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Associate/Senior Associate, Corporate (0099)

At Morton Fraser MacRoberts we are a new style 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 deliver an excellent client focused legal service, advising on M&A and equity investment transactions as well as general corporate finance related work as part of a successful and collegiate growing team.


Key Tasks

  • 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 matters, including accurate time recording and prompt feeing.
  • Play a client-facing role in transactions and take responsibility for maintaining client relationships,
  • Build strong connections within the business community in Scotland (including with the key legal and financial advisors who regularly advise on corporate transactions).
  • Contribute constructively to the work of other members of the Corporate Division.
  • Support the Firm's and specifically, Corporate Division's marketing initiatives and attend regular business development and networking events.
  • Participate in CPD/training activities of the division/team and contribute to organising and delivering training to meet business objectives and the firm's requirements for CPD.


Qualifications and Experience 

  • 4 to 8+ years PQE with Corporate experience


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 (BUPA)
  • Holidays starting at 25 days plus 9 public holidays (plus birthday off)
  • Tax Efficient Car Lease Scheme
  • Cycle to Work Scheme
  • Life Assurance
  • Income Protection
  • Access to Comprehensive Wellbeing resources
  • Retail Discounts

We operate our business on an agile basis reflecting the needs of our clients and our people to deliver outstanding client service.  We will agree a suitable office/homeworking arrangement with all candidates.

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:
    £55,000 to £70,000 depending on experience
  • Division:
    Corporate & Commercial
  • Department:
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  • Location:
    Edinburgh or Glasgow
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