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Any way you look at it, Dubai is an economic success story. Bereft of the vast natural resources enjoyed by its neighbours, it has established itself as the financial and professional hub of the Middle East and beyond. This is one of the most exciting and dynamic markets in the world for a lawyer, and it offers exposure to high-value, complex and varied legal work in small client-facing teams.

Away from business, Dubai is a global tourist hotspot with all the leisure facilities you could wish for. Life here will not be dull. From Michelin starred celebrity restaurants to some of the world’s best shopping malls (replete with indoor ski-slopes, aquariums and theme parks), it’s a place where luxury comes as standard. Joining a large ex-pat community from all over the world, you won’t find many places where it is easier to settle into a new life.

The short-term market rises and falls but the long-term trend is growth, and this is reflected in the ongoing demand for lawyers across all commercial practice areas, particularly corporate, finance, disputes, construction, employment, IT/IP, energy and projects. Openings exist at all levels for lawyers with Common Law training and credentials in a good firm. Arabic is not usually required.

When it comes to an international move, it pays to work with experts. The international team at Origin Legal has been helping lawyers to relocate their careers to Dubai for over twenty years, providing well-informed advice on everything from your preliminary research through to interview preparation, negotiating an offer and finalising the work permit paperwork. There is every chance we have answers to your questions and if we don’t, we will know where to find them. To explore legal jobs in Dubai, contact Jason or Charlotte at:

Head of International Team
Jason Horobin

Consultant
Charlotte Hooper

Testimonials

Associate, Jersey

"Comfortably the best recruiter I've dealt with. Straightforward, thoughtful, honest. My interests were well-looked after throughout the process." - Associate, Jersey

Associate, Cayman Islands

"Jason really is outstanding.  He helped place me in the perfect firm for me; his reading of the firm's culture and fit was second to none.  His in-depth and hands on knowledge of the offshore legal world was a welcome support and he was responsive and engaging throughout - no question was too small (or daft!).  He made the move offshore a genuine pleasure and helped manage a really smooth transition and process, from initially being put forward for the role to starting.  I will be recommending Jason to anyone considering a move offshore - he's the "go to" in my eyes." - Associate, Cayman Islands

Candidate

"I couldn't recommend Jason highly enough. He has his finger on the pulse of the offshore legal world and is very professional to work with. He is also very responsive and knowledgeable on the practicalities of moving offshore, especially from London. Great to work with."

Featured Vacancies

This global law firm has an outstanding presence in the Middle East region and is widely acknowledged to be among the market leaders.

This global law firm offers strength and breadth of coverage in the Middle East construction market that is unrivalled amongst its peers.

This global law firm offers a strength and breadth of coverage in the Middle East construction market that is unrivalled amongst its peers.

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When it comes to international recruitment, the option to interview over Skype, BlueJeans, or one of the many other online videoconference platforms.

Although it is increasingly commonplace for firms to use videoconferencing at some stage in their international recruitment.

Bringing your CV up to date should be easy shouldn’t it?

Bringing your CV up to date should be easy shouldn’t it?

Good CV’s, and bad, come in all shapes and sizes, and if you ask ten people for advice, they will likely give you ten different answers

If this is your first time interviewing for Partnership or another senior level post you are likely to notice some significant differences.

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