Residential Conveyancing Solicitor (Edinburgh / Flexible)

Contract Type
Practice Area
Residential Conveyancing
Excellent salary for the right person
Residential Conveyancing Solicitor (Edinburgh / Flexible) Minimum 4YR PQE

Job Description

Gibson Kerr is a long established, Central Edinburgh, legal practice with an established client base, specialising in family law, personal law, residential conveyancing and estate agency.  The business is a four-partner firm, with eight other qualified solicitors. Our main office is at Randolph Crescent, Edinburgh and we have a smaller Glasgow office at 1 West Regent Street. The role is based in our Edinburgh office but we also offer scope for some flexible/agile working. We are a small team of specialists in our individual areas and our emphasis is on providing a quality, personal service to our clients. 

The firm is looking for a solicitor with a minimum of 4 years post qualifying experience who specialises in residential conveyancing and who wishes to take a leading role in driving this part of business forward. The role has partnership prospects for the right person.

This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career within a supportive environment. The successful candidate will have their own caseload and be required to help develop an already expanding department. They will report to Head of Property, Scott Rasmusen. 

The person will have a good working knowledge of the relevant law and experience in a client facing role and have good communication skills.  They will be enthusiastic, bright and cheerful – someone who will have a good rapport with clients, colleagues and other solicitors. They will be hardworking and confident. An ability to deliver sound advice to clients in a confident and professional manner is essential.  A willingness to promote the services of the business when suitable opportunities arise is important. Management experience would be a definite advantage.

To apply you should send your CV and contact details to Reema Fida at Gibson Kerr at or telephone on 0131 226 9164 for more information.

Closing date for applications:  31st January 2024

Interviews are expected to take place:  early – mid February 2024

Qualifications and Skills:   

Required:                              Qualified solicitor in Scotland

                                               Experience of sale and purchase residential conveyancing and LBTT.

                                               Experience of residential estate agency

                                              Ability to work without supervision.

                                              Ability to work as part of a small team.

                                              Computer literate – MS Word, Excel, Internet, email.

                                                Excellent verbal and written communication skills.

Desirable:                              Touch typing or

                                              Experience of using Dragon Dictate/NaturallySpeaking

Applicant Profile

  • Able to create good rapport with clients, colleagues, and staff at other firms.
  • Good technical conveyancer
  • Team player.
  • Excellent attention to detail.
  • Willing to learn new tasks and firm procedures.
  • Pro-active in helping to expand the department.
  • Pro-active in developing new, more efficient administrative procedures.
  • Prepared to perform all aspects of the job conscientiously.
  • Prepared to take responsibility for actions.
  • Prepared to take the initiative where an opportunity arises in relation to getting new business.
  • Prepared to take on a management responsibility.
  • Prepared to take on partnership responsibilities.
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