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

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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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BANKING - 3 - 4 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 team in London. Their Banking and Finance group advises clients on fin...

Reference:41008G

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JERSEY - TRUST LITIGATION - 0 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM

This major offshore law firm is seeking an additional associate to join their market leading practice on Jersey to focus on Trust Litigation work. Our client has long-esta...

Reference:41007G

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REAL ESTATE - NQ - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HGHLY RATED WEST-END FIRM
A fantastic opportunity has arisen for a junior Real Estate lawyer to join this very well regarded and successful boutique West End practice. On offer is the chance to ...

Reference:41019R

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CORPORATE - NQ - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY RATED WEST-END FIRM
An excellent opportunity has arisen for a junior Corporate associate to join this very well regarded and successful boutique West End practice. On offer is the chance t...

Reference:41018R

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REAL ESTATE - 2 - 9 YEARS' PQE - HIGHLY RATED CITY LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This mid-size City law firm are currently hiring for their highly regarded 3-Partner Commercial Real Estate team at the 2 to 9 PQE levels. They are seeking individuals with broad-ranging Commercial R...

Reference:40572RB

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DUBAI - REAL ESTATE - 1 - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £70,000 (TAX FREE)

Our client, a UK Magic Circle law firm, is seeking a junior lawyer to join their market leading Real Estate team in Dubai. The group ad...

Reference:40875RR

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REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS + PQE - MAJOR CITY FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This major City law firm is looking to recruit an additional lawyer to join its well regarded Real Estate team in London. The team advises on all aspects of real estate business including major retail...

Reference:40227GG

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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 commerci...

Reference:40785GM

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REAL ESTATE - NQ-2 YEARS PQE - TOP WEST END FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

Our client is a leading West End law firm who are particularly highly regarded for their specialisation in real estate. The ideal candidate will have a good range of investment, development and landlo...

Reference:40898GG

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REAL ESTATE - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our highly regarded boutique client is looking to recruit an ambitious real estate lawyer to join their closely knit team. Their practice is highly regarded in both the char...

Reference:40998GM

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EXETER - REAL ESTATE - 1 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

This highly regarded law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join its team in Exeter. The work on offer is of the highest quality and involves working closely with the lead partner a...

Reference:40763GM

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JERSEY - CORPORATE / FIN SERVICES - NQ - 2 YEARS + PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING 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 & Finance team. The role will ...

Reference:40643R

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GUERNSEY - CORPORATE / FINANCE / FUNDS - 0 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

Due to further growth, this highly rated offshore law firm is looking to recruit an additional associate to join their market leading team on Guernsey. This is a ...

Reference:40524RB

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - 3+ YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

UK MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £90,000 (TAX FREE)

This leading global firm is expanding in the Middle East and looking for a further Corporate lawyer to join their top-flight practice i...

Reference:40986RR

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CORPORATE - 5 YEARS + PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

HIGHLY REGARDED GLOBAL FIRM

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

Reference:40733GM

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CORPORATE PARTNER - BOUTIQUE US LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LONDON

This highly regarded and very internationally facing US / UK practice is keen to attract a further UK corporate partner to the small London team. This firm has one of the most estab...

Reference:38987GM

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CORPORATE AND CORORATE FINANCE - 2 - 5 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

MAGIC CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £78,200

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this leading team in London. The practice advise on the world's largest and ...

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DUBAI - CORPORATE - NQ + PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING US / INT'L FIRM - EXCELLENT TAX FREE PACKAGE

An excellent opportunity has arisen for a newly qualified lawyer to join this premier US law firm in Dubai. The successful applicant mu...

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M&A PARTNER SOUGHT

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LINCOLN'S INN - NICHE FIRM
This top tier London firm is keen to attract another partner to its thriving and broad based corporate and corporate finance practice. They are particularly active in t...

Reference:41009G

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READING - BANKING - 4 - 7 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

An excellent opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this highly regarded law firm in Reading. Their national Banking & Finance team advises a great range of clients (borrowers, len...

Reference:41006G

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JERSEY - PRIVATE CLIENT - NQ - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE FIRM

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

Reference:40942G

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EMPLOYMENT - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

NICHE CITY FIRM

Our highly regarded boutique client is looking to recruit an ambitious employment lawyer to join their closely knit team. The team provides advice and representation, as wel...

Reference:41005G

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BANKING / LEVERAGED FINANCE - 1 - 2 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

LEADING CITY PRACTICE - SALARY FROM £70,000

This top law firm is seeking a junior associate to join one of the leading Banking teams in London. The role will entail advising on a broad ran...

Reference:40809RR

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DCM / PROJECT FINANCE - 4 YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE LAW FIRM

This Silver Circle law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join its highly rated team in London. The role will involve assisting a partner and seni...

Reference:40796RR

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CORPORATE - 2-5 YEARS' PQE - SILVER CIRCLE LAW FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £75,000

Our client is looking to recruit an additional Corporate lawyer to join their highly rated practice in London. The position will entail taking on a significant role wit...

Reference:40791RR

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RESTRUCTURING / INSOLVENCY - 4+ YEARS' PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SILVER CIRCLE FIRM - SALARY FROM £90,000

An excellent new opportunity has arisen for an additional associate to join this top City law firm. Applicants will need to have extensive non-conte...

Reference:40552RR

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DERIVATIVES - 2 - 4 YEARS PQE - SILVER CIRCLE FIRM

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

SALARY FROM £73,000

A top City Banking team at this Silver Circle UK law firm has an excellent opportunity for a Derivatives associate at 2-4 pqe. The role represents a fantastic chance to...

Reference:40502RR

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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...

Reference:40193RR

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INVESTMENT FUNDS - 3+ PQE

Location: UK
Sector: Private Practice

STELLAR LONDON PRACTICE
This top City / Int'l law firm is seeking to recruit an additional associate to join their market leading Funds team in London. The role will involve working with tax and...

Reference:40113RR

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DUBAI - CORPORATE / COMMERCIAL - 4 - 6 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

MAJOR UK/INTERNATIONAL LAW FIRM

Due to continuing growth of this top international firm's Middle East practice, they have an excellent opportunity for an additional associate to join their...

Reference:40730RB

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DUBAI - SHIPPING LITIGATION - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

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

This top law firm is seeking to recruit a further associate to join their market leading Shipping Litigation team in Dubai. The ...

Reference:40939RB

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DUBAI - LITIGATION / ARBITRATION - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

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

This top law firm is seeking to recruit a further associate to join their market leading Litigation & Arbitration team in Dubai...

Reference:40938RR

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DUBAI - COMMERCIAL LITIGATION - 3-5 YEARS' PQE

Location: Europe
Sector: Private Practice

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

This top law firm is seeking to recruit a further associate to join their market leading Commercial Litigation team in Dubai. T...

Reference:40937RR

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DUBAI - CORPORATE INSURANCE - 1-2 YEARS' PQE

Location: Middle East
Sector: Private Practice

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

This top UK / Middle Eastern law firm, is seeking to recruit an associate to join their market leading Corporate Insurance team ...

Reference:40862RR

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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:40690RR

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BRITISH VIRGIN ISLANDS - CORPORATE - 3 - 5 YEARS' PQE

Location: All
Sector: Private Practice

TOP OFFSHORE LAW FIRM

This leading offshore law firm is seeking a further associate to joint their market leading Corporate team in the British Virgin Islands. The role will be highly vari...

Reference:40647RR

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ABU DUBAI - CONSTRUCTION - 1-2 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 Duba...

Reference:40936RB

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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:40928R

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