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

CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR WEST-END LAW FIRM
This well regarded mid-sized practice is looking to add an ambitious contentious construction lawyer to its very successful team. This is a busy time for the group and the...

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IT & IP PSL LAWYER - 4-7 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM
This major international law firm have an excellent new opportunity for an experienced IT and IP transactional lawyer to join them in a PSL capacity. The role will be h...

Reference:43456R

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PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY LAWYER - 1- 3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PROFESSIONAL REGULATORY LAWYER - 1- 3 PQE - TOP LONDON PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £57,500
This highly respected mid-size City law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Prof...

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EU/COMPETITION LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £67,000
This leading national UK law firm is looking to recruit a further Associate to join their highly regarded EU & Competition team in London. The role will ...

Reference:43460R

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JERSEY - CORPORATE, BANKING & FUNDS LAWYER - 2-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £65,000 (20% TAX)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this highly rated offshore law firm in their Jersey practice. The role will cover a diverse ...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 1-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE PACKAGE
This major law firm in the Middle East is seeking to grow their team in Dubai and would like to hear from Corporate Associates interested in furt...

Reference:43458R

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE LOCAL / REGIONAL LAW FIRM
This well regarded local and regional law firm is seeking to recruit an Associate to join their busy Dispute Resolution team in Dubai. They deal particularly wi...

Reference:43457R

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading offshore law firm in their BVI office. Their Litigation team advise on the...

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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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CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice


Our client is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their highly regarded Construction team in London. This particular role will have a bias towards contentious matters and they are th...

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PROPERTY LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP WEST END LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this highly regarded Property Litigation team in London. This particular role will have a focus on r...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £70,000 (20% TAX)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a further Associate to join one of the leading offshore law firms within their market leading Corporate & Finance practice o...

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JERSEY - EMPLOYMENT & PENSIONS LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £70,000 (20% TAX)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a further Associate to join one of the leading offshore law firms within their market leading Employment & Pensions practice...

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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,...

Reference:43418RB

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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 full ran...

Reference:43435RR

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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:43426RB

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 5+ 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:43448RB

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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:43430RB

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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...

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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 - 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:43436RR

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TMT LAWYER - 6+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING NATIONAL UK FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000 - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
This top national law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join their highly-rated TMT Group in London to focus particular...

Reference:43452R

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TAX LITIGATION LAWYER - 4+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading national UK law firm in London in their Tax Litigation Group. The...

Reference:43453R

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PROPERTY LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP WEST END LAW FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this highly regarded Property Litigation team in London. This particular role will have a focus on r...

Reference:43449R

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PALO ALTO, USA - EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM
Our global law firm client is seeking to add to their highly rated Employment team in Silicon Valley, California. They are seeking a lawyer (either US or UK qualifie...

Reference:43450R

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 5+ 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:43448R

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PROPERTY / CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE WEST-END PRACTICE
This highly-regarded West-End law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their busy and thriving Real Estate and Corporate department. Their impressive client lis...

Reference:43447R

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PROJECT FINANCE LAWYER - 4-7 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
This top international law firm's project finance group is recognised as one of the leading global practices. They advise major project develop...

Reference:43446R

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HONG KONG - CORPORATE/FUNDS LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
Our top law firm client is internationally recognised as having one of the premier offshore Corporate & Funds practices. They are seeking to further expand their practice withi...

Reference:43444R

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FINANCIAL SERVICES (PAYMENTS & FINANCIAL PRODUCTS) LAWYER - 6+

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice


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. Within their FS practice, they have a l...

Reference:43443R

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RESTRUCTURING LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000
This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit a further Restructuring Associate to join their highly rated team in London. The group advises finan...

Reference:43382RR

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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:43420RR

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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:43424RR

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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:43425RR

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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:43430RR

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HONG KONG - COMMERCIAL / INSOLVENCY LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Commercial/Insolvency Litigation Associate to join this market leading offshore law firm in their Hong Kong practice. Applicants shou...

Reference:43359RR

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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:43428RR

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 2-4 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading offshore law firm in their BVI office. Their Litigation team advise on the...

Reference:43441R

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JERSEY - SENIOR CONVEYANCER LAWYER - PROPERTY - 5+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

This premier offshore law firm have one of the market leading Property teams on Jersey and are seeking a Senior Conveyancer to join them. The firm is keen to speak to...

Reference:43440R

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