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

SHIPPING / AVIATION FINANCE - 2-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY RATED CITY LAW FIRM

This mid-size law firm have one of the leading Asset Finance practices within the City, and are currently hiring for their team at the 2 to 5 PQE levels. They are...

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ASSET BACKED FINANCE - 4 YEARS' + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000

This leading UK law firm is looking to recruit an Asset Backed Finance lawyer to join its team in London. The team advises a broad range of funders...

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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 ...

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE, BANKING & FUNDS - NQ - 3 YEARS' PQE -

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

£55,000 - £70,000 (20% TAX)

This highly rated law firm on Guernsey are seeking to recruit an additional associate. The role will entail providing assistance to senior members of their team...

Reference:40822R

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DUBAI - IP / TRADE MARKS - NQ - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

Due to continuing growth, this major UK / ME law firm is seeking a junior associate to join their IP team in Dubai. Applicants s...

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 3 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

$EXCELLENT (LOW TAX)

A fantastic new opportunity has a risen for a litigation associate to join this market leading offshore law firm in the BVI. The firm's pre-eminent dispute resolution ...

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ABU DHABI - TMT / CORPORATE - 3 - 7 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)

This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a high-calibre lawyer who has extensive top-level experience in big-ticket TMT and Corporate...

Reference:40895R

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REAL ESTATE - LOCUM POSITION - 4+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

WEST-END FIRM
An opportunity has arisen for a locum Real Estate lawyer at this very well regarded West End practice. The firm are seeking someone who can start promptly and is available for the w...

Reference:41035R

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CAPITAL MARKETS - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZED CITY FIRM

Our client is a leading mid-sized international law firm with a thriving finance and capital markets practice. Their Finance practice advises many of the world's leading...

Reference:41029G

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REAL ESTATE - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
This premier international law firm is seeking a further associate to join their market leading Real Estate team in London. They are part of a truly first-rate internation...

Reference:41025R

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RIYADH - BANKING & FINANCE - 4 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM

This top international law firm is seeking to recruit an experienced associate to join their leading Banking & Finance team in Riyadh. They have worked on many of ...

Reference:41027R

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READING - REAL ESTATE - 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Due to continuing growth, this well regarded law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its real estate team in Reading. Candidates can expect exposure to high quality work ranging...

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READING - REAL ESTATE - 2 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join his highly regarded real estate team in Reading. Candidates will work on varied, high quality work for household name clients. ...

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REAL ESTATE - LITIGATION - 1 - 3 YEARS' + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MILTON KEYNES

One of the leading Milton Keynes law firms is seeking to recruit a real estate lawyer to join its Property Litigation team. They are looking for a lawyer with good experience...

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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...

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COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE - 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £78,000

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this magic circle law firm. It has one of Europe's leading corporate real es...

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REAL ESTATE - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING FIRM - SALARY FROM £68,000

Our client is seeking to recruit an associate to join its real estate team in London. Applicants should have a broad range of real estate investment, rea...

Reference:40798GG

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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 estate...

Reference:40750GG

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 2 YEARS + AND 4 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INTERNATIONAL FIRM

Our client is looking to recruit two additional associates to join its highly regarded real estate team in London. The team has many years' experience acting for ma...

Reference:40761GG

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BANKING/LEVERAGED FINANCE - 1 YEAR' + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER US LAW FIRM - $NY SALARY

Our client is looking to recruit a junior associate to join their highly regarded Banking team in London. The team is responsible for advising the firm and...

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BANKING - 2 - 3 YEARS' PQE - MAJOR CITY LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR CITY LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £72,000

A fantastic new opportunity has arisen for a solicitor to join this leading Banking and Finance team in London. The group does top quality, high p...

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INT'L LAW FIRM
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a lawyer to join our client's busy and growing top flight Real Estate Finance team. The group has a long and impressive history of rep...

Reference:40885RB

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BANKING / LEVARAGED FINANCE - 4 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £88,000

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly rated and leading Banking team in London. The role will ent...

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DUBAI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE - 1 - 3 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £65,000 (TAX FREE)

This major UK / international law firm, is seeking a junior associate to join their highly rated Banking team in Dubai. T...

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CONSTRUCTION - 3 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly regarded construction team in London. Applicants will be handling a substantial caseload of non-contentious construc...

Reference:40877GM

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CONSTRUCTION PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE
Our client is looking to recruit a construction partner to join its highly regarded real estate team in London. This property focused firm is keen to attract a credible name in...

