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

US CORPORATE TAX - NQ-1 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000
Our global law firm client is seeking a further junior Associate to join their highly rated Corporate & International Tax team in London. Their prac...

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PROJECT FINANCE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK/INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £85,000
Our global law firm client is seeking an additional Associate to join their leading energy, infrastructure and project finance team in London. They advis...

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PRIVATE CLIENT PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP WEST-END FIRM - (9-12 MONTH CONTRACT; FT/PT)
This major West-End law firm is seeking an experience Private Client Associate to join them in a PSL capacity on a contract basis over the coming...

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CORPORATE TAX LAWYER - NQ-1 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR WEST- END LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £58,000
Our client is seeking to recruit a further junior Associate to join their highly regarded Corporate Tax team which sits within their thriving corpor...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER (IRAN FOCUS; FARSI SPEAKING) - 4+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Farsi speaking Corporate Associate to join this leading UK / international law firm in their large and thriving Dubai practice. W...

Reference:43436R

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GUERNSEY - BANKING/CORPORATE/FUNDS LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice


This top tier offshore law firm is looking for an additional Associate to join their thriving Guernsey Corporate & Finance practice. The role will be to work as part of their team providing a fu...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE - 3-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000 (TAX 20%)
This top tier offshore law firm has an excellent opportunity for a further Associate to join their market leading Corporate and Finance t...

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GUERNSEY - PENSIONS LAWYER - 4+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING PRACTICE
This leading law firm on Guernsey are seeking an Associate to join their highly rated Pensions practice. They've acted on some of the largest and most complex matters to have ta...

Reference:43433R

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - NQ-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a junior to mid-level Associate to join their market leading Private Client Tax & Trusts team on Jersey. The group provides top-level specialist trust,...

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GUERNSEY - TRUSTS LAWYER - 4+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
This leading law firm on Guernsey are seeking an Associate to join their highly rated Trusts team. They've acted on some of the largest and most complex matters eve...

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION LAWYER - 1-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
Based in the Middle Eastern head-quarters of this leading international firm, you will join a market leader with an enviable reputation, and will have the opportunity t...

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CORPORATE LAWYER PSL (PART-TIME) - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-TIER CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM
This respected mid-tier City & international law firm is seeking an experienced Associate to join their thriving Corporate practice in a PSL position. Their team ...

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ASSET / SHIP FINANCE LAWYER PSL (PART-TIME) - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP SHIPPING FIRM
This highly rated mid-tier City / int'l law firm is seeking an experienced Associate / PSL to support their thriving Asset / Ship Finance practice in London. This will be a br...

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DUBAI - SHIPPING FINANCE LAWYER - NQ-2PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT, TAX FREE
This major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking to recruit a junior Shipping Finance lawyer to join their market leading team in Dubai. The group ...

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BANKING / SOCIAL HOUSING FINANCE LAWYER - 7+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
Our specialist client provides cutting-edge finance advice to some of the largest housing associations (11 of the G15), charities, corporate borrowers and ...

Reference:43430R

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CORPORATE LAWYER - 5-7 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice


This highly rated City and international law firm are seeking a Senior Associate to join their busy and thriving Corporate team in London. The group advises on a full range of private company me...

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DUBAI - BANKING / CAPITAL MARKETS - 2-5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This UK / Int'l law firm enjoys a long-standing presence in the Middle East and is now seeking to grow their Banking team in Dubai. They are kee...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - FUNDS LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE FIRM - SALARY FROM $160K PLUS BONUS (TAX FREE)
This top offshore law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Investment Funds practice in the Cayman Isla...

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FUNDS LAWYER - 3-8 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

£EXCELLENT
This is an excellent new opportunity for an additional Associate or Senior Associate to join one of the leading Corporate & Funds practices at this top offshore law firm on Guernsey. T...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - BANKING LAWYER - 3-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This top offshore law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Finance & Capital Markets team in the Cayman Islands. Their practice advi...

