Scottish law firm looks to future success as they welcome new trainees

Lesley Larg (centre) with the new trainees

LEADING Scottish law firm Thorntons has announced that five new trainees are joining the firm this March, with a further twelve trainees to join in September. 

This month, joining the Private Client team in Edinburgh and Perth respectively are Latasha Kirimbai, Gemma Vear and Ellen Grant, whilst Andrew MacQueen joins the Business Law team and Euan McLaughlan becomes part of the Residential Property team in Dundee. 

Each year, hundreds of law students and graduates apply for a place on Thorntons’ highly respected  traineeship programme, these individuals having excelled during that selection process.  The new recruits will benefit from the hands-on training experience Thorntons offers, learning from the breadth of experience of Thorntons’ lawyers, which includes a number of accredited specialists and solicitor advocates.  Thorntons’ trainees are fully involved with clients from the start, working alongside expert teams across the wide range of services that the firm offers. The trainees will also be part of a diverse learning and development programme, a mentoring scheme which is tailored to them, and will have the opportunity to attend internal webinars and seminars. 

Lesley Larg, managing partner of Thorntons, said: “As a firm, we proudly place people at the heart of everything we do. Trainees are key to our future success, and helping them gain a valuable breadth of experience to further develop their legal, business and client skills, is something we pride ourselves on.”

“Latasha, Gemma, Andrew, Euan and Ellen will benefit from a tailored development programme that will see them given the best possible start to their legal career, with clear career pathways for their progression. We are really pleased to welcome them in to the Thorntons’ team.”

New trainee, Andrew MacQueen said: “I am delighted to be joining the Thorntons Business Law team. I chose Thorntons due to its rich history in law throughout Scotland. I hope my experiences in my education and career to date will help me to bring more value to the firm and clients that I will be working with.”

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