If you are a qualified solicitor or an experienced paralegal and you are interested in joining Shepherd and Wedderburn but cannot see the opportunity that you are looking for, please feel free to contact Lucy Cochrane so that we can let you know when a suitable vacancy comes up in the future. All contact will be treated with complete discretion.

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Edinburgh Office

We are currently recruiting for Document Management Assistants to join the facilities team based in Edinburgh on a temporary (6 months) basis. 

The successful candidate will assist in the delivery of the services aligned within the Document Management department throughout the firm. 

  • Record Documents on systems

  • Collect boxes and documents within the office and ensuring systems are updated before returning them to storage 

  • Processing documents for sending offsite

  • Scanning documents and electronic filing 

    ...
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Marc.McRae@shepwedd.com

Glasgow Office

We are seeking a Paralegal to join our Restructuring and Business Advisory team in Glasgow.

The successful candidate will join as a Paralegal in our corporate division, supporting the restructuring and business advisory team. The role will include supporting the restructuring and business advisory fee earners with security reviews, insolvency appointment documentation, demand letters and reservation of rights letters, updating precedent suites, research, monitoring and administration.

We are ideally looking for a candidate with paralegal experience but will also consider...

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Carlyn.Meaney@shepwedd.com

Edinburgh Office

We currently have a role for a Newly Qualified – 2 years’ PQE Solicitor within our Real Estate Team based in Edinburgh. 

The role will comprise a mix of commercial real estate work including:

  • Property telecoms work for our telecoms clients, which will include ongoing management of their portfolio of phone mast sites and acquisitions of additional sites.  This will also include working with our property telecoms team on large volume project specific site acquisitions....
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orla.dixon@shepwedd.com

Aberdeen Office

We are currently recruiting for an IT Support Assistant in our Aberdeen Office (we would also consider applications for Edinburgh).

Main duties of the role include:

  • Providing 1st and 2nd line application, OS and hardware support for internal and remote workers. 
  • Resolving user issues in a timely fashion and to escalate with relevant details where appropriate. 
  • Contributing to the development and documentation of IT procedures and processes.
  • Installing, configuring, testing and deploying software and hardware. 
  • Acting as a technical...
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orla.dixon@shepwedd.com

Edinburgh Office

We are currently recruiting for a Development Engineer to join the firm's Development and Applications team, part of the broader IT function. This team of six is responsible for all aspects the Firm’s applications ensuring they operate efficiently and deliver business value.  It reports to the Head of Technology and will contribute to our Smarter Working initiative – the Firm’s programme to innovate around legal service delivery with process, technology and people.

The main purpose of this role is as follows:...

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orla.dixon@shepwedd.com

Edinburgh Office

We are currently looking for a PA to join our PTE team in Edinburgh.

The role would be to provide effective and efficient PA and secretarial support to primary fee earner together with secretarial support to other additional fee earners where allocated.

Previous experience in Private Client work is preferable however it is not mandatory.

This is a full-time, permanent post. To submit an application for this position and to view full details of the role, please click ...

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Marc.McRae@shepwedd.com

Edinburgh Office

We are currently recruiting an Accounts Assistant (Accounts Payable) to join our busy Cashroom within our Finance team. 

The main duties of the role include but are not limited to processing invoices through the firm's accounts payable system; processing and arranging payments of expense claims; creation and upkeep of all vendor records and prepration of the firm's weekly supplier payment run. 

We are looking for an individual who has a keen eye for detail, strong interpersonal skills and ability to work under pressure. Knowledge of the Law Society of Scotland and SRA...

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Carlyn.Meaney@shepwedd.com

London Office

We are currently recruiting for a newly qualified/ junior solicitor to join our English Property Unit team. 

The role will provide support to the London-based team which forms part of our English Property Unit, whether assisting with English work generated within Scotland or work referred to the team by our London office. Day-to-day work within the team is varied and the role will include landlord and tenant work, in addition to junior assistance with cross-divisional matters in which the EPU plays a key role e.g. real estate and development finance transactions, insolvency...

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Vikki.VanGraan@shepwedd.com

Edinburgh Office

We are currently looking for an Senior Learning & Development Executive to join our busy HR team.  The role will manage the Firm's learning and development activities and lead the Firm's graduate recruitment processes.

Candidates must have at least three years' experience in a similar role, preferably within the professional services industry.

To see the job sepcification for the role and details on how to apply please follow this link.

We welcome...

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Carlyn.Meaney@shepwedd.com

Edinburgh Office

We are currently recruiting for a 0-4 PQE Solicitor to join our Rural Property Team.

This role will include the provision of effective legal service to clients of the firm, using knowledge, understanding and experience to advise on rural property transactions. This will include the sale and purchase of farms, estates and forestry, advising landlords and tenants on agricultural tenancies and dealing with renewable energy developments. 

The successful candidate will be able to...

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orla.dixon@shepwedd.com

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