Knowledge & Development Lawyer | Dispute Resolution

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How about joining us to help shape the future of Dispute Resolution at Burness Paull!

We’re looking for a highly motivated and self-starting individual to join our top ranked disputes team as a Knowledge Development Lawyer. This role is not about working up precedents and legal research (or, at least, it’s certainly not all about that). We want you to help us with our future strategy. This is a part time position with a minimum of 14 hours per week.

Litigation is staying online. That much is clear. Maybe you have a real interest in technology or smart working practices. Can you help us be the best online litigators; to develop market-leading best practices in how we run remote hearings? Then this job’s for you.

Or, perhaps you have a burning interest in the future of litigation funding; developing new models for clients looking to fund their cases. If you have great ideas for developing a suite of options and billing models for the modern disputes landscape, we want to talk to you.

Here’s the thing: we want someone who wishes to make the KDL role their own; to deliver to our disputes team real value and support.

You must have some background in commercial litigation and will work with our specialist disputes lawyers across a wide range of practice areas, such as: intellectual property and technology; telecoms; real estate; group claims; insolvency; professional negligence and in the oil and gas sector.

The successful candidate will work alongside Head of Division, Gary Moffat, and the rest of the disputes team.  We recognise that sometimes PQE doesn’t entirely matter – it’s more about your experience and drive. Ideally, though, we would want you to have 5 years PQE as a minimum.

Burness Paull is one of Scotland’s premier law firms with offices of equal size and strength across Aberdeen, Edinburgh and Glasgow, serving clients in Scotland, the UK and globally.

This is a fantastic opportunity to join a leading team in a successful, growing firm where you will be challenged on a daily basis to problem solve and continually progress your knowledge and experience over a broad range of disputes work.

If you would like to discuss the role in more detail, please contact Anna Clark at

Burness Paull’s aim is to be the leading independent law firm in Scotland. Click here to find out more about who we are and what makes us different.

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At Burness Paull, respect and inclusion are fundamental to the way we operate.  We are proud to be an equal opportunity employer, we celebrate diversity and are committed to creating a workplace where all our colleagues can reach their full potential.  If you want to know more click here. We are able to make reasonable adjustments to our application and selection process to make sure you are able to do your best. It can be difficult to talk about a disability or long term health condition but our Recruitment team are here to support you – please get in touch to discuss what we can do for you.

Our colleagues work flexibly in lots of different ways, please talk to us about the flexibility you’re looking for in your next role.

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21 October 2021
Knowledge & Development Lawyer
Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow (Including Remote Working)