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Solicitor/Associate, Agricultural & Rural (0066)

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 principally in the sale and purchase of rural property, crofting, renewables, agricultural holdings and general estate work. To build effective client relations and be involved in business development to help further grow the practice.


Key Tasks

  • Manage your caseload professionally and act as a role model to others in the delivery of excellent client service.
  • Promote the services of the firm to all clients, actively networking and seeking new contacts, and develop and convert your contacts into new business.
  • Purchase and sale of estates, farms, woodlands, minerals, rural houses and fishing rights.
  • Advise landlords and tenants on agricultural and croft tenancies.
  • Drafting and advising on commercial leases and other contracts, including those related to renewable development, in the rural context.
  • Advise on changes and developments in the law as applied to rural Scotland.
  • General rural conveyancing.
  • Manage your own technical learning, developing an area of specialist knowledge and becoming recognised, internally and externally as an expert in your chosen field.


Qualifications and Experience 

  • 1yr to 6 years PQE

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
  • Department:
    Agricultural & Rural
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Location:
    Edinburgh or Glasgow
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