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

CORPORATE REAL ESTATE - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000

This top tier international law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to assist in the development of their leading Corporate Real Est...

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CORPORATE (M&A / ECM) - 1-5 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:40595R

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000

This leading City / international law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join their team in London. The successful candida...

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CONSTRUCTION (NON-CONT.) PSL (PART-TIME) - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM
This top law firm is seeking to recruit an Associate to join their market leading Construction & Engineering team in London in a PSL capacity. The role would suit some...

Reference:41999R

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JERSEY - BANKING & FINANCE - 4-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

EXCELLENT, LONDON-LEVEL (AFTER TAX) PACKAGE, PLUS BONUS
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a Banking solicitor to join this market leading off-shore law firm. Their Banking & Finance team is...

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OMAN - LITIGATION / ARBITRATION - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM
This well respected and highly rated international law firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate to join their leading Disputes team in Muscat, Oman. Working closely ...

Reference:41931RB

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PENSIONS - 2 - 5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM - SALARY FROM £67,000
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join the London Pensions team of this leading national UK law firm. Their national t...

Reference:41850RB

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GUERNSEY - TRUSTS - 4+ PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE, INCL. BONUS & LOW TAX
This leading offshore law firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join their market leading Fiduciary Law Group on Guernsey. The fi...

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DISPUTE RESOLUTION - 1 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £69,500

On offer at this leading practice is a broad mix of High Court matters, a significant amount of domestic and international arbitrations along with fo...

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PENSIONS - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM
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 settin...

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BUSINESS CRIME / CRIMINAL LITIGATION - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

DYNAMIC, NICHE LONDON FIRM
Looking for something refreshingly different? This firm could be the perfect move for you. They are a leading firm in the areas of commercial litigation, business crim...

Reference:41490R

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

CITY BORDERS
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this well regarded real estate team with a difference in London. The team provide their clients with practical...

Reference:41990G

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FINANCIAL SERVICES LITIGATION - 1 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY / INT'L FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for two additional associates to join this highly rated litigation team The team's work is predominantly for clients in the financial ...

Reference:41989G

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NON CONTENTIOUS CONSTRUCTION - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY FIRM

This leading city law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded construction team. The construction sector is core to the firm's growt...

Reference:41982G

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INVESTMENT MANAGEMENT / FS LITIGATION 2 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING PRACTICE

Our international client has a leading presence in the financial services sector and is looking for a number of Associates to focus either on Investment Management or on Fi...

Reference:41937GM

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CORPORATE REAL ESTATE - 2 - 5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM - SALARY FROM £67,500
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading national UK law firm in London in their Corporate Group to focus on...

Reference:41774RB

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BANKING - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £74,000

An excellent opportunity has arisen for additional associates to join this highly regarded banking team in London. The team covers all forms of lend...

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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:41643G

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PLANNING -2 - 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE FIRM

This Silver Circle law firm is looking to recruit an associate to join its top tier planning team in London. The team is involved in some of the most prestigious project...

Reference:41261G

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CORPORATE TAX- 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZED CITY FIRM

This Silver Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded team in London. Our client's practice includes a discrete contenti...

Reference:41088G

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CONSTRUCTION - 3-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL UK FIRM - SALARY FROM £75,000
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join the market leading Construction team this major national UK law firm in London. ...

Reference:41692R

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COMMERCIAL ENERGY - 1 - 2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £64,000
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading national UK law firm in London. Their Power and Carbon Advisory team is a new team within...

Reference:41663R

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IT / OUTSOURCING - 2-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING NATOINAL UK FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000

This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit a further Associate to join their market leading TMT team to focus on IT and Outsourcing ...

Reference:41577RR

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PRIVATE CLIENT 4 - 8 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PARTNER DESIGNATE ROLE - US / UK LAW FIRM
This is a very rare role. This highly regarded practice is looking for an ambitious Private Client lawyer with good offshore experience to work alongside...

Reference:41981G

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CONSTRUCTION - 4 - 6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT'L FIRM - SALARY FROM £92,500
This highly rated mid-size City law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their Construction team in London. The group's work is almost exc...

Reference:41975R

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CORPORATE TAX - 3 - 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £85,000
This highly rated mid-size City / international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their Tax team in London. Their tax lawyers focus part...

Reference:41974R

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CORPORATE - 1 - 3 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT'L LAW - SALARY FROM £70,000
This well respected City / international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their busy London team. The work they undertake is highly ...

