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Solicitor/Associate, Real Estate (0095)

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

The role will be an exciting opportunity for an ambitious lawyer to join a growing Real Estate division with a chance to work for some blue chip clients and develop skills which allow you to provide an excellent legal service to clients in the real estate sector.


Key Tasks

  • Draft, negotiate and complete leases and lease management documents on behalf of both landlords and tenants.
  • Negotiate with other solicitors and implement property purchase and sale contracts including carrying out standard due diligence on title and subsequent reporting to clients.
  • Draft negotiate and agree servitudes, wayleaves and other documents supporting third party rights benefitting or burdening landholdings.
  • Contribute constructively to the work of other teams within the Real Estate Division.
  • Support your team/division business development initiatives, events and internal seminar programme.
  • Manage your workload competently, professionally, and cost effectively to achieve client satisfaction and firm objectives.
  • Be pro-active in the financial control of all your own matters as the fee-earner, including accurate time recording and prompt feeing.
  • Manage your own technical learning and actively contribute to the forum for the exchange of technical knowledge within your team/division.


Qualifications and Experience 

  • 2+ years PQE with relevant commercial real estate 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:
    £47,000 to £65,000 based on experience
  • Division:
    Real Estate
  • Department:
    Real Estate
  • Vacancy Type:
  • Location:
    Edinburgh or Glasgow
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