Corporate Associate

Edinburgh – £70,000 - £80,000

Corporate Associate
Edinburgh

A Corporate Associate is required for a rewarding opportunity with a top 50 law firm. The role will be based in the Edinburgh and offers a basic salary of up to £70,000.

The Corporate team deals with a range of complex matters including private and public M&A, private equity, investments, venture capital, joint ventures, corporate restructuring, and recovery. You will be undertaking general Corporate work with a range of FTSE 250 and private equity clients and other large national and local clients. 

Key Responsibilities:
  • Provide expert legal advice and strategic guidance to clients on corporate transactions.
  • Draft, review, and negotiate a variety of corporate agreements and documents.
  • Conduct due diligence investigations and risk assessments.
  • Manage client relationships and deliver exceptional client service.
  • Work collaboratively with partners, associates, and support staff to achieve team goals.
  • Stay abreast of legal developments and industry trends.
Requirements:
  • Qualified solicitor with 4-6 years of PQE in corporate law, gained at a reputable law firm.
  • Strong technical expertise in corporate transactions, including M&A, joint ventures, and private equity.
  • Excellent drafting, negotiation, and analytical skills.
  • Proven ability to manage complex matters independently and as part of a team.
  • Exceptional client management and communication skills.
  • Commitment to delivering high-quality work and meeting deadlines.
To apply, please submit your resume for immediate consideration.

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Aqsa Shafi

Recruitment Consultant
0161 233 6360

aqsa@douglas-scott.co.uk

1. What were you doing before you joined Douglas Scott Legal Recruitment?

Prior to starting at Douglas Scott, I graduated from The University of Strathclyde with a Psychology degree. I then joined another legal recruitment firm in Manchester where I focused on the Chicago legal market for 10 months.

2. What are you most looking forward to in your new role?

I am looking forward to getting to know the team at Douglas Scott. I am also excited to gain expertise in a new legal market hopefully making lots of successful placements!

3. If you weren’t in recruitment what would you be doing?

If I didn’t go into recruitment, I would have most likely completed my master’s in forensic psychology and pursued a career in that field.

4. Tell us something that people might not know about you?

Something people might not know is I was born and raised in Edinburgh, Scotland.


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Job Spec:

  • Area of Law: Corporate Law
  • Type: Solicitor / FILEX
  • Salary: £70,000 - £80,000
  • Term: Permanent
  • Location: Edinburgh
  • Reference: J77569-1

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