Tayside’s leading law firm Thorntons has appointed seven trainees this month.
The new recruits will undertake a two-year traineeship and will train under senior staff. They will learn from a comprehensive programme which covers many of Thorntons’ specialist teams.
The seven trainees are Megan Paterson, Sarah Matheson, Victoria McLaren, Zoe Irving, Saima Ali, Cara McGlynn and Lee Corr.
Lee, Megan, Sarah and Victoria were already previously employed by Thorntons.
Megan said: “I am excited to have the opportunity to train with such a progressive and diverse firm. I am looking forward to gaining an insight into the wide variety of departments and learning from the large number of supportive and experienced employees firm wide.”
Scott Milne, Joint Managing Partner at Thorntons said: “Our trainee programme has developed over many years. We have a diverse range of clients and work. Because of this, our trainees receive the opportunity to gain crucial experience in a wide range of areas of the law. They have the chance to experience working from many of our office locations and departments.”
Thorntons has offices in Dundee, Perth, Edinburgh, St Andrews, Arbroath, Anstruther, Cupar and Forfar.
Scott continued: “Within our departments, trainees will learn from our specialist teams. For example, they will gain valuable experience in teams such as personal injury, family law, corporate, IP, media, agriculture and commercial property. As well as learning the law and progressing a transaction, the new recruits will also receive guidance in the importance of excellent client care and effective communication – something the firm takes great pride in.
“We believe this is one of the most varied traineeships in the sector. Our seven will enjoy a strong foundation for the start of a career in the legal profession. We hope that many will continue their career development with the firm upon completion.”