Senior Solicitor

Closing date and time:
19/08/2016 12:00

Job Description

The Law Society of Scotland is the professional body for over 11,000 Scottish solicitors.  With our overarching objective of leading legal excellence, we strive to excel and to be a world-class professional body, understanding and serving the needs of our members and the public. We set and uphold standards to ensure the provision of excellent legal services and to ensure the public can have confidence in Scotland’s legal profession.

The Society’s Professional Practice Team provide high quality advice and guidance to members on professional conduct, ethics and the Society’s Practice Rules and Guidance.  This is achieved by delivering a balanced package of proactive advice, information and reactive call handling and ensuring high standards of support for members. The team will also contribute to the creation of commercial services to add value to members and increase the Society’s revenue to ensure that we keep mandatory member costs to a minimum.

The team are looking for an inspirational individual, who must be a Scottish Solicitor, with a current practising certificate and at least 3 years’ PQE, who can help members and their firms innovate and grow. The post requires experience in practice of residential property work. The candidate will also have a current knowledge of the Society’s Practice Rules and Guidance.

We are seeking passionate individuals who must be innovative, self –motivating, organised and have a strong grasp of commercial drivers.  They should have excellent verbal and written communication skills as they will be acting as brand ambassadors for the Society. Training and support is available for the successful candidates.

As an organisation our values are respect, openness, progress, inclusion and integrity. We strive to embed these in all our interactions with colleagues, members, stakeholders and members of the public.

Further information on this vacancy can be found in the related files section at the bottom of this page.

To apply for this position please complete an application form and return this to HR Department, The Law Society of Scotland, 144 Morrison Street, Edinburgh, EH3 8EZ. Alternatively, to be sent an application pack please email or telephone us on 0131 476 8172.

Please note that only applications submitted in the correct format will be considered. 

This vacancy will close at noon on Friday 19 August 2016.

No CVs or Agencies please.

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