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

PROJECTS & ENERGY - 2-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £82,500
A fabulous opportunity exists for a further lawyer to join this premier international law firm in London. Within their market leading Projects & Energy te...

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TAX / SHARE SCHEMES - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £77,500
This market leading Employment, Pensions and Benefits team is a fast growing practice within one of the world's foremost law firms. They are currently see...

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - CORPORATE - 2 - 5 PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
This fast expanding offshore firm is now looking to recruit an additional Corporate lawyer due to increased business activity. If you have an excellent academic background and a...

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM
This leading offshore law firm is looking to add to its complement of highly-skilled litigators in their BVI office. The role is to work primarily for one of the partners, as w...

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BVI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 2 - 4 YEARS +

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a commercial litigator/banking litigator to join this highly regarded off shore firm. The firm have acted in many of the BVI's leading commercial cases, and off...

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BVI - BANKING LITIGATION - BARRISTER - 8 YEARS + PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

This premier international law firm is now looking to recruit a senior associate to join its team in the BVI. They are looking for a Barrister with excellent academics and credentials. On offer is com...

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INTERNATIONAL PRIVATE CLIENT & TRUSTS - 3-6 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £80,000
This top international law firm is presently seeking a further Private Client & Trusts Associate or Senior Associate to join their highly rate...

Reference:42792R

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PRIVATE CLIENT 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An outstanding opportunity has arisen for a private client associate to join this specialist wealth management team. The successful person will have first class technical skills, excellent client care...

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PROPERTY FINANCE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP WEST END PRACTICE

This well regarded West End firm and practice are keen to grow their quality Property Finance team with a lateral hire. The team focuses on mainly lender-based work an...

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CONSTRUCTION - 5 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE PRACTICE
A rare opportunity has arisen to join our client's highly regarded and quietly growing construction team. Much of the work will be project based, working in teams with lawyers from...

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE - NQ-6 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

PREMIER OFFSHORE LAW FIRM
This top tier offshore law firm has a number of excellent opportunities for further associates to join their market leading Corporate and Finance team on Jersey. The r...

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FAMILY PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADERSHIP ROLE
Our client is looking to recruit a family partner to head up this successful and established practice. Family is core to the business of this discreet Westminster firm. So are col...

Reference:38092G

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FINANCIAL SERVICES - 3 - 5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MID-SIZE CITY FIRM
This highly rated mid-size City law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their Financial Services Regulatory team. The role will encompass both non-contentious and ...

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CORPORATE IMMIGRATION - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our highly regarded boutique client is looking to recruit an ambitious immigration lawyer join the busy and successful Immigration team. They are looking for a solicitor wh...

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE - 3 - 6 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our unique City law firm client has an opening in its highly regarded real estate finance practice. This is a very broad ranging role and the firm has an unusually varied ra...

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NICHE LONDON FIRM - FAMILY PARTNER

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly regarded boutique City law firm is now looking to recruit a further family partner to join its rated team in London. The partners are well known for both court work and mediation and have ...

Reference:42176G

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COMMERCIAL/ IT NQ-6

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
This calibre South East practice is on an expansion drive. The practice covers cutting-edge work in IT, outsourcing, manufacturing, agency and distribution and promotion...

Reference:42478G

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GUILDFORD - COMMERCIAL REAL ESTATE - 2 - 4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING REGIONAL LAW FIRM
Our client's team is in growth mode with a number of impressive new clients to its name. The team has a wealth of experience dealing with developers, investors, lenders ...

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BANKING/FINANCE - 4 - 6 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SOUTHERN HOME COUNTIES - HUGELY IMPRESSIVE FIRM

This leading regional law firm is looking to recruit a banking lawyer to join its highly rated finance team. The team covers a broad range of...

Reference:41308G

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GUERNSEY - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 3-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT PACKAGE (20% TAX)
This market leading offshore firm is seeking a Senior Associate to join their highly-rated Commercial Litigation team on Guernsey. The ro...

Reference:42006R

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GUERNSEY - OFFSHORE TRUSTS - NQ-5 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

This leading offshore law firm are seeking associates to join their market leading Fiduciary Law Group on Guernsey. The firm provides focused legal services of the highest quality to corporate and ind...

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE - NQ-4 PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

£LONDON RATES (AFTER TAX)
This top offshore law firm is seeking further Associates, who wish to specialise in Corporate work, to join their market leading team on Guernsey. The role will entail...

Reference:40531RB

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COMMERCIAL LITIGATION ROLE - NQ - 2 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Russian Speaking
This major City law firm is looking to add an Associate to their highly regarded team. They are particularly well known for financial litigation, contractual and shareholder disp...

Reference:42786G

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DUBAI - SENIOR IP / TRADE MARK LAWYER - 5+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCEPTIONAL TAX FREE PACKAGE
This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Trade Mark Lawyer to join their market leading IP team in Dubai. They undertak...

Reference:42787R

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CORPORATE 7 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TRANSATLANTIC FIRM
This firm has a strong international focus with offices throughout the US and Europe. As part of the Corporate & Securities team's growth strategy they are looking to recruit ...

Reference:42785G

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CORPORATE 2 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TRANSATLANTIC FIRM
This firm has a strong international focus with offices throughout the US and Europe. As part of the Corporate & Securities team's very active growth strategy they are looking ...

