International Legal Jobs in Private Practice



Filling offshore and international legal jobs requires a particular blend of knowledge and experience. Garfield Robbins has been a market leader in recruiting and relocating lawyers internationally for nearly 20 years. Top ranking International law firms, whether based in the Middle East, Offshore, Asia, Australia or New Zealand, offer a range of international legal vacancies for qualified lawyers or solicitors at all levels, from newly qualified, to mid level and senior assistants, to partners. At each level our clients are seeking individuals who are eager to gain, or who already have, legal experience at an international level.

The core jurisdictions we recruit into include:

• Middle East (Dubai, Abu Dhabi, Doha, Saudi Arabia, Bahrain)

Current Recruitment Market: Despite slowdown in Dubai, the other Middle Eastern economies remain strong with continuing investment in their infrastructure and ambitious growth plans. Abu Dhabi and Doha are quite buoyant while Saudi Arabia and other regional countries are opening up to new opportunities. The influence of the energy sector remains very strong, while projects/infrastructure, construction, IT/telecoms, Islamic finance and, to a lesser extent corporate/funds are busy, and we are also seeing more activity than previously in the litigation/arbitration area.

• Offshore (Jersey, Guernsey, Cayman Islands, British Virgin Islands)

Current Recruitment Market: Lawyers specialising in the areas of banking and finance, corporate finance, funds and trusts will generally find their skills in demand, although there has been a significant slowdown in terms of transactional recruitment for both the Channel Islands and Caribbean due to the current market.  There is a strong demand for talented litigators in the Caribbean, particularly those with insolvency litigation experience.

• Southeast Asia (Hong Kong and Singapore)

Current Recruitment Market: Lawyers specialising in all commercial practice areas will be marketable in the Hong Kong and Singapore, however there has been a significant slowdown in legal recruitment due to the current market, particularly in the transactional areas.  There is strong demand for litigators, particularly shipping litigators, in Singapore at present.

• Australia / New Zealand

Current Recruitment Market: Lawyers specialising in any of the key practice areas (banking and finance; corporate/commercial; energy/resources/projects; construction; IP/IT/telecoms and to a lesser extent commercial litigation) will usually find their skills in demand, however there has been a significant slowdown in recruitment due to the current market. 

For a more detailed discussion on the current International Legal jobs market please contact one of our consultants on +44 (0) 845 671 0199 or email them at info@garfieldrobbins.com.  Any communication will be treated in the strictest confidence.

Here is a selection of our latest international private practice legal jobs:


Latest jobs

MILTON KEYNES - PROPERTY LITIGATION - 2 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly rated major law firm in Milton Keynes. They is seeking someone who is a property litigation specialist with experien...

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS + PQE - MAJOR CITY FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This major City law firm is looking to recruit an additional lawyer to join its well regarded Real Estate team in London. The team advises on all aspects of real estate business including major retail...

Reference:40227GG

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REAL ESTATE - 2 - 9 YEARS' PQE - HIGHLY RATED CITY LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This mid-size City law firm are currently hiring for their highly regarded 3-Partner Commercial Real Estate team at the 2 to 9 PQE levels. They are seeking individuals with broad-ranging Commercial R...

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PENSIONS - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE - MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

The firm provides a level of legal insight, commercial sense and quality of service that is highly respected within the profession. The firm's pensions team is expert in setting up, reconstructing and...

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SHARE SCHEMES - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £78,000

This leading practice is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its team in London. The successful candidate should have experience f...

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PENSIONS - NQ - 2 YEARS PQE - LEADING CITY FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly regarded City firm is now seeking to recruit a newly qualified pensions lawyer to join its team. The team deals with a broad range of matters, including investment schemes, pension funds, ...

Reference:38933T

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PENSIONS - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Our client is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its closely-knit team in London. This well regarded pensions team operate throughout the UK advising on all aspects of pensions law and...

Reference:40637G

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JERSEY - PENSIONS / EMPLOYEE BENEFITS - 3 YEARS + PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

One of the top offshore law firms is seeking an experienced Pensions / Employee Benefits Lawyer to join their market leading practice on Jersey. They are seeking a Sol...

