Dundee Legal Recruitment Fair

Monday 17th September 2018

11:00 – 14:30

Bonar Hall, University of Dundee


The 2018 UoD Legal Recruitment Fair took place on Monday 17th September 2018, 11:00 - 14:30 in the Bonar Hall, Park Place, Dundee. 

The Fair was open to students and graduates of any discipline, and was a first class opportunity to meet law firms and training providers and find out all about their training contracts, summer vacation schemes and law degrees.


List of Firms/Organisations who confirmed attendance at the 2018 Fair: 

Aberdein Considine is an award-winning law firm with 19 offices across Scotland and the north of England and nearly 400 staff.  Our specialist lawyers, independent financial advisers and property experts act for thousands of private and commercial clients across the country.

We are Scotland's largest estate and leasing agent with a national network of high street branches, including in the key cities of Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and Stirling.

We have one of the most respected litigation practices in Scotland, acting for most major banks and financial institutions.

We also offer a full range of legal services to individuals and businesses - and have a leading financial services department, which deals with everything from personal finance up to corporate benefits.

Practice Area(s):  Family Law, Employment Law, Criminal Law, Corporate and Commotional, Conveyancing and Property law, Litigation, Dispute Resolution, Wills and Executry.

Website:  www.acandco.com

What will you be offering?  We will be offering information on our Summer Placement position and Traineeships.

Vacancies:  Summer Placement position and Traineeships.

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Addleshaw Goddard are a firm of over 1100 lawyers operating around the world. Since 1775, we've evolved and grown into the successful, international business we are today. Operating across four major practice areas - Corporate & Commercial, Finance & Projects, Litigation and Real Estate - we bring real sector understanding to leading businesses as well as financial institutions, government departments and successful individuals.

Practice Area(s):  Corporate & Commercial, Finance & Projects, Litigation and Real Estate.

Website:  http://graduates.addleshawgoddard.com/

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What will you be offering? As well as meeting people from across the business, you'll get practical advice on what firms look for and how to make your application stand out.

Vacancies:  Placement schemes and training contracts.

Discipline(s) required:  2.1 degree, any discipline in addition to ABB at A level, exc General Studies.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Interested in expanding your career options globally? If you are studying or practicing law you may be eligible to sit for a U.S. Bar Exam and become a U.S. attorney. BARBRI enables you to qualify as a US Attorney, providing the only International Bar Review programme specifically tailored to the needs of non-US law graduates and lawyers. Our flexible learning opportunities allow you to balance work, home and study while preparing for the Bar Exam. Choose from our innovative home study online course or a classroom based approach in London, Dublin, Paris or Dubai.

Practice Area(s):  Law, education, US law.

Website:  www.barbri-international.com/

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What will you be offering?  Information to students on our company and how we can help students enhance their career opportunities.

Discipline(s) required:  Law.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Blackadders is a law firm that works as a team to provide first class, trusted advice to individuals and businesses in Scotland and further afield from its offices in Aberdeen, Dundee, Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth, Arbroath and Forfar. Our commitment to clients extends to wealth management and property, where Blackadders is one of Scotland’s most trusted law firms. From planning your and your family’s affairs and investments, advice on resolving disputes, through to commercial legal advice for every type of business, Blackadders is trusted by thousands of clients every year to help them achieve their goals. 

Practice Area(s):  Law.

Website:  www.blackadders.co.uk

What will you be offering?  Trainees will attend giving information regarding a traineeship with Blackadders.

Vacancies:  Traineeships.

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Brodies is the Scottish headquartered law firm offering clients the largest specialist legal resource in Scotland, delivering services of the highest quality to Scottish, UK and global organisations.

With offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brussels, we offer legal advice to private and public sector clients in core areas such as mergers & acquisitions, business disputes, commercial property, banking & financial services, employment, pensions & benefits and trust & tax.