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CORPORATE / MEDIA / ENERGY - 3 - 6 YRS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

INTERNATIONAL FIRM

This highly international law firm is looking for an associate to join their International Corporate Group in London. They offer the full range of specialist corporate l...

Reference:42782G

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DOHA - CONSTRUCTION - 1+ YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING UK / INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000 (TAX FREE)
This top international law firm is seeking an additional lawyer to join their market leading Middle Eastern Construction team...

Reference:40600RB

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DUBAI - FINANCIAL SERVICES - 3-7 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - £EXCELLENT & TAX FREE

This premier international law firm is seeking to recruit a Financial Services Regulatory lawyer to join their top-tier team in Dubai. They conc...

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DUBAI - BANKING / ISLAMIC FINANCE LAWYER - 0 - 4 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

TOP UK LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £67,500 (TAX FREE)
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a Finance lawyer to join this premier international law firm, to be involved in a mix of cutting edge con...

Reference:42061R

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DUBAI - REAL ESTATE - 3+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £100,000 (TAX FREE)

A excellent opportunity has arisen for a mid-level or senior Real Estate Lawyer to join this market leading practice in Dubai. The te...

Reference:42053RR

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CORPORATE 7 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TRANSATLANTIC FIRM
This firm has a strong international focus with offices throughout the US and Europe. As part of the Corporate & Securities team's growth strategy they are looking to recruit ...

Reference:42784G

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CONSTRUCTION LAWYER 8 YEARS PLUS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

BOUTIQUE PRACTICE
Our unique and highly regarded client is looking for an adept Construction lawyer to join them at this unusual level in their well regarded practice. A mix of contentious and n...

Reference:42783G

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BANKING / STRUCTURED FINANCE - 1-4 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £77,500
This market leading structured finance group is a fast growing practice within one of the world's foremost law firms. The group is unique in combining the ...

Reference:41135R

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WHITE COLLAR CRIME - 1-3 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NY LAW FIRM

Our client, a premier NY law firm, is seeking to recruit an additional lawyer to join their leading White Collar Crime group in London. They are an internationally recognis...

Reference:42613R

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DUBAI - IP LAWYER (MIXED ROLE, SOFT IP FOCUS)- 6+ PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a Senior Associate to join their market leading IP team in Dubai. They undertake all aspects of top-level IP work across the Middle Eastern region...

Reference:42624R

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DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION LAWYER - 4-6 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - SALARY CIRCA £100-120K TAX FREE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional Construction Associate or Senior Associate to join this leading UK / Middle Eastern...

Reference:42597RR

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DUBAI - INSURANCE & COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - NQ - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice


This major UK / Middle East law firm is seeking to recruit a further junior Associate to join their market leading Insurance & Litigation team in Dubai. The role will focus particularly on compl...

Reference:42518R

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DUBAI - IP (CONTENTIOUS, SOFT IP FOCUS) - NQ-2 PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK / ME LAW FIRM - EXCELLENT, TAX FREE, SALARY PACKAGE
This top international law firm is seeking to recruit a further junior Associate to join their highly rated IP team in Dubai. The vari...

Reference:42342RR

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ABU DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION & PROJECTS - 1-3 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 & Projects Lawyer to join this major UK / ME law firm in thei...

Reference:42495RB

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HEALTH & SAFETY / CRIMINAL LITIGATION ROLE - 3 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP NATIONAL TEAM

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an Associate to join this very well regarded Safety, Health and Environment team. The diverse range of work includes advising insur...

Reference:42780G

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REAL ESTATE FINANCE 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE

Our Magic Circle law firm client is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its real estate finance team in London. Their real estate finance practitioners have a...

Reference:41799G

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE - SALARY FROM £69,500

This Magic Circle law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its real estate team in London. The team specialise in providing commerc...

Reference:40785G

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PRIVATE CLIENT - 2 - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TIER 1 PRACTICE

An opportunity has arisen for an additional Associate to join this leading Private Client practice. The team has the strength and depth to deal with the most complex cross-...

Reference:42576G

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REAL ESTATE - NQ YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE LAW FIRM
This is a rare opening in one of the world's leading teams. The real estate team
acts for public and private companies, pension funds, investment banks and other finan...

Reference:42531G

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CORPORATE INSURANCE - 1-5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY LAW FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000

This top City law firm is seeking to recruit an Associate to join their market leading Corporate team in London. The role will specialise particu...

Reference:42781R

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CORPORATE - 3 - 5 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP GLOBAL PRACTICE
An excellent opportunity has arisen for an associate to join this top tier City law firm. You will be joining a Corporate team whose work is of a similar level to the magic c...

Reference:42739G

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PRIVATE EQUITY - 3 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

GLOBAL LAW FIRM
Our client has a leading mid-market Private Equity practice and an exceptionally impressive client base. They have been growing at both ends of the practice in recent years and no...

Reference:42634G

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CORPORATE - 1 - 5 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. This medium sized team offers an excellent alternati...

Reference:42351G

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CORPORATE INSURANCE - 1-3 PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

TOP US LAW FIRM - £NY SALARY PACKAGE

Our client, a premier US law firm, is looking to recruit an additional Associate to focus on top-level Corporate Insurance work within their highly rate...

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