Glasgow or Edinburgh - Associate, Real Estate

PQE: 1-4
Term: Permanent
Reports to: Partner
Practice group: Real Estate
Location: Glasgow or Edinburgh
Purpose of role

This role will involve working with a dynamic team within a top-ranked Real Estate practice in delivering specific projects for key clients of the practice.

The ideal candidate will have between 1 to 4 years PQE and be a proactive and versatile individual who enjoys working in a large organisation.  

  • Carry out client instructions, coordinate and liaise with other Dentons lawyers as required
  • Draft documentation and predominantly email correspondence to clients/other solicitors
  • Complete all necessary administration documentation, e.g. time recording
  • Draft fee notes, liaise with administrative support staff and support other fee earners as necessary
  • To be able to work with minimum supervision, ensuring deadlines are met and high quality work is produced
Required experience, skills and attributes
  • A proven ability within Real Estate, with experience of transactional sale/purchase, leasing and portfolio management and general commercial property work including title review
  • Ability to apply own legal initiative as an integral member of the team
  • Proven ability to communicate well at all levels
  • Proven ability to organise and prioritise effectively
  • Able to demonstrate flexibility and ability to adapt to change
  • Proven ability to solve problems and deal with clients matters
  • Proactive and versatile approach to work

Personal Qualities

  • Teamwork - Maintains productive and harmonious relationships within own team and across the firm to achieve objectives. Promotes team based working and shares knowledge
  • Communication - Communicates clearly, concisely and effectively, both verbally and in writing
  • Adaptability to change - Is receptive to changing requirements in the job and the firm. Adapts approach to meet new priorities and able to promote new ideas and improvements
  • Customer focus - Proactive in identifying and addressing the needs of clients and internal customers to ensure the delivery of valuable and efficient services
  • Problem Solving - Analyses problems and information, evaluates options and risks in order to identify the most appropriate solutions. Bases decisions on sound judgement and initiative
  • Achievement - Displays a high degree of commitment and purpose in pursuing objectives. Prioritises plans and organises workload. Focused and energetic in ensuring tasks are carried through to successful completion
  • Personal Effectiveness - Projects confidence, self-motivation and enthusiasm. Displays a positive attitude and demonstrates self-control when under pressure
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 which 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 recruitment.matters@dentons.comEnquiries only please, applications will not be accepted via email.

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