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Posted: 10th September 2018

Lindsays support for future legal professionals swells to 19 trainee solicitors including those currently undertaking their two-year traineeships and the recruitment push being launched for traineeships commencing in 2020.

This week the firm welcomes seven new trainees and currently has four trainees undertaking traineeships.  Based in the firm’s city-centre offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Dundee they are taking up positions across a wide variety of departments and will be working with businesses and individual clients.

Photo [L-R]: Rachel Salmond, Rebecca Leslie, Kirsty Martin, Kendall Allan, Samantha Miller, Caitlin Connolly, Philippa Abernethy.

This latest intake is significantly higher than in previous years and reflects the firm’s commitment to investing in future talent and developing highly-skilled people. Furthermore Lindsays is opening applications next week recruiting for a further eight trainees to start in September 2020.

Alasdair Cummings, Lindsays’ Managing Partner said: “We are pleased to welcome these seven trainees and wish them all the best with their training with Lindsays and for their future careers.

“Each time we recruit for trainee positions, we’re impressed by the skills, determination and ‘can do’ approach of the applicants.  There’s a very strong pipeline of legal talent coming through Scotland, and both Lindsays and our clients will benefit from that in the future.”

In the first rotation of the 2018-2020 two-year traineeship four of the trainees are working with the following teams in our Edinburgh office: Caitlin Connolly is in Rural Property services, Rebecca Leslie is with the Private client team, Kendall Allan joins our Dispute Resolution and Litigation team and Rachel Salmond is working in Residential Property; and in Glasgow: Samantha Miller is with the Dispute Resolution and Litigation team, Philippa Abernethy joins Family Law and Kirsty Martin is working in the Employment team.

Alasdair continued: “The trainees will learn about commercial awareness and time management techniques, develop their ability to work as a member of a team and to deal with people who are often going through challenging times.

“All these skills will help them deliver positive outcomes for our clients and develop their own careers.  This investment in our people allows us to develop talented staff who offer not just good legal advice, but practical solutions and a willingness to listen to clients.”

Applications for Lindsays’ eight traineeship positions commencing in September 2020 open on Monday 10 September 2018.  Information is available on our website.

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