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Current opportunities

At Gillespie Macandrew it is our people who define our business, our reputation, our competitive advantage, and ultimately our long term success.

Please find details of our current opportunities below:

Senior Solicitor/Associate - Corporate

At Gillespie Macandrew it is our people who define our business, our reputation, our competitive advantage, and ultimately our long term success.  We are currently recruiting a senior solicitor or associate to join our growing team. We undertake work in diverse sectors and there is potential for the successful candidate to specialise in one of the following areas:

Projects: We can offer an English or Scottish qualified lawyer the opportunity to support the corporate aspects of the firm’s larger projects, including in particular energy and land and infrastructure projects. You will have experience of working on larger corporate projects. Experience in the energy sector would be an advantage but is not essential. You must have excellent project management and organisational skills and demonstrate commitment to delivering the high standard of service our clients expect.

Entrepreneurial business: We can offer an English or Scottish qualified lawyer who can demonstrate experience in M&A and equity investments the opportunity to work with the firm’s client-base of early stage and high growth companies and to take a key role in the development of the firm’s profile in this area. Experience of employee share schemes, intellectual property, commercial contracts, IT and/or data protection will all be an advantage for this role.

Rural and third sector: We can offer a Scottish qualified lawyer a combined role undertaking corporate transactions for Scottish estates and agricultural and property development businesses as well as supporting our growing client base in the third sector. The successful candidate should be able to demonstrate a good understanding of the issues specific to corporate transactions involving clients in these sectors or be committed to working with us to develop their skills in this field.

What you can expect from us

We will support you with your personal development through a combination of training, mentoring and feedback so that you have every opportunity to fulfil your potential. In this way we believe we can attract, retain and grow the very best and most talented professionals.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to join an award-winning, Legal 500-ranked team and to develop their career in a professional and rewarding environment. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered as well as the opportunity to work from a city centre location in either Edinburgh or Glasgow. 

Gillespie Macandrew LLP is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that they value the diversity of their workforce.

If you are interested in applying, please send a full CV stating current remuneration to recruitment@gillespiemacandrew.co.uk

Please see the following link if you wish to view our privacy notice in line with 2018 GDPR legislation:https://www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk/privacy-notice/

Please note that all applicants’ information will be held by the Firm for the purpose in which it was collected. All applications will be deleted following a period of six months, unless applicants request otherwise.

Paralegals/Solicitors - Energy and Strategic Land - Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth

Gillespie Macandrew LLP has an excellent opportunity for both junior and senior Solicitors to join their established and ambitious Energy and Strategic Land team.

The successful candidates will carry out commercial property and related work on transactions and projects in an efficient, responsive and accurate manner to further develop the firm’s energy and strategic land practice, whilst meeting the expectations of the client at all times.

Previous experience in energy or strategic land is preferred but not essential where candidates have a proven background in rural and commercial property transactions.  Experience of Sasine and voluntary registration processes is preferred. 

In addition to Scots law qualified lawyers we are seeking Commercial Property/Energy solicitors with experience of the England & Wales legal system.

The Energy and Strategic Land Team

This team has an excellent track record in project managing a range of legal and other professional skills required to deliver large energy, infrastructure and strategic land projects often co-ordinating our colleagues and external inputs on planning, construction, environment, regulatory issues, rural and crofting tenure, corporate M&A support, banking and finance, and including various sector driven commercial and trading contracts relating to such developments. 

Our culture of cross team and cross skill working with clients in partnership and of affording client contact and responsibility at all levels of experience makes this a rewarding environment to join.

Opportunities to develop other sector related skills and to experience secondment posts arise regularly for suitable candidates.

The team deals with development and acquisition of energy projects onshore and offshore to over 1GW through to promotion and development of strategic mixed use developments up to around 5000 units.

Duties & Responsibilities

The duties and responsibilities of the role will vary depending on the level of experience of the candidate, however the key responsibilities of the role may include:

  • To deliver legal advice and services in energy and property law - including renewables and electricity, environment and planning, strategic land and complex title examination, due diligence and related conveyancing, leases and other land rights and options;
  • Provide support on project management and maintenance of records and advice as required in larger energy or land projects including the non-contentious side of commercial and project contracts, and other related matters;
  • To develop and maintain relationships on behalf of the firm with existing clients and contacts of the firm and to achieve repeat business for the Firm. This includes delivery to agreed standards and co-ordination of services for clients;
  • Conducting research into technical energy and commercial property matters and related issues;
  • To support marketing and business development projects where required.

More senior/experienced applicants would be expected to lead in the above areas, as well as provide expertise in commercial contracts, advise on planning permission and environmental requirements, deal with Funders and related corporate documentation. They may also be required to supervise and assist the development of the team’s junior fee earners.

Person Specification

Each role requires a highly motivated, pro-active and commercially minded individual with excellent technical skills and a strong client focussed approach. You will be ambitious and a confident team player with the ability to lead transactions at an appropriate level and to plan and manage a high and varied workload.  Candidates will be expected to have experience of contributing to business development and marketing strategies.

