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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.

 

Legal Administrator - Residential Property - Morningside, Edinburgh

Gillespie Macandrew has an excellent opportunity for an administrator to join our established Residential Property team based in Morningside, Edinburgh.

The successful candidate will provide a comprehensive administrative support to the Residential conveyancing team and assist them in carrying out conveyancing work on behalf of clients.

Duties & Responsibilities

Some of the key duties and responsibilities will include:

  • Drafting letters and legal documents for the team
  • Undertaking searches with Local Authority and Land Registry
  • Preparing Land Registration and LBTT forms
  • Assisting with preparation of fee notes
  • Liaising directly with clients and other parties
  • Compliance with Anti Money Laundering procedures

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 excellent attention to detail skills and communication skills, with the ability to build and maintain collaborative working relationships. It is also important for the candidate to have proficiency in Microsoft Office packages.

It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have experience in a similar role within Legal/Property/the professional services sector.

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.

 

 

 

Cashroom Assistant - Finance - Edinburgh

Gillespie Macandrew has an excellent opportunity for a Cashroom Assistant to join our Finance team in the Edinburgh office.  The successful candidate will provide high quality administrative support, assisting the department in meeting and exceeding service delivery expectations.

Duties & Responsibilities

Some of the key responsibilities will include:  

  • Operating in compliance with all relevant regulations including The Law Society of Scotland and Anti Money Laundering
  • Maintaining firm and client accounts
  • Processing CHAPS & BACS transactions
  • Bank reconciliations
  • Assisting with month end procedures
  • Daily banking routines and balancing
  • Purchase ledger invoice inputting into Envision
  • Ensuring that the service needs of the Firm are delivered efficiently and effectively

Person Specification

The role requires a highly motivated and proactive team player with the ability to effectively plan and manage a high and varied workload whilst meeting targets/productivity levels. The successful candidate will be expected to have strong Microsoft Excel and numeracy skills.

It is envisaged that the successful candidate will have experience in a similar finance related role.

A SOLAS Qualification would be desirable but is not essential. Gillespie Macandrew would support the successful candidate through a professional qualification if required and will provide full training.

 

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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