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

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...

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REAL ESTATE - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly rated Real Estate team in London. The role will cover a broad range of varied and inter...

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GENERAL BANKING & FINANCE - 4 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY FIRM
This highly rated mid-size City law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their Banking team. This is an excellent career opportunity, offering a collegiate and suppo...

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE / FINANCING - 2 YEARS + PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM
This leading international firm is looking to recruit an experienced Corporate/Financing associate. They are keen to hear from people with experience gained in the UK, Austra...

Reference:37384G

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REAL ESTATE - 2-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM

This top tier international law firm is seeking to recruit a further associate to assist in the development of their leading Real Estate practice in Lon...

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REAL ESTATE - PROFESSIONAL SUPPORT LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LONDON - MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM
Our client is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded real estate team in London. This is arguably the dominant global practice. T...

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ-3 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an associate to join this leading offshore law firm on Guernsey. Our client's pre-eminent litigation practice in the Cayman Islands, Guernsey and Jersey advises...

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GUERNSEY - FUNDS - 4 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

This highly rated offshore law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their market leading Funds team on Guernsey. They advise on the formatio...

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FUNDS - 5+ PQE (6 MONTH FTC)

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT

A great opportunity has arisen for a Senior Investment Funds Associate to join this major offshore law firm, on a short term contract to work with one of ...

Reference:41047R

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 5+ YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NATIONAL FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
This leading national UK law firm are seeking an additional senior associate to join their highly rated Banking and Real Estate Finance team in London. On the ...

Reference:41220R

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BANKING - 2 - 4 PQE - MAJOR INT'L LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £72,000

Our client is seeking to recruit two further Associates to join their highly rated Banking & Finance team in London. Applicants should ideally have a background in eithe...

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CONSTRUCTION AND ENGINEERING - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE FIRM
This well regarded, mid-sized City firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly rated Construction team to undertake a mixed Contentious and Non-Contentious workload...

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JERSEY - FUNDS - NQ-6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This top ranked offshore law firm is seeking two further associates to join their market leading Funds team on Jersey. The firm is looking for people who have trained / ...

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE / FUNDS - 0 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

Due to further growth, this highly rated offshore law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join their market leading team on Guernsey. This is a ...

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CORPORATE PARTNER / PARTNER DESIGNATE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

WEST END FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a corporate partner or senior associate to join this well regarded and very successful boutique West End practice. On offer is an established...

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CORPORATE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our highly regarded boutique client is looking to recruit an ambitious corporate lawyer to join their closely knit team. The range of work on offer is very broad with a dive...

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM
This award-winning offshore firm is leading the pack in the Channel Islands and growing internationally. They are currently looking to recruit a talented corporate lawyer t...

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CORPORATE - COMMERCIAL - ENERGY 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

CORPORATE - COMMERCIAL - ENERGY 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly regarded team in Exeter. Our leading regional client has...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 2 - 4 YEARS + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US / INT'L FIRM - EXCELLENT TAX FREE PACKAGE

This premier US firm is rapidly growing its Middle Eastern practice, and seeks an additional associate with top flight corporate experi...

Reference:40757G

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LUXEMBOURG - BANKING/CORPORATE- 1 - 2 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM

This award-winning firm is really leading the field for offshore work at the moment. It has experienced considerable growth in the past two years and is looking to ma...

Reference:41219G

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DUBAI - PROJECT FINANCE - 2 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice


A fabulous opportunity now exists for an experienced lawyer to join this increasingly dominant international firm in the dynamic economic hub of the UAE. Our client is acknowledged as a market l...

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE US LAW FIRM
This real estate practice offers a very established London practice with a strong international business and a highly impressive calling card. The team handle real estate ma...

Reference:41208G

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REAL ESTATE - NQ - 1 YEAR PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Our leading National client is looking to recruit an associate to join their commercial property team in their dynamic and closely-knit London office. They are seeking a bright, enthusiastic and hardw...

Reference:41216G

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION - 3-4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM

This top international law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their market leading Middle Eastern Construction team. The role will focus on...