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FUNDS/CORPORATE LAWYER (JAPAN FOCUS) 3-6 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

HONG KONG/SINGAPORE - TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
Our top law firm client is internationally recognised as having one of the premier offshore Funds/Corporate practices. They are seeking to further expand ...

Reference:43428R

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CORPORATE / COMMERCIAL LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT'L FIRM
This highly rated City and international law firm seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their busy and thriving Corporate & Commercial team in London. The...

Reference:43427R

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GUILDFORD - IMMIGRATION LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
This leading South-East regional firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their high calibre Employment & Immigration team. The group handles complex and strategi...

Reference:43426R

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PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 6+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
This well respected team is in growth mode and on offer is a very well positioned role in the group and firm with excellent prospects. There is a clear tr...

Reference:43425R

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PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE
This well respected team is in growth mode and on offer is a very well positioned role in the group and firm with excellent career prospects. Their Private Client team has an i...

Reference:43424R

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PRIVATE CLIENT PSL - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP WEST-END FIRM - (9-12 MONTH CONTRACT; FT/PT)
This major West-End law firm is seeking an experience Private Client Associate to join them in a PSL capacity on a contract basis over the coming...

Reference:43422RR

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CORPORATE TAX LAWYER - NQ-1 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR WEST- END LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £58,000
Our client is seeking to recruit a further junior Associate to join their highly regarded Corporate Tax team which sits within their thriving corpor...

Reference:43423R

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PRIVATE CLIENT PSL (9-12 MONTH CONTRACT; FT/PT) - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP WEST-END FIRM
This major West-End law firm is seeking an experience Private Client Associate to join them in a PSL capacity on a contract basis over the coming months. The role is to cover a...

Reference:43422R

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CORPORATE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £72,000
This highly rated City and international law firm seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their busy and thriving Corporate team in Lon...

Reference:43421R

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IP / PATENT LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £77,000
This premier international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Patent team in London. Their practice is multi-ju...

Reference:43420R

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GUILDFORD - EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
This leading South East regional firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their high calibre Employment team. The group handles a wide range of excellent quality ...

Reference:43419R

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT LAWYER - NQ-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice


This top offshore law firm is seeking to recruit a junior to mid-level Associate to join their market leading Private Client Tax & Trusts team on Jersey. The group provides top-level specialist ...

Reference:43418R

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GUERNSEY - TRUSTS & PENSIONS - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP GUERNSEY FIRM
This leading law firm on Guernsey are seeking an additional Senior Associate to join their highly rated Trusts and Pensions team. They've acted on some of the largest and most ...

Reference:41437R

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INVESTMENT FUNDS LAWYER - 7+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice


This leading UK firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate into the London or Edinburgh office of their highly rated national private investment funds team. The group provides advice princi...

Reference:43417R

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PROJECT FINANCE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK/INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £85,000
Our global law firm client is seeking an additional Associate to join their leading energy, infrastructure and project finance team in London. They advis...

Reference:43416R

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FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a further Associate to join the highly rated Financial Services Group at this leading national law firm in London. Their team p...

Reference:43413RR

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FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYER - 5-7 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Senior Associate to join the highly rated Financial Services Group at this leading national law firm in London. Their team provides...

Reference:43414R

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CORPORATE/COMMERCIAL/IT LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY FIRM
This highly rated City and international law firm are seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their busy and thriving Corporate & Commercial team in London. The rol...

Reference:43415R

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FINANCIAL SERVICES LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a further Associate to join the highly rated Financial Services Group at this leading national law firm in London. The team provides ...

Reference:43413R

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HONG KONG - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION (BVI QUALIFIED) - 3-5 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £LONDON RATES (AFTER TAX)
This premier off-shore law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team in Hong Kong. The work w...

Reference:43412R

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JERSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This premier off-shore law firm is seeking a further junior Associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team on Jersey. The role offers the chance to unde...

Reference:43411R

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM USD150,000 PLUS BONUS
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an experienced Corporate lawyer, who wishes to specialise in offshore corporate and finance, to join this leading offshor...

Reference:43410R

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