Reference:40729R

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SHIPPING LITIGATION - SENIOR ASSOCIATE / PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY REGARDED CITY PRACTICE

Our boutique law firm client is looking to recruit a senior associate / partner to join its well regarded practice in London. They offer a stunning name in the...

Reference:40234G

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MARINE AND INTERNATIONAL TRADE PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This international law firm offers one of the world's leading marine law practices with a one-stop shop across the shipping, offshore and commodity sectors. The client list is unbeatable and the stren...

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SHIPPING FINANCE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE - LEADING FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading law firm in their London team. The successful candidate will be a UK qualified lawyer with experience in asset fina...

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INSURANCE LITIGATION - 2 - 5 YEARS PQE - COMPETITIVE SALARY

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Our client is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its team to work on financial disputes. The team is made up of 42 partners and fee earners across the firm handling a range of risks in...

Reference:40025G

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INSURANCE / REGULATORY - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Our client is looking to recruit an additional associate to focus on non contentious insurance work and, in particular, provide advice to insurers in respect of the regulatory and compliance framework...

Reference:40724G

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ENERGY / PROJECT FINANCE - 3- 7 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP RENEWABLES PRACTICE / EXCELLENT PROSPECTS

This highly respected mid-size City law firm has an impressive Finance practice, and is seeking a further Associate to focus on large scale Ene...

Reference:40573RR

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SHIPPING / AVIATION FINANCE - 2-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY RATED CITY LAW FIRM

This mid-size law firm have one of the leading Asset Finance practices within the City, and are currently hiring for their team at the 2 to 5 PQE levels. They are...

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CORPORATE - 4 - 7 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £83,500

This well respected City / international law firm is looking for a senior corporate associate to join their busy London team. The work they unde...

Reference:40592RR

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CONSTRUCTION - 4 YEARS' + PQE - LEADING UK LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top national UK law firm is looking to recruit a transactional Construction lawyer to join their market leading team in London. The role will entail working as a member of one of UK's top develo...

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PROPERTY INVESTMENT - 4 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £79,000

This top UK law firm is seeking to recruit a senior associate to join their highly rated Real Estate team in London. The firm is looking for someon...

Reference:40549RB

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ASSET BACKED FINANCE - 4 YEARS' + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000

This leading UK law firm is looking to recruit an Asset Backed Finance lawyer to join its team in London. The team advises a broad range of funders...

Reference:40703R

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FINANCIAL REGULATION - 1 YEAR' + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £64,000

A top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit a non-contentious Financial Services lawyer to join their highly rated team in London. The group p...

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EMPLOYMENT PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING WEST END FIRM - GREENFIELD SITE

This highly regarded law firm is finally letting the market know the secrets of its unique success. Their profile is growing and is starting to match...

Reference:38204G

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CORPORATE - 4 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK/INTERNATIONAL FIRM - SALARY FROM £85,000

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a technically excellent and highly entrepreneurial lawyer to join this major UK / International law...

Reference:40288GM

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CORPORATE AND CORORATE FINANCE - 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £78,200

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading team in London. The practice advise on the world's largest and m...

Reference:40412GM

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE - SALARY FROM £69,500

This Magic Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its real estate team in London. The team specialise in providing commerci...

Reference:40785GG

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PRIVATE CLIENT PARTNER - GREENFIELD SITE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

If you are looking for a successful small to medium sized practice that has a depth of ultra high net worth clients waiting to be tapped; that has a tried and tested counter-cyclical model with great ...

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MATRIMONIAL PARTNER - LEADING WEST END FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a family partner to join this leading West End law firm. The successful candidate must have extensive experience with high net worth individuals and be looking ...

Reference:38482GG

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JERSEY - TRUSTS LITIGATION - ASSOCIATE/SENIOR ASSOCIATE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

2-6 YEARS' PQE

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate or senior associate to join their market leading trusts litigation team on Jersey.

The firm has ...

Reference:40697G

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EXETER - REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly regarded law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its team in Exeter. The work on offer is of the highest quality and involves working closely with the lead partner a...

