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Lindsays welcomes four aspiring solicitors as trainees

Posted: 6th September 2016

Lindsays trainees - Sep 2016

Lindsays is delighted to introduce the ambitious graduates who have joined as trainees this month.

The firm’s new trainees this year, (pictured above L to R) Laura Flounders, Eilidh Robertson, Amy Gordon and Caroline Millar, are settling into their new positions in Commercial Property (Edinburgh), Rural Services (Edinburgh), Private Client (Glasgow) and Dispute Resolution and Litigation (Edinburgh) respectively.

Prior to securing her traineeship, Laura joined the firm in January 2016 as a paralegal within the Commercial Property team.  Laura achieved her Diploma in Legal Practice in 2010 and since then has gained experience in a variety of commercial and legal matters with ‘blue chip’ organisations.

A Lindsays trainee will gain an understanding of clients’ needs and have the opportunity to work across different areas of law. They will have direct contact with clients and hands on involvement with projects and transactions.

Alasdair Cummings, Lindsays’ Managing Partner who was himself a trainee with the firm, said:

“We are delighted to welcome our four new trainees. Our goal is to have the right staff with the right skills to ensure we have superb people to advise and support clients. We are committed to investing in our people and believe in helping our staff succeed.”

During their traineeship they will gain experience in three different departments over two years and will be equipped with the right skills to develop their careers as lawyers.

Iona Kelly, HR Director at Lindsays commented:

“Our trainees will also develop further skills. They will learn how to deal with people who may be going through a very stressful situation and need guidance and practical support; how to work as a team member and communicate effectively with colleagues; know when to seek advice from someone more experienced; and understand the importance of building up a network of contacts.”

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