Reference:41973R

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NICHE PRACTICE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional lawyer to join this well regarded Litigation focussed law firm. The Commercial Litigation Department advises on a wi...

Reference:41980G

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PENSIONS - 2 + YEAR'S + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM
Our global law firm client is looking to add to its well regarded Pensions team in London. They advise and represent major pension funds and other clients on a variety o...

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BANKING - NQ - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY FIRM

This major City law firm is looking to recruit an additional lawyer to join its well regarded Banking and Finance group in London. The highly regarded team is well known as ...

Reference:41979G

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BANKING - 4 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

(3 MONTH CONTRACT) MAJOR CITY FIRM

This major City law firm is looking to recruit an additional lawyer to join its well regarded Banking and Finance group in London for a 3 months contract....

Reference:41978G

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INSOLVENCY / BANKING PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE
This West End practice is looking to add a finance partner to take a lead in these sectors. This comes at a time of renewed investment for this property and media focused firm....

Reference:38456G

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GUILDFORD - CONSTRUCTION - 2 - 3 YEARS' + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading regional firm in their highly regarded construction team. Successful candidates shou...

Reference:40519G

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PRIVATE CLIENT - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
This major UK law firm are seeking a Senior Associate to join their highly rated Private Capital team in London. The role will entail providing legal advice ...

Reference:41503R

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GUILDFORD - EMPLOYMENT PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
This leading regional law firm is looking to recruit an additional partner to join its calibre employment team. The team advises on all aspects of employment law from em...

Reference:39319GM

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RESTRUCTURING - 3 + YEAR'S + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM
Our global law firm client is looking to add to its well regarded restructuring team in London. Our client's strategic vision is to be the world's leading business global...

Reference:41513G

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INSOLVENCY 3 - 5 YEARS

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY FIRM - LEADING TEAM

This major City law firm is looking to recruit an enthusiastic and committed insolvency lawyer to join its well regarded team. Their expertise spans turnaroun...

Reference:41061G

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RESTRUCTURING - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £67,500

This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit a Restructuring lawyer to join their highly rated team in London. The group advises financial ...

Reference:40826R

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RESTRUCTURING / INSOLVENCY - 3 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US FIRM - £NY RATES
This leading US law firm is seeking an additional Insolvency / Restructuring lawyer to join its highly rated London team. Their practice deals with some of the most ...

Reference:39529R

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RESTRUCTURING / CORPORATE RECOVERY PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

US / UK LAW FIRM
As this market clearly starts to pick up in 2012, this London based upper mid-market team is very well placed to harness the expected further growth in this sector in the UK and ...

Reference:38288G

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CORPORATE 1 - 3 YEARS PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top tier offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their highly regarded and growing corporate team on Jersey. They are a relatively new practice that is making waves in the ma...

Reference:41855GM

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GUILDFORD - CONSTRUCTION / PROJECTS PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM

Our client is looking to recruit an additional partner to join its leading construction team in Guildford. The team acts for national and international developers ...

Reference:39326GM

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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 cal...

Reference:39324GM

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COMMERCIAL/ IT PARTNERS

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LOOKING TO ESCAPE THE CITY
This calibre South East practice is on an expansion drive and is looking for more good names in the market looking to change their lives while still maintaining their c...

Reference:38083GG

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CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION - 1 - 5 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT, TAX FREE
This top national UK law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Construction Litigation team in Dubai. Their small but very high ...

Reference:41970R

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PRIVATE CLIENT - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING NATIONAL UK FIRM - SALARY FROM £67,500
This major national UK law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Private Capital team in London. The role will entail prov...

Reference:41972R

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ENERGY 2 - 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

GLOBAL LAW FIRM
Our client is competing with the magic circle in terms of credibility, size and international capability. The energy team work on the full range of energy transactions and advise...

Reference:41955G

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CORPORATE - NQ - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY REGARDED GLOBAL FIRM

Our international client is looking to recruit two associates to join its highly regarded London corporate practice. A range of public and private M&A work along...

Reference:41951G

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this Silver Circle law firm in their first tier rated team. Here you will gain exposure to some of the...

Reference:41002GG

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JERSEY - BANKING - NQ - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM

This major offshore law firm is seeking two additional associates to join their market leading Banking & Finance group on Jersey. The firm has long-established relationshi...

Reference:41923GG

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