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Solicitor/Associate (England and Wales) - Maternity Cover (0069)

At Morton Fraser MacRoberts we are a different kind of law firm, independent by choice and a place where we make our own decisions and our people can have their own say. Our culture empowers all of our people to be the best they can be.

You'll get responsibility early on and the support to make great things happen. And because we understand that hard work comes from people who are empowered to be at their best more of the time, we offer an agile working environment.

We are charting our way to become the best in our field, so if you share our ambition, come chart your best course with us.

Summary of Role

To provide English real estate legal advice to commercial clients, to negotiate contracts on their behalf and to advise on all matters involved in the purchase, sale and lease of commercial properties.

The role is temporary cover of Maternity Leave, with the potential for longer term work. 


Key Tasks

  • Draft, negotiate, conclude and implement sale/purchase contracts.
  • Examine title and report to clients.
  • Draft, negotiate and exchange leases.
  • Acting for lenders in reporting on borrower certificate of titles and dealing with completion of secured lending transactions.
  • Manage your workload competently, professionally, efficiently and cost effectively to achieve client and firm objectives.
  • Be pro-active in the financial control of all your own and team matters, including accurate time recording and prompt feeing.
  • Contribute constructively to the work of other team members/teams in the Real Estate Division.


Qualifications and Experience 

  • NQ - 5 years PQE with relevant commercial real estate conveyancing experience.
  • Experience of supervising the work of others desirable, but not necessary.


Person Specification

  • You have excellent communication skills, you are articulate, you communicate clearly, concisely and without any jargon.
  • You enjoy working within a team and autonomously on your own initiative.
  • You are personable and good at building and developing client relationships.
  • You are confident and you have a strong belief in yourself and your own ability.
  • You are committed to providing a good client experience and willing to put in extra time and effort when required.

Candidates with a disability who meet the minimum criteria for the role will be guaranteed an interview.

Here at Morton Fraser MacRoberts we believe in a positive work life balance and in an inclusive and friendly working environment.

We offer a generous benefits package including:

  • Profit Related Pay
  • Pension Scheme
  • Private Medical Insurance for all employees
  • Holidays starting at 25 days plus 9 public holidays
  • Tax Efficient Car Lease Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Access to Comprehensive Wellbeing resources
  • Retail Discounts

As signatories of the Armed Forces Covenant, we recognise the value that serving personnel, reservists, veterans and military families bring to our business. Please ensure you include any military skills and qualifications you hold when applying for a vacancy with us to ensure they are recognised during our recruitment and selection process.


  • Salary:
    £45,000 to £65,000 depending on experience
  • Division:
    Real Estate & Infrastructure
  • Department:
    Real Estate
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Location:
    Edinburgh or Glasgow
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