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

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 ...

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY FIRM
This well respected broad based firm has committed itself to further growth in its Real Estate team. Clients are both UK and international and include investors, developers and...

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CORPORATE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE UK/INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
Our UK/international law firm client is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate to join their highly regarded Corporate team in London. Their busy p...

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GUILDFORD - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER 1-2 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this top South East regional law firm in their highly rated Construction team in Guildford. Their ...

Reference:43525R

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE & PROSPECTS
This is an exceptional opportunity for a Construction Associate with high-level Construction Litigation experience to join this leading i...

Reference:43527R

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER (RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT) - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR LAW FIRM
Consistent workflows and strong growth of their leading Real Estate practice has created an exciting opportunity for a Senior Associate to join this highly respected UK firm. The...

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BANKING (FIN TECH) LAWYER - 6+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING NATIONAL FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit a further Senior Banking Lawyer to join their highly rated Banking & Finance group. The position w...

Reference:43475RR

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING NATIONAL FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their market leading Employment group in London. Their practice re...

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PROPERTY LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE WEST-END FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join the highly rated Property Litigation team at this boutique West-End property firm. Their experience ...

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE, BANKING & FUNDS - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM USD150K PLUS BONUS (TAX FREE)
This major law firm is seeking to recruit an additional lawyer to join their highly rated Corporate team in the Cayman Islands....

Reference:41655RR

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BANKING / AVIATION FINANCE LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM
Our client is seeking a specialist Aviation Finance Associate to join their highly rated team in London. This role will feature an array of top-level work across ...

Reference:43462RR

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INTELLECTUAL PROPERTY LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000
This respected mid-size City / international law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their highly rated IP team in London. The rol...

Reference:43508R

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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...

Reference:43438RR

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER - NQ-1 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM
Our client is seeking to recruit an ambitious junior associate to join their highly regarded London Real Estate team. They advise a range of clients including commercial organisat...

Reference:43520R

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BANKING LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000
Our client is seeking to recruit an Associate to join their highly rated Banking & Finance team in London. Applicants should ideally have a ba...

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IP / DATA PROTECTION LAWYER - 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM
Our boutique law firm client is looking to recruit a solicitor with 1-5 years of relevant experience advising on data protection law and regulation to join their friendly, busy an...

Reference:43466RR

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REGULATORY ADVOCATE LAWYER - 2+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

12-18 MONTH ROLE (FULL / PART-TIME) - TOP REGULATORY PRACTICE
This highly respected mid-size City law firm is seeking a Regulatory Advocate to join their market leading Professional Regulatory pr...

Reference:43464RB

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BVI - CORPORATE / FINANCE LAWYER - 6+ PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This leading off-shore law firm is seeking an experienced transactional lawyer to join their highly rated BVI practice. They are seeking someone with top-level Corporate o...

Reference:43496RR

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REAL ESTATE 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 Commercial Real Estate team. Their impressive client list include...

Reference:43517R

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CRIMINAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM - LEADING PRACTICE
This niche City law firm is looking to recruit into their top tier Criminal Litigation practice in London. The role will entail working closely with the partn...

Reference:43516R

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE/FUNDS/BANKING LAWYER - 3-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000 (20% TAX)
This highly rated offshore law firm is seeking an additional Associate to join their market leading Corporate, Finance & Funds team on Gu...

Reference:43515R

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DUBAI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE LAWYER - 3-4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM
This leading UK & international law firm are seeking a further Associate to join their highly rated Banking & Finance team in Dubai. The role will cover a range of top...

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DOHA - CORPORATE LAWYER - 2-3 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INT'L LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
This top international law firm is seeking a further Associate to join their market leading Corporate team in Doha. Their lawyers work on the ful...

Reference:43495RR

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
The Doha office of this top UK law firm is seeking an additional junior Associate to join and help contribute to grow their top-level ...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 5+PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate or Senior Associate to join this leading Corporate department in Dubai. Their team ha...

Reference:43510RR

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ABU DHABI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
Our client, a major UK / Middle East law firm, is seeking to recruit a further Associate or Senior Associate to join their market leading ...

Reference:43511RR

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
The Doha office of this top UK law firm is seeking an additional junior Associate to join and help contribute to grow their top-level ...

Reference:43512R

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ABU DHABI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
Our client, a major UK / Middle East law firm, is seeking to recruit a further Associate or Senior Associate to join their market leading ...

Reference:43511R

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DUBAI - CORPORATE LAWYER - 5+PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate or Senior Associate to join this leading Corporate department in Dubai. Their team ha...

Reference:43510R

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EMPLOYMENT LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING NATIONAL FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS
This top national UK law firm is seeking to recruit an additional Associate to join their market leading Employment group in London. Their practice re...

Reference:43514R

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MILTON KEYNES - REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This leading regional law firm is seeking to recruit a further experienced Associate to join their highly rated Real Estate team in Milton Keynes. Applicants will need to demonstrate strong commercial...

Reference:43513R

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BANKING LAWYER - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY / INT'L LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000
Our client is seeking to recruit an Associate to join their highly rated Banking & Finance team in London. Applicants should ideally have a ba...

Reference:43509R

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CAYMAN ISLANDS - CORPORATE, BANKING & FUNDS - 3-5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM USD150K PLUS BONUS (TAX FREE)
This major law firm is seeking to recruit an additional lawyer to join their highly rated Corporate team in the Cayman Islands....

Reference:41655R

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PENSIONS LAWYER - 1+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £85,000
This premier City law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an Associate to join their highly rated and thriving Pensions team. Their practice covers the full range of to...

Reference:43400RR

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REAL ESTATE LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY FIRM
This well respected broad based firm has committed itself to further growth in its Real Estate team. Clients are both UK and international and include investors, developers and...

Reference:43504R

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PROPERTY LITIGATION LAWYER - 3-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE WEST-END FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join the highly rated Property Litigation team at this boutique West-End property firm. Their experience ...

Reference:43503R

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