Reference:40600RR

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - NQ-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK / INT'L LAW FIRM

This top tier international law firm is seeking further associates to assist in the development of their market leading Real Estate Finance practice in London. The ...

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CONSTRUCTION - 2-3 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY PRACTICE
This top UK / international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their market leading Construction team in London. This particular role will focus...

Reference:41166RB

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CORPORATE (M&A / ECM) - 2 - 5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
This top UK / international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their Corporate team in London. The group specialises in international cap...

Reference:40595RR

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MILTON KEYNES - IT / IP - 5 - 7 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this top law firm in Milton Keynes. Their Commercial team undertakes a range of top end work, including high value supply and pr...

Reference:41206G

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REAL ESTATE - 4 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM
This top national UK law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly rated Real Estate team in London. They act for investors, developers and corporate occu...

Reference:41214R

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RESTRUCTURING & INSOLVENCY - NQ-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL LAW FIRM
This leading national UK law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly rated restructuring & Insolvency team in London. The role will entail advising len...

Reference:41215R

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 7 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

INTERNATIONAL FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly regarded team in London. The team delivers comprehensive interdisciplinary real estat...

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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:40785GM

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GUILDFORD - REAL ESTATE PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional partner to join this leading regional law firm. This firm and team have an excellent track record of attracting ca...

Reference:39324GG

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CORPORATE (M&A / ECM) - 2 - 5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
This top UK / international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their Corporate team in London. The group specialises in international cap...

Reference:40595RB

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ABU DHABI - CONSTRUCTION - 1+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INT'L LAW FIRM

This top international law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their market leading Middle Eastern Construction team. The role will focus on non-con...

Reference:41189RR

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / BANKING - NQ

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior associate to join this major off-shore law firm on Jersey. The firm are seeking individuals with strong Corporate and ...

Reference:40223RR

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS - NQ - 3 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 work, to join this leading offshore law firm on Guernsey. Applicants must have ex...

Reference:40531RR

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DUBAI - REAL ESTATE / HOSPITALITY - 1 - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME PRACTICE - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
This major UK / ME law firm is seeking to recruit a further associate to join their Real Estate team in Dubai. Applicants would need experience an...

Reference:40949RR

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DUBAI - ISLAMIC FINANCE - 1-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Finance associate to join this premier international law firm, to focus on cutting edge Islamic Finance deals in Dubai. Their ...

Reference:41044R

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IT & MEDIA LITIGATION - 1+ PQE (6-12 MONTH FTC)

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING LAW FIRM

This top national UK law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an associate to join their London office on a contract basis. This specialist disputes team works with ...

Reference:41212R

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CORPORATE - 2 - 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

FASHION & REAL ESTATE SECTORS
Our client is seeking to recruit a further Corporate associate to join their highly rated team. The role is primarily acting on investment transactions in the fashi...

Reference:41211G

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER CITY PRACTICE

This premier City law practice is looking to recruit additional associates to join its highly regarded and busy real estate team. The team focus is primarily on invest...

Reference:40585G

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

WEST-END PROPERTY FIRM
This well regarded West-End law firm is looking to recruit a further commercial property partner to join their team. They are particularly seeking an individual with a stro...

Reference:35580GM

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CONSTRUCTION NON-CONTENTIOUS - 2 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE

This Magic Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its specialised Construction team in London. The ideal candidate will be involved in high prof...

Reference:41173GG

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CONSTRUCTION NON-CONTENTIOUS - 0 - 2 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE

This Magic Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its specialised Construction team in London. The ideal candidate will be involved in high prof...

Reference:41172GG

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MATRIMONIAL PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING WEST END FIRM
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 ...

Reference:38482GG

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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 the h...

Reference:38204GG

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CORPORATE - 5 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our highly regarded boutique client is looking to recruit an ambitious corporate lawyer to join their closely knit team. The range of work on offer is very broad with a dive...

Reference:41158GM

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CORPORATE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our highly regarded boutique client is looking to recruit an ambitious corporate lawyer to join their closely knit team. The range of work on offer is very broad with a dive...

Reference:40883GM

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PRIVATE CLIENT PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

GREENFIELD SITE

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...

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