Our trainee programme is designed to give you the best learning and development opportunities available. With three eight month seats across our departments you will have the time to learn the skills you need and to adapt your working style in order to become an effective member of our team. Working alongside our top tier-ranked lawyers and their teams will give you the opportunity to learn from the best and get your career off to an outstanding start. Our traineeship focuses on giving you responsibility and ownership or your own workload from day one and the rest is up to you…

Practice Area(s):  Corporate and commercial; energy (both renewables and oil & gas); property; litigation; banking and financial services; employment, pensions and benefits and trust and tax.

Website:  www.brodies.com/

What will you be offering?  We will be giving information on our future Summer Placements and Trainee positions  when to apply etc. and answering any questions the students might have.

Vacancies:  Traineeships.

Disciplines required:  Scots Law or dual qualification, any non-law disciplines.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Burness Paull is a leading commercial law firm operating over three offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Aberdeen.  We have over 480 staff and have worked in over 60 jurisdictions in the last year.

Practice Area(s):  Corporate, Property, Dispute Resolution.

Website:  www.burnesspaullgraduates.com/

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What will you be offering?  We will be offering advice and information regarding our Summer Placement and Traineeship schemes.

Vacancies:  Trainee Solicitors.

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

With 76 offices in over 42 countries, CMS is a global elite law firm. In 2017, CMS UK, Nabarro LLP and Olswang LLP combined in what was the largest ever merger in the UK legal industry. The new combined firm, CMS, is now the 6thlargest in the UK by revenue and the 6th largest globally by headcount.

CMS is a new kind of future-facing law firm. By combining top quality sector expertise with international scale and a strategy to become a progressive technology-driven firm, CMS delivers excellence for its clients and is committed to ensuring all employees achieve their full potential.

Across its six core sectors of Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Project Finance, Lifesciences and Healthcare, Real Estate and Technology, Media and Communications, CMS has some of the brightest and most creative legal minds. Its lawyers are immersed in the clients’ worlds, are genuine experts in their fields and knowledgeable about the issues that lies ahead.

The firm is modern and ambitious: employing more than 5,000 fee earners worldwide it creates strong relationships with clients and staff, meaning it is looking for lawyers with excellent personal skills as well as being technically strong. In return, CMS offers world-class training and development opportunities.

Practice Area(s):  Commercial law.

Website:  http://graduates.cms-cmno.com

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What will you be offering?  We have a range of graduate opportunities which are open to law and non-law students and students who are currently at university or who have already graduated. Eligibility for our graduate opportunities will vary depending on your year of study; therefore, please visit our website for further details.  Our minimum criteria requires candidates to have an ABB at A Level (or equivalent) and be on track to achieve/have achieved a 2:1 at degree level (or equivalent), law and non-law disciplines. We will take into account mitigating circumstances.

Vacancies:  First Steps Programme, CMS Academy, Training Contract.

Discipline(s) required:  Law, any non-law discipline.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Dentons is the world's largest law firm, delivering quality and value to clients around the globe. Dentons is a leader on the Acritas Global Elite Brand Index, a BTI Client Service 30 Award winner and recognized by prominent business and legal publications for its innovations in client service, including founding Nextlaw Labs and the Nextlaw Global Referral Network. Dentons' polycentric approach and world-class talent challenge the status quo to advance client interests in the communities in which we live and work.

Practice Area(s):  Commercial.

Website:  www.dentons.com/uk-graduates

What will you be offering?  This is a great opportunity for students to talk to a variety of people from the firm, and get an idea of what Dentons is really like.

Discipline(s) required: Law.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Dickson Minto specialises in all areas of corporate and commercial property law through its offices in Edinburgh and London.  Further details can be found on our website.

Practice Area(s):  Corporate and commercial property law.


What will you be offering?  Dickson Minto have traineeships available in both corporate and commercial property starting in 2020.  In addition the firm employs 2nd and 3rd year students for summer placements each year of 3 weeks duration.

Vacancies:  2020 Traineeships and 2019 summer placements.

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Digby Brown is Scotland's largest personal injury practice. From our seven offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Kirkcaldy, Inverness, Aberdeen and Ayr, we cover the length and breadth of the country. Digby Brown is ranked Band 1 for Personal Injury in Scotland by Chambers Guide to the UK Legal Profession and Legal 500. Each year we use our experience and expertise to recover millions of pounds in compensation. Digby Brown has been at the forefront in providing access to justice for accident victims by pioneering 'no win, no fee' arrangements and by introducing legal expenses insurance and outlays funding schemes. In addition, the firm believes they are unique in Scotland by using specialist departments to cover the range of types of accidents, types of injury and location of accident, to offer our clients the very best possible resources to bolster their case.

