Job description


  • Entry level
  • No Education
  • Salary to negotiate
  • Midlothian





We are currently looking to recruit a newly qualified (NQ) to join our Edinburgh office.


This role sits within a team of fee earners, and reports to a partner. The role is to fill a need for a commercial litigation lawyer at NQ level who can take the lead on mid sized claims with lighter supervision and support partners and senior associates. Work areas include a broad range of disputes and litigation including contractual and commercial disputes and regulatory investigations.

Candidates must (consistent with the years of experience) be good problem solvers and be able to demonstrate an ability to identify key issues, actions required, timescales, and strategy to contribute to the handling of litigation and dispute resolution. Equally important is commercial awareness, and a personable and enthusiastic approach. A sound academic background, excellent written and communication and organisational skills are all requirements.

The Team

The Edinburgh Risk and Advisory Group has 3 partners and 12 fee earners. The team is friendly and inclusive and is looking for people who will fit in with this ethos and make their careers here in the medium to long term. The work covers a broad spectrum of commercial litigation/disputes offering plenty of interest and stimulation and involves disputes of all sizes. Clients are typically medium to large corporates including a range of listed companies. The team seeks to involve all members in client relationship building and business development.

About the Firm

Pinsent Masons is a global 100 law firm, with over 3,400 staff and operating out of 26 locations across the UK, Europe, Asia Pacific, Africa and the Middle East. We have a long-standing reputation for delivering high-quality legal advice rooted in a deep understanding of the sectors and geographies in which our clients operate. Our global reach ensures that we are well-placed to advise on complex multi-jurisdictional matters across a full range of legal disciplines.

The firm has significant international credentials in the financial services, energy, infrastructure, real estate, and advanced manufacturing and technology sectors. Services provided across these sectors include asset management and investment funds, corporate and M&A, commercial, competition, litigation and arbitration, banking, restructuring, insurance, regulatory, construction, projects, pensions, property, planning and environmental, procurement, outsourcing, employment, share plans and incentives, technology and tax advice.

We aim to promote progress and change so that our business can work better for people. Pinsent Masons has embedded a range of diversity & inclusion initiatives to create an environment in which it’s people can flourish. We operate an agile working scheme, which offers staff flexibility in terms of where they work.

We stand out for our innovative approach to service delivery. For example, the firm has developed a number of in-house legal technology & project management solutions, operates a hub of freelance lawyers, called Vario, and a global Diversity and Inclusion consultancy, Brook Graham. Put simply, we offer a range of professional disciplines to our clients, enabled by our people, process and technology.


Pinsent Masons has achieved more tier 1 rankings in The Legal 500 UK guide than any other firm, won the "Law Firm of the Year Award 2019 – Legal Business" for the second time and is recognised among the most innovative law firms in Europe by the Financial Times. Pinsent Masons was also named Law Firm of the Year 2018 by The Lawyer, and is ranked No 1 on the UK Stonewall Workplace Equality Index 2019.

For more details, please contact our Recruitment Advisor Karen Rawlings who can discuss the role and requirements.

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