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Commercial Solicitor

Job Description

Opportunity for a Commercial Solicitor

A Dynamic Commercial team, based in the Scottish Government legal Directorate is currently seeking a highly skilled Commercial Solicitor. This role offers the unique opportunity to contribute to high-quality work streams advising on commercial matters for the Scottish Ministers. The successful candidate will be based in the vibrant city of Edinburgh, with the flexibility of remote working.

Role Overview

The Commercial Solicitor position is a full-time role, expected to last a minimum of 12 months, with the possibility of extension up to 23 months. The role involves providing expert advice on general commercial matters, with a particular focus on public sector work. The successful applicant will enjoy a degree of autonomy in advising on large commercial projects and negotiating/revising commercial contract documentation.

Key Requirements

  • A solid understanding of public and administrative law in Scotland, or a strong willingness to learn.
  • Scottish qualified and registered on the Law society of Scotland with a current practising certificate.
  • Demonstrated experience in advising on general commercial matters
  • Ability to work autonomously on large commercial projects.
  • Excellent negotiation and documentation skills.
  • BPSS level clearance will have to be completed


  • mainly remote working
  • Negotiable Salary
  • working with an established team

How to Apply

If you are a qualified Commercial Solicitor looking for a challenging and rewarding role within a supportive team, please submit your CV to or call 01772208969 for more information. We do also have a referral bonus of up to £250 so please pass on this information if you know someone else looking for work.