Reference:40763GG

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MARINE & INTERNATIONAL TRADE - 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING FIRM - SALARY FROM £68,000

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading law firm in London. The successful applicant should have general Ship...

Reference:40799G

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REAL ESTATE - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING FIRM - SALARY FROM £68,000

Our client is seeking to recruit an associate to join its real estate team in London. Applicants should have a broad range of real estate investment, real...

Reference:40798G

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LITIGATION / REGULATORY PSL - 6 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK/INTERNATIONAL FIRM

This major UK / international law firm is seeking to recruit a lead Professional Support Lawyer (PSL) to manage and direct, in conjunction with the Litigation & ...

Reference:40797G

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DUBAI - GENERAL PSL - 5 YEAR + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

Our client is looking to recruit a professional support lawyer to join their team in Dubai. The role will entail providing a bro...

Reference:40795R

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DUBAI - CORPORATE PSL - 5 YEAR + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a professional support lawyer to join this highly regarded team in Dubai. This is a Corp...

Reference:40794R

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DCM / PROJECT FINANCE - 4 YEARS' PQE - SILVER CIRCLE LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This Silver Circle law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly rated team in London. The role will involve assisting a partner and senior associate in advising on all asp...

Reference:40796R

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CORPORATE TAX - 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £75,000

This top national law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their highly rated Tax team in London. The large and well-establis...

Reference:40771R

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This top offshore law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded legal practice on Jersey in the Channel Islands. Applicants will need to have gained experience in ...

Reference:40439R

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 5 YEARS + PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

This premier off-shore law firm is looking to recruit a senior solicitor to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team on Jersey. Applicants should have a st...

Reference:40523RB

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS - NQ - 1 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior associate, who wishes to specialise in offshore Corporate and Finance matters, to join this highly leading offshore law firm on Guernsey. Applicants mu...

Reference:40531R

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL PROPERTY - 3 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

A very unusual opportunity has arisen for a Commercial Real Estate lawyer at 3-4pqe to join this highly rated law firm on Guernsey. The role will cover all aspects of commercial and residential proper...

Reference:40764RR

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EXETER - REAL ESTATE - 4 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly regarded team in Exeter. This growing team has a highly-developed practice, and requires a mid-level solicitor who c...

Reference:40677GM

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 0 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

TOP TIER UK / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £59,000 (TAX FREE)

This major firm is seeking to further develop its presence in the Middle Eastern region and has a great opportunity for an addition...

Reference:40734G

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CORPORATE - 2-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £75,000

Our client is looking to recruit an additional Corporate lawyer to join their highly rated practice in London. The position will entail taking o...

Reference:40791R

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION - 1-3 YEARS' + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

The Doha office of this top UK firm is seeking an additional lawyer to join their small, but well-established local team, and he...

Reference:40497RR

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION - 1-3 YEARS' + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this major UK / ME law firm in its Dubai office. The fir...

Reference:40691R

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DUBAI - EMPLOYMENT - 1 YEAR PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)

Due to continuing growth of their top-level practice, this major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking an additional Employment lawyer to j...

Reference:40690RR

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DUBAI - BANKING / ASSET FINANCE - 2 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000 (TAX FREE)

This UK Magic Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded team in Dubai. The finance team...

Reference:40789G

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DUBAI - INVESTMENT FUNDS - 1 - 3 YEARS' PQE - TOP INT'L LAW FIR

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior funds lawyer to join this thriving and highly regarded Dubai team. A main focus of the role will be on fund formation, which will involve advice on fun...

Reference:40790R

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 2 - 3 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK/INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000 (TAX FREE)

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this top international law firm in Dubai. The role ...

Reference:40731RB

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DUBAI & RIYADH - CORPORATE PSL ROLES - UK MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

A UK Magic Circle Law Firm is seeking two corporate PSLs at 2+PQE to join their market leading Middle Eastern practice. The Dubai role entails working alongside their current PSL, while the Riyadh pos...

Reference:40618RR

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DUBAI - FINANCE - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £78,500 (TAX FREE)

This Magic Circle UK law firm has been in the region for over 25 years and is looking to build on its Middle-Eastern practice by recruitin...

Reference:40651RR

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