRG 5/22.

Cash Department Supervisor, Finance, Glasgow

The role of Cash Department Supervisor (CDS) will be to support our Cash Department Manager (CDM) in ensuring that the entire Cash Department deliver a seamless service to Partners and employees. This Supervisor will no doubt have a professional image and provide a high quality service to clients, whether internal customers or external organisations at all times.

Key responsibilities include:


• Processing Client & Firm postings.
• Processing expense claims.
• Raising payments, cheques & electronically.
• Banking of Client/Firm cheques.
• Processing deposit account transactions, (uplifts, lodgements, closures & new accounts).
• Allocating payment to fees.
• Processing balance reports.
• The raising of invoices, credit notes and refunds across the firm.
• Providing excellent customer service to all parties, both internal and external.
• Daily reconciliation of online credit card payment transactions.
• Working with colleagues, customers and the systems development team to identify and implement process efficiency.
• Act as the subject matter expert for Billing, ensuring process documentation is kept up to date and made easily accessible.
• Cross train with the other Assistant Legal Cashiers across Finance function.
• Perform inductions for new staff.
• Provide support on Finance and projects.
• Provide holiday and sickness cover for the team including CDM.
• Undertake ad hoc tasks when necessary under the direction of CDM.


Desired Skills/Experience:


• Full SOLAS Qualification.
• Experience working within a busy cashiering environment.
• Good Solicitors Regulatory Authority, Anti Money Laundering Rules and VAT knowledge.
• A sound understanding of postings made to the firm and client ledgers.
• Adopts a flexible and proactive approach to work duties.
• Excellent numerical skills.
• Able to organise and prioritise time effectively to achieve deadlines.
• Possess a good knowledge of all relevant IT applications.
• Has a high level of attention to detail, and is experienced in ensuring all controls are properly followed.
• Good communication skills, both verbal and written.

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 Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference CDS 04/22.

Solicitor 0-5 Year PQE, Corporate, Dunfermline / Edinburgh

We are looking for a motivated Solicitor to join our growing Corporate team based in either Edinburgh or Dunfermline with opportunities for hybrid working.

The role

Working within our corporate team you can expect to have regular client contact and be responsible for various projects. The role covers a broad range of corporate work, including corporate structures, acquisitions and disposals, commercial contracts, private equity investments and corporate succession and exit strategies.

The role involves building rapport and trust and becoming a trusted adviser to your clients. You should have a willingness to learn, have good IT and document skills, be focused on time management, 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. Our team focuses on developing good relationships with its clients.

The candidate

The successful candidate will be someone who is experienced in managing a variety of work and who is interested in helping our clients to achieve their aims. They must be comfortable meeting new people, networking and supporting business development in line with our approach to client service which truly puts the client at the heart of our business.

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.

If you have the experience and attributes described, are commercially and client focused, can provide excellent technical service and deliver on time this is a great chance to become a key part of our team.

If you are interested in this opportunity please send your CV to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference SCO 02/22

Residential Conveyancing, Paralegal, Glasgow

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.

Your role will be working alongside our experienced solicitors in the team in residential conveyancing transactions, maintaining client relationships and general administration. As well as having a minimum of 3 years’ experience as a residential conveyancing paralegal 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 Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference GRC 6/21.

Wealth Planner, Wealth Planning, Glasgow

The role

We are looking for a Wealth Planning Advisor to join our Wealth Planning Team, offering independent, whole of market, advice while promoting, protecting and passing on client wealth. Our Wealth Planning team sit within our Private Client team and provides a specialist Wealth Planning service to clients. In this role you will meet with and provide advice to our high net worth clients on their financial affairs in relation to investments, pensions and other financial products. This role requires a person with presence and professionalism that possesses an ability to quickly build rapport and trust both with clients and colleagues.


The candidate

You will be a minimum of level 4 qualified. You must also have an excellent working knowledge of the financial services marketplace and trends. It would be helpful to have worked in a professional fee-based environment and have a client following similar to our client profile

This is a service-focused and busy wealth planning environment where everyone works as a together so teamwork and positive attitude is imperative.

If you have the experience and attributes described, are commercially and client focused, can provide excellent technical service and deliver on time this is a great opportunity to become a key part of our team.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk  quoting reference GWP 11/21.

Associate, Private Client/Residential Conveyancing, Dunblane

We are looking for an Associate to join our Private Client team in Dunblane. Our team offers a range of services including tax advice, wealth planning, wills & executry and residential conveyancing.

Ideally you will have experience in both residential conveyancing and wider private client advice but candidates who have experience largely in only one of these areas will be considered. Depending on experience, the role will involve managing a portfolio of high net-worth clients in areas such as wills, trusts, executries and powers of attorney as well as dealing with residential sale and purchase transactions and other conveyancing requirements.

The successful candidate will be capable of managing their 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.

If you have the experience and attributes described, are commercially and client focused, can provide excellent technical service and deliver on time this is a great opportunity to become a key part of our team. 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.

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. You may already be STEP qualified, or currently studying for the STEP Diploma. If not, we can support you in working towards qualification and membership, as WJM is a Gold Employer Partner.

If you are interested in this great opportunity please send your CV to Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference DAS 8/21

Solicitor 4 years + pqe, Commercial Property Glasgow

We are seeking an experienced solicitor to join our thriving commercial property team in Glasgow.


The position offers an excellent opportunity for the successful candidates to develop their skills and they will report to Joanne Ockrim, partner. The team of which Joanne is part have a very strong client base comprising major corporate clients and successful family businesses all with a need for excellent service and bespoke property advice. The team works for a number of those clients in England and Wales as well as Scotland and the role would be well suited to anyone who is dual qualified or has aspirations to achieve that goal.

You will also have the opportunity to support other partners in the Glasgow office specialising in investment property deals, telecoms and insolvency.


The wider commercial property team 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.

Hybrid Working

With the benefit of our experience throughout the pandemic we have now approved and are implementing our hybrid working policy. This will entitle the successful candidate to work at home for part of any working week, should they so desire. We will provide I.T. equipment to allow you to do so and we have established a system for balancing the needs of the business to allow all employees the opportunity to work within a blended model.

The Candidate

You should demonstrate a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, show initiative, have a positive attitude and have personal ambitions to develop your skills for career development. 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 Sadie Harris at recruitment@wjm.co.uk quoting reference SCP 09/21