We welcome applications from individuals with a minimum of 1 year post‑qualifying property experience, through to more experienced candidates as both junior and senior applicants will be considered. We would also be very interested to hear from English/dual qualified solicitors.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career in a professional and rewarding environment. A competitive salary and benefits package is offered. 

Gillespie Macandrew LLP is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that they value the diversity of their workforce.

If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a full CV stating current remuneration to recruitment@gillespiemacandrew.co.uk

 

Please see the following link if you wish to view our privacy notice in line with 2018 GDPR legislation: https://www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk/privacy-notice/

Please note that all applicants’ information will be held by the Firm for the purpose in which it was collected. All applications will be deleted following a period of six months, unless applicants request otherwise.

 

Solicitor/Senior Solicitor - Commercial Property - Edinburgh/Glasgow

Gillespie Macandrew has an excellent opportunity for a Solicitor/Senior Solicitor to join our established Commercial Property team. The role could be in either our Edinburgh or Glasgow office. 

The successful candidate will have a broad range of property experience with relevant transactional experience and a sound understanding of the structure and principal elements of investment and development acquisitions, commercial leasing and real estate finance transactions.

This role requires a highly motivated, collaborative and commercially minded team player with excellent technical skills and a strong client focussed approach. The ideal candidate will be very personable and have a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service, demonstrating a strong positive, proactive attitude. Communication and presentation skills must be strong.

You will have at least 2 to 4 years’ PQE. Applications from more experienced candidates may also be considered.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career in a professional and rewarding environment.  A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.  If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a full CV stating current remuneration to recruitment@gillespiemacandrew.co.uk

 

Gillespie Macandrew LLP is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that they value the diversity of their workforce.

Please see the following link if you wish to view our privacy notice in line with 2018 GDPR legislation: https://www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk/privacy-notice/ 

Please note that all applicants’ information will be held by the Firm for the purpose in which it was collected. All applications will be deleted following a period of six months, unless applicants request otherwise.

Business Development & Marketing Senior Executive - Edinburgh

We are currently recruiting for an experienced business development coordinator/ executive to join our BD & Marketing team.  The successful candidate will act as a key contact for professional Business Development and Marketing representation of the firm and assist with the coordination of the firm’s strategic business development priorities across our Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth offices.   

You will act as deputy to the BD & Marketing Manager and lead appropriate projects as directed including supervising members of the team, directing their roles, assisting with the management of their workload and their performance when required.

 

Duties & Responsibilities

Some of the key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Support the Business Development & Marketing Manager in implementing the firmwide client review process
  • Conduct market research across our priority sectors to identify new business development opportunities
  • Work directly with partners and with fee earners to conduct and promote post transaction reviews in order to obtain client feedback and assist in improving client service
  • Manage the preparation of the Firm’s annual directory submissions.
  • Assist with Client & Firm Communication Programme

 

The role requires a highly motivated, pro-active and confident team player with the ability to prioritise a high volume workload to an exceptional standard.  The successful applicant will possess first class interpersonal and networking skills with the ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships. It is also important for the candidate to have proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel, and Powerpoint.

It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have a Bachelor’s degree in a related field, as well as at least 4 years’ experience in a similar role within the professional services sector.

This is a full time role based from our Edinburgh office, although may involve occasional travel to our other office locations.

A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.  If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a full CV stating current remuneration to: recruitment@gillespiemacandrew.co.uk

 

Gillespie Macandrew LLP is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that they value the diversity of their workforce.

Please see the following link if you wish to view our privacy notice in line with 2018 GDPR legislation: https://www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk/privacy-notice/

Please note that all applicants’ information will be held by the Firm for the purpose in which it was collected. All applications will be deleted following a period of six months, unless applicants request otherwise.

Paralegal/Solicitor (0-3 PQE) - Employment Team - Edinburgh

Gillespie Macandrew has an excellent opportunity for a Paralegal or junior solicitor to join our established Dispute Resolution team focusing on Employment Law.

The successful candidate will support the team in delivering all aspects of employment law work including drafting, advising clients by phone or in meetings, undertaking research tasks and corresponding with solicitors and other third parties.  

The role requires a reliable, personable and organised individual with the ability to produce work to a high standard and work with initiative.  The ideal candidate will have strong communication skills and have a commitment to providing an excellent level of client service. Experience with contribution to business development activities is beneficial but not essential. 

Full time and part time applicants will be considered.  Employment law experience is preferred however other relevant experience will be considered.  Applications from those without legal qualifications will also be considered.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career in a professional and rewarding environment.  A competitive salary and benefits package is offered.  If you are interested in applying for this role, please send a full CV stating current remuneration to recruitment@gillespiemacandrew.co.uk

 

Gillespie Macandrew LLP is committed to providing equal opportunities in employment and demonstrating that they value the diversity of their workforce.

Please see the following link if you wish to view our privacy notice in line with 2018 GDPR legislation: https://www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk/privacy-notice/ 

Please note that all applicants’ information will be held by the Firm for the purpose in which it was collected. All applications will be deleted following a period of six months, unless applicants request otherwise.

 

 

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