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Glasgow or Edinburgh - Associate, Dispute Resolution

Glasgow or Edinburgh
Closing date
1 Dec 2022

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Vacancy Type
Solicitors – Private Practice
Contract Type
Practice Area
Litigation & Dispute Resolution, Commercial Litigation
Experience Level
0-2yrs PQE, 2-5yrs PQE
Role Classification
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Job Details

Purpose of role

This a fantastic opportunity for an experienced litigator (approximately 3 to 6 years PQE) to join our talented Dispute Resolution team in Scotland.

The successful candidate will have significant experience in commercial litigation and/or property litigation, strong client relationship skills, experience supervising a talented team of lawyers, and the ability and desire to develop and grow an existing portfolio of enviable clients.

This position offers exceptional career prospects with the world's largest law firm. We would be keen to hear from anyone with broad commercial litigation experience or specifically property litigation experience. Experience outside of these areas will also be considered.

Hybrid – Your place of work is one of our offices, however there is no minimum (or maximum) number of days you must work from this office. We give you the freedom to decide with your team how efficiently and effectively you can deliver the best service to our clients, work with your colleagues, and progress your own personal development whilst recognizing the need to adjust plans where circumstances require. We encourage you to discuss this with our recruitment team and your interviewers to see how the team you are interviewing with is working. You will be given an allowance to create a workspace in your own home, as well as the kit to utilize the desks at any of our offices.


You will work on a variety of contentious matters for commercial clients across a range of sectors.

You will pursue opportunities to build new client relationships (in cooperation with other departments and teams) and will maintain existing relationships and inspire and support the team to do likewise.

You will contribute to thought leadership and to raising the profile of the firm externally, working as part of a passionate and supportive team on a variety of matters for an enviable client base across a range of sectors.

Required experience, skills and attributes

Technical Skills

  • You will have good experience of either property litigation or commercial litigation in Scotland, gained with a well-regarded team.
  • You will be qualified in Scots law
  • Dual qualification in Scotland and England is desirable but not essential
  • You will possess a strong academic record
  • You have the drive and ambition to develop your full potential

Personal Attributes

  • Dedicated to exceptional client service
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Demonstrates good judgment and resilience skills
  • Shows strong initiative and drive and takes control of own career development
  • A committed team player with a willingness to learn and contribute to the success of the team as a whole

The firm

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner, and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

Diversity & Inclusion

Essential to our success as a global law firm is our ability to attract and retain the best talent from a diverse range of backgrounds. We want a work environment where everyone can reach their potential and we have an inclusive culture that respects individual differences.

We undertake and support a number of internal and external initiatives aimed at increasing diversity within the profession and we encourage all our partners and staff to get involved. We welcome you to learn more about diversity and inclusion at Dentons.

Equal opportunities

Dentons is committed to providing equal opportunities for all. We welcome applications from candidates with disabilities and support those in the workplace who have a disability. Any disability disclosure will be dealt with confidentially and sensitively and if you want to speak directly to a member of our team, please email


If you are interested in applying for this position, we welcome direct applications via our careers page, but if you have any questions beforehand please email – Enquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.

Please note that we will not accept unsolicited CVs sent to the business, nor will we accept any associated terms of business. 


Ashurst is a leading international law firm with world class capability and a prestigious global client base. The firm's in-depth understanding of its clients and commitment to providing exceptional standards of service has seen it become a trusted adviser to local and global corporates, financial institutions and governments on all areas of commercial law. The firm's people are its greatest asset and it brings together lawyers of the highest calibre with the technical knowledge, industry experience and regional know-how to provide the incisive advice clients need.

Ashurst has 25 offices in 15 countries and offers the reach and insight of a global network, combined with the knowledge and understanding of local markets. With 400 partners and 1,200 lawyers working across 10 different time zones, the firm is able to respond to clients wherever and whenever required. As a global team, Ashurst has a reputation for successfully managing large and complex multi-jurisdictional transactions, disputes and projects and delivering outstanding outcomes for clients.

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