Solicitor / Associate, Real Estate / Land and Rural Business

Contract Type
Practice Area
Real Estate, Rural Property
Based in Edinburgh or Glasgow
0-2 yrs, 3 -4 yrs, 5+ yrs
Solicitor or Associate level opportunities, Real Estate / Land and Rural Business

Job Description


Odell Milne, Partner


We have exciting opportunities for Solicitor or Associate level candidates to join the Land & Rural Business team within the Real Estate department in Edinburgh or Glasgow.  We are keen to attract candidates who may have taken time out from law and are looking for a supportive team to join which can offer flexibility and part time working.

The Land & Rural Business sector is a vibrant and exciting part of the Scottish economy that is constantly changing and requires solicitors that can adapt to clients’ needs and expectations. Our aim is to be the ‘Go-to firm’ acting for estates, farming and rural businesses, lenders, funders, developers and public sector organisations across Scotland. We already have the largest dedicated team in this sector offering not only market leading legal but also first rate strategic and commercial advice. 


  • With guidance and support, the role holder will have the opportunity to experience a wide range of work as follows:
  • Purchase, sale and funding of estates
  • Ongoing management of large estates to include: agricultural holdings work, plot sales, trustee conveyancing, minerals
  • Commercial and non-commercial development relating to large estates (including small and large scale renewables projects and residential developments)
  • Purchase, sale and management of sporting interests including salmon fishings and grouse moors
  • Purchase, sale and funding of farms and related farming activities (such as contract farming  agreements)
  • Support for various commercial property transactions that are being managed by associates within the Land & Rural Business team
  • Be aware of Brodies’ information security policies, and protect information assets from unauthorised access, disclosure, modification, destruction or interference at all times.


  • Previous experience of working in property is essential, we will consider applications from those who have taken time away from law
  • Committed to highest level of client care and service – always go the extra mile for clients
  • Works to understand the department’s key clients, the industry they operate in and the challenges they face
  • Committed to taking personal responsibility to learn on the job and keep knowledge up to date
  • Excellent attention to detail
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Communicates in a clear and concise way
  • Adapts style of communication appropriately when dealing with colleagues and clients
  • Research skills
  • Takes responsibility for own transactions and advice, subject to supervision
  • Ability to deal with competing priorities and meet deadlines
  • Shows understanding of clients’ needs, and tailors advice appropriately
  • Genuine interest and enthusiasm for rural property work


  • Self motivated and driven
  • Prepared, organised and able to prioritise
  • Commercial and Profit Focussed
  • Conduct and communication skills
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