Commercial Associate Aberdeen

Addleshaw Goddard
Contract Type
Practice Area
NQ, 0-2 yrs
Our Commercial team is a national group, working in each AG office in the UK and internationally. Ranked as a Tier 1 practice in Legal 500, we work with some the best known brands in the country.

Job Description

The Commercial Group and the Firm

The Scotland team consists of 11 fee earners across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Aberdeen, including 2 Partners and we are looking to grow. The team regularly advises FTSE100 and 250 clients in the firm's key sectors which includes retail and consumer, healthcare, financial services ,transport and energy sectors (with a particular focus on oil and gas work) -  we also have a thriving digital and sports practice.

The team supports clients on a variety of work ranging from large complex deals and strategic high profile legal advice to day to day business as usual work. We cover the full range of commercial legal work from contract and outsourcing requirements, non-contentious IP advice, competition and procurement law issues to data protection, freedom of information and consumer contracts. No day is the same!

Our Requirements

We are looking for someone who is a team player and would relish the opportunity to work on national and international commercial work advising clients in our chosen sectors.

You will be expected to be able to manage your own workload with help from supporting partners, handling a spread of commercial work as and when needed by clients. 

At this stage in your career you may have developed an interest in a particular area of Commercial law and we will encourage you to develop that further. You will also maintain a broader workload to provide variety to your work and flexibility for the team.

We would also look for someone who would be keen to develop technology solutions with our firm's award winning Legal Technologists to deliver advice to clients in a way that challenges the norms of legal practice.

Travel across our offices is expected from time to time and we actively encourage flexible working

Knowledge, skills and experience required

We would expect that you will have gained some experience in a comparable practice or worked in an in house role.

You will have demonstrated good technical and analytical skills, a keen intellect and a commercial mindset.

You should be able to demonstrate that you are able to provide pragmatic, robust and tailored advice and can communicate advice not only in writing but also to clients in meetings and calls.

The successful candidate will have:

You will have:

  • Excellent academic achievement with a minimum 2:1 degree
  • Experience gained within a comparable environment and at an appropriate level, ideally NQ to 2 PQE.
  • Desire and ability to develop strong working relationships with clients and colleagues
  • Clear understanding and working experience of the operation and structure of a commercial law firm and the needs of the client



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