Practice Area(s):  Personal injury.

Website:  www.digbybrown.co.uk/

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What will you be offering?  Information on our traineeships for 2020 and Summer Placements for 2019.

Vacancies:  Traineeships for 2020 and Summer Placements for 2019.

Discipline(s) required:  Any discipline.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

DLA Piper is a global law firm with lawyers located in more than 40 countries throughout the Americas, Europe, the Middle East, Africa and Asia Pacific, positioning us to help clients with their legal needs around the world.

Unlike many law firms, DLA Piper is organised to provide clients with a range of essential business advice, not just on large scale mergers and acquisitions and banking deals but also on people and employment, commercial dealings, litigation, insurance, real estate, IT, intellectual property, plans for restructuring and tax. It has a comprehensive, award winning client relationship management programme and the brand is built upon local legal excellence and global capability.

Practice Area(s):  Corporate, litigation & regulatory, real estate, finance, tax.

Website:  www.dlapipergraduates.com/

What will you be offering?  DLA Piper representatives will be on hand to discuss upcoming programmes- namely our Summer Internship, Graduate Programme, First Year Insight Programme and Open Day opportunities.

Discipline(s) required:  Any discipline / any non-law disciplines.

Will you be collecting CVs?  Yes.

Ran by University of Dundee’s students, the Dundee Student Law Review was originally established to showcase the work done by University of Dundee law students. Accepting both national and international pieces, we actively campaign for Dundee law students to submit their high standard works, often from past assessments or even brand new pieces, written specifically for publishing in the review.

With a peer-review system provided largely by University of Dundee staff, and sponsoring and prizes issued by Anderson Strathern and SCOLAG, we offer students an opportunity to be published in a high-quality student-ran journal with the potential to win prizes which could contribute hugely to their careers, such as work placements and publishing in larger journals.

Additionally the Dundee Student Law Review also offers students the opportunity to join the Editorial Board, whereby they are responsible for the editing of pieces submitted to the journal and allows the issuing of feedback in an unmatched peer-to-peer experience, giving the editor an unique experience which can be exceptional for their CVs and can allow them to be part of one of the University’s most academic and satisfying experiences.

Website:  www.dundee.ac.uk/law/opportunities/dundeestudentlawreview/

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What will you be offeringWe will be offering students the opportunity to learn more about the Dundee Student Law Review and ask the managing editors any questions they have about contributing to the publication.

We are also recruiting new editors for the 2018/19 academic year and will be on hand to answer any questions students may have about the application process or what being an editor would entail.

Students will be able to view our website and a selection of slides, alongside published articles, so they can get a flavour of what the Dundee Student Law Review expects from submissions.

Vacancies:  Editor positions and contributors to the Journal.

Discipline(s) required:  Law.

Will you be collecting CVs:  No.

Dundee University Law Society is one of the largest and most active societies on campus. We are a society run by students, for students, and our aim is to optimise the experience for University of Dundee Law students. 

We run various projects throughout the year, ranging from careers events, social and fundraising events.

Specifically, our careers events focus on preparing students for life after the LLB, from what options are available to them, to interview skills and application advice. We are lucky to receive support from firms and organisations to bring our members the best events possible. Specifically, this year, we aim to bring our members events regarding careers out with the law, for those who wish to explore the opportunities available with a law degree in hand.

Our social and fundraising events aim to bring together the Law students with a range of events such as our Annual Law Ball and Charity Pub Quizzes. 

Website:  www.duls.co.uk

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What will you be offering?  At the recruitment fair we shall be offering students a chance to sign up for membership to the society, ask questions regarding membership and the society, and general advice to incoming law students.  Furthermore, we shall be offering more information regarding our upcoming social and academic events. 

Dundee University's Mooting Society engages in the identification, training and confidence building of Scotland's next generation of top lawyers.