Reference:38455GM

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CONTENTIOUS CONSTRUCTION PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

GROWING TEAM
This new contender in the London construction market is in growth mode and is looking for an established contentious construction partner to head up that part of the practice. This ...

Reference:40092G

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CONSTRUCTION PARTNER / PARTNER DESIGNATE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY REGARDED NATIONAL TEAM
This well regarded practice is keen to attract an ambitious construction lawyer with an excellent name in the industry to further grow the London element of the pra...

Reference:40119GG

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CONSTRUCTION - NQ - 4 YEARS' PQE - MAGIC CIRCLE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Our client is unique in operating at the top tier of all industry sectors and having exceptional opportunities for first rate non-contentious construction lawyers considering a career move to work on ...

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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:40519GG

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION - 1 - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

This top law firm is seeking is looking to recruit an additional associate to join their highly rated Construction team in Doha....

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REAL ESTATE - 2-4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a further associate to join the Real Estate team of this top UK law firm. The team's excellent breadth of...

Reference:40971R

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NON CONTENTIOUS CONSTRUCTION - 2+ YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR INT'L LAW FIRM

This respected international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their highly rated Construction team in London. The vacancy is primarily for...

Reference:40161R

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DUBAI - IP / TRADE MARKS - NQ - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

Due to continuing growth, this major UK / ME law firm is seeking a junior associate to join their IP team in Dubai. Applicants s...

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ABU DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Construction associate to join this major UK / ME law firm in its Abu Dub...

Reference:40928RR

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FUNDS - 3-4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
An excellent new opportunity has arisen for a further Funds associate to join this leading offshore law firm in their London office. The firm is one of the out and out...

Reference:41024R

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BANKING & FINANCE - NQ-1 PQE

Location: Asia
Sector: Private Practice

TOP INT'L LAW FIRM
This leading law firm is seeking to recruit a first rate junior Banking & Finance lawyer, to join their highly rated team in Singapore. The team is widely recognized as a le...

Reference:41023R

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IP/PATENT LITIGATION - 4+ YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM

This top national UK law firm has an excellent new opportunity for an associate to join their highly rated Patent Litigation team in London. The role will focus parti...

Reference:41020R

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TAX - 2 -3 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

INTERNATIONAL FIRM

Our mid sized City client is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly regarded team in London. You will be required to work as part of a team in t...

Reference:41017G

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DUBAI - LITIGATION / ARBITRATION - 7 - 8 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK FIRM

This well respected and highly rated international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their Disputes team in Dubai. The role is to work directly fo...

Reference:40952R

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COMMERCIAL PROPERTY - 0 - 5 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

WEST END FIRM
A superb opportunity to escape the City hum-drum and move to a firm which can offer you quality work within a completely different environment. This extremely well-regarded commerc...

Reference:40816GG

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REAL ESTATE - 2-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £73,000

This top City / international law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their top-flight Commercial Real Estate team in Lo...

Reference:40719R

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PROPERTY INVESTMENT - 4 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £79,000

This top UK law firm is seeking to recruit a senior associate to join their highly rated Real Estate team in London. The firm is looking for someon...

Reference:40549RB

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This top law firm on Guernsey are seeking an additional associate to join their highly rated Dispute Resolution team. They've acted on some of the largest and most complex cases ever to have taken pla...

Reference:40969R

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DUBAI - FINANCE - 2 - 3 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000 (TAX FREE)

A UK Magic Circle law firm is seeking to recruit two additional associates to join their market leading Finance team in Dubai. The rol...

Reference:40588G

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JERSEY / LONDON - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 5 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

This premier off-shore law firm is looking to recruit a senior solicitor to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team on Jersey. Applicants should have a s...

Reference:40523R

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DUBAI - EMPLOYMENT - NQ-1 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - £EXCELLENT (TAX FREE)
Due to continuing growth of their top-level practice, this major UK / Middle Eastern law firm is seeking an additional Employment lawyer to join t...

Reference:40690R

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REAL ESTATE - 2-4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE WEST-END PRACTICE
A well regarded West-End law firm is seeking to recruit a further associate to join their busy and highly rated Real Estate team. Their impressive client list includes ...

Reference:40978R

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ENERGY - 5+ YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE FIRM - EXCELLENT PROSPECTS

A great new opportunity has arisen for a senior associate to join one of the market leading London Energy teams at this Silver Circle law firm. Th...

Reference:41016R

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JERSEY - CORPORATE - NQ+

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

This top tier offshore law firm has a fantastic opportunity for a junior lawyer to join their market leading Jersey-based Corporate team. The role will entail a b...

Reference:41015R

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