Senior Associate (Dispute Resolution) | Aberdein Considine Legal

Senior Associate (Dispute Resolution)

Position type: Full-time/Permanent

Location: Glasgow

Our Dispute Resolution team are looking for a Senior Associate to join their dynamic team. This is a full time position based in our office in the heart of Glasgow. The team, led by Euan McSherry, work across our commercial offices in Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Glasgow, Perth, Stirling and Newcastle, and work closely with our legal departments and branch network throughout Scotland. This is a new and exciting opportunity for a motivated candidate to grow and shape our Glasgow offering.

The position will allow the opportunity for career progression for individuals who demonstrate a willingness and ability to maintain good client relationships, work with specialists across the Firm and participate in business development. The successful candidate will enjoy a high level of client and team interaction, personally managing a varied caseload of Dispute Resolution work.

About us

Aberdein Considine is an award-winning law firm and this is a great opportunity to work in an innovative, challenging and rewarding work environment. In return for your hard work, you will be paid a competitive salary, receive an excellent benefits package and be part of a generous incentive and bonus scheme.


Advising and representing clients, ranging from private individuals and SMEs through to large corporations and FTSE 100 firms, in a variety of court, tribunal, and alternative dispute resolution work. Specialisms to include general commercial litigation, company disputes, breach of contract, commercial real estate litigation, insolvency, professional negligence, and advocacy experience.

An excellent opportunity to work in a supportive, national, team and to collaborate with junior solicitor and commercial colleagues in our Glasgow office in growing our commercial offering to elevate the team’s rankings in the legal directories for litigation, real estate litigation and insolvency work and to progress to Partner.

Job Purpose

  • To ensure clients are provided with the best possible service and advice
  • To secure the best possible outcomes for client
  • To maximise fee income
  • To obtain an excellent reputation amongst clients
  • To assist with promotion and management of Department and Firm

Key Responsibilities

  • Advising clients on a variety of dispute resolution and litigation matters
  • Managing a varied and heavy caseload
  • Meeting client expectations
  • Negotiating settlements and achieving the best possible outcome for clients
  • Representing clients in court hearings, ADR and settlement meetings
  • Drafting legal documents
  • Meeting fee target consistently
  • Working collaboratively with other members of the department to achieve common goals
  • Promoting the department and the Firm through business development
  • Supervising and mentoring junior team members
  • Making cross referrals to colleagues
  • Generally supporting and promoting the Firm




  • LLB, Diploma in Legal Practice



  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills
  • Excellent organisational skills and ability to work in a pressurised environment
  • Team working
  • Strong IT skills
  • Ability to meet strict deadlines



  • Excellent knowledge of dispute resolution and litigation matters
  • Excellent knowledge of Sheriff Court and Court of Session practice and rules
  • Knowledge of alternative dispute resolution forums



  • Excellent interpersonal skills
  • Strong business commerciality awareness
  • Ability to offer practical advice to clients

How Do I Apply?

Online: Application Form

Download: Application Form


Mail: Human Resources Department
Aberdein Considine
5 - 7 Bon-Accord Crescent
AB11 6DN