Email:  law-mooting@dundee.ac.uk

Social Media:  Facebook

What will you be offering?  We will be offering a point of contact to students who may wish to take part in the training we run, or want any information around the competitions we run both within and outwith the UoD.

DWF LLP are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. Led by Managing Partner and CEO Andrew Leaitherland, we have over 25 key locations and 2,700 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations.

By questioning traditions and thinking beyond conventions, we achieve outstanding levels of innovation. We have received recognition for our work by The Financial Times who named us as one of Europe's most innovative legal advisers, and we have a range of stand-alone consultative services, technology and products in addition to the traditional legal offering.

We connect on a global scale, sharing our knowledge and technical expertise to identify and anticipate challenges. We are finding new solutions for clients within eight core sectors including Energy and Industrials, Financial Services, Insurance, Public Sector, Real Estate, Retail, Food & Hospitality, Technology and Transport.

Building business relationships that inspire trust and confidence across all levels of our business; means we deliver an exceptional client experience. We work with a range of FTSE 100 multinational household names to private individuals, from both the public and private sector.

Join us on our shared journey to redefine legal services and you’ll benefit from the most innovative thinkers, technical experts and sector specialists.

Practice Area(s):  Insurance and commercial services.

Website:  www.dwf.law/graduate

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What will you be offering?  We will be offering students advice on vacation scheme and training contract applications, as well as giving further details about our other graduate opportunities. Students will also have the opportunity to speak to members of our Emerging Talent team and trainee solicitors.

Recruiting for:  Vacation Scheme, Training Contract and Open Days.

Discipline(s) required:  Any disipline.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

The Faculty of Advocates is the professional body to which all Advocates belong.

The Faculty of Advocates ensures that the people of Scotland, regardless of wealth, background or location, have access to the very best independent, objective legal advice. The Faculty has been at the forefront of legal excellence since 1532 and regulates the training and professional practice, conduct and discipline of advocates.

As well as ensuring excellence in the specialist field of courtcraft, the Faculty is constantly evolving and is at the forefront of innovations in alternative dispute resolution methods such as arbitration and mediation. 

Practice Area(s):  Law.

Website:  www.advocates.org.uk

What will you be offering?  tbc.

Discipline(s) required:  All Law.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

We are a leading Scottish law firm with a strong reputation for providing our clients with exceptional legal, property and tax advice and services. 

Working alongside clients in every sphere of life: personal, family and business, we can offer all the specialist expertise you need to build, protect and ultimately pass on your personal and business interests. 

We also support businesses and charities throughout their day to day running offering advice as they develop and grow the business, and on how they can protect the organisation for the future. 

Gillespie Macandrew enjoys a reputation as a pre-eminent private client, commercial and residential property law firm in Scotland. In addition, we are recognised for our expertise across the corporate, rural, energy and charity sectors, together with employment and debt recovery and insolvency.

Our clients value our service and professionalism. Among them is a range of leading individuals, corporates, charities and landowners. We represent around a million acres of industrial, rural and development land in Scotland.

In a profession not always renowned for its human touch, we strive to be an exception. Gillespie Macandrew has 22 Partners and over 100 fee earners and support staff.

Website:  www.gillespiemacandrew.co.uk/

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Practice Area(s): Land and Rural Business, Private Client, Tax, Dispute Resolution, Corporate, Commercial Property, Energy and Infrastructure, Residential, Housebuilder.

What will you be offering?  Information with regards to our firm and how to apply for our Summer Internships and Traineeships commencing in September 2020, as well as on-going recruitment. 

Vacancies: Traineeships 2020.

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Herbert Smith Freehills is one of the world’s leading professional services businesses, bringing together the best people across our 27 offices, to meet client legal services needs globally. 

Operating as one global team, we use innovative systems and processes to ensure our work is delivered intelligently, efficiently and reliably. We care about the markets and communities we work within and constantly strive to make them better.

At Herbert Smith Freehills, you are working with a world-class and diverse team of client focused professionals who can ensure client's achieve their best results.

At Herbert Smith Freehills, we aim to