Assistant Solicitor


Simpson & Marwick is one of Scotland’s longest standing and most trusted law firms, having opened its first office in Edinburgh in 1886.  Our long standing should not be mistaken for a staid approach to delivering legal services, in fact it is quite the contrary. Where technology and modern working practises make it easier for our clients to work with us, we embrace them and ensure we are always at the vanguard of our profession.

This is an exciting opportunity to join a growing and ambitious team. You will be reporting to the Head of Conveyancing and Director in the Edinburgh team, supporting them in developing new business opportunities as well as maintaining established relationships with clients and contacts.

In this role you will:

  • Assist with transactions as well as running transactions and carrying out all aspects of residential conveyancing with minimal supervision with paralegal assistance. This will include (but not restricted to) purchase and sale.
  • Identify and manage risk effectively in your work. This includes (but not restricted to) Anti-Money Laundering, Source of Funds, and Source of Wealth requirements.
  • Provide advice and guidance to clients and colleagues in the Estate Agency team on general conveyancing matters and transactions.

We are looking for someone with experience in residential property in similar conveyancing role, preferably in Edinburgh. With strong organisational skills, you will have good technical knowledge and attention to detail and may have had some experience of using new and emerging technology in the delivery of legal services.

Ideally you will have 6 months PQE experience in residential conveyancing but we are interested to hear from trainees who have spent at least 6 months in a residential conveyancing/plot sales seat. A good grasp of LBTT legislation and requirements is required.

If you enjoy working in a friendly team but have the initiative, drive and ability to work on own we’d love to hear from you. Please send your CV and covering letter to

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Simpson & Marwick is the trading name of Moray Legal Limited (MLL), a company registered in Scotland under number SC459802, with its registered office at 5 Renfield Street, Glasgow, G2 5EZ. MLL is authorised and regulated by the Law Society of Scotland. A list of Directors is available at the Companies House website or from our registered office