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3 months ago
Brodies LLP
Location: Glasgow
Job type: Permanent
Category: Solicitor Jobs
JOB TITLE Solicitor or Senior Solicitor, Real Estate – Land & Rural Business

Based in Glasgow REPORTING TO Lorna McKay, Senior Associate

JOB PURPOSE We have an opportunity for a Solicitor or Senior Solicitor level candidate to join the Land & Rural
Business team within the Real Estate department in Glasgow.

The Land & Rural Business sector is a vibrant and exciting part of the Scottish economy that is
constantly changing and requires solicitors that can adapt to clients’ needs and expectations. We are
recognised as an ambitious and market leading team acting for estates, farming and rural
businesses, community bodies, lenders, funders, developers and public sector organisations across
Scotland. In particular this presents an opportunity to be involved in further business growth in the
west of Scotland. We already have the largest dedicated team in this sector offering not only market
leading legal but also first rate strategic and commercial advice.

We are looking for someone with ambition to work in the rural sector. We would welcome
applications from candidates with experience or looking for a change of direction having worked in
other sectors, or candidates who may have taken time out from law. We provide a supportive team
to join and an opportunity to develop a career in rural property. CORE TASKS The role holder will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of work as follows:
• Purchase, sale, letting and funding of estates, farms, forestry and other rural land
• Ongoing management legal advice to estates of all sizes including advice on issues such as

agricultural holdings and land reform alongside trustee conveyancing, plots sales and other
conveyancing business
• Commercial and non-commercial development relating to estates and farms (including
renewables projects and residential developments)
• Purchase, sale, letting and management of sporting interests including salmon fishings and
grouse moors
• Completion of land registration projects for some of the most interesting and challenging
titles in Scotland for some great clients.
• Some commercial and other contractual work related to land use and business structures in
the sector.

• Previous experience in a property role is essential, preferably rural although we will consider
candidates with a commercial property background or with other relevant experience.
• A passion to work in legal services for the rural sector, or if it’s new to you, a commitment to
get to know it with a readiness to learn new skills and law as required.
• Committed to highest level of client care and service – always go the extra mile for clients
• Works to understand the department’s key clients, the industry they operate in and the
challenges they face
• Committed to taking personal responsibility to learn on the job and keep knowledge up to
• Excellent attention to detail
• Strong written and oral communication skills
• Communicates clearly and concisely
• Adapts style of communication appropriately when dealing with colleagues and clients
• Research skills
• Takes responsibility for own transactions and advice
• Supervises the work of those less qualified
• Ability to deal with competing priorities and meet deadlines
• Shows understanding of clients’ needs, and tailors advice appropriately
• Genuine interest and enthusiasm for the rural sector and rural property work SKILLS
• Self motivated and driven
• Prepared, organised and able to prioritise
• Commercial and Profit Focus
• Conduct and communication skills
Brodies is committed to equality, diversity & the creation of an inclusive work environment where

no partner, employee, potential employee or job applicant receives less favourable treatment. We
value the skills, experience and perspective that a diverse and representative workforce offers us in
terms of our ability to deliver top class legal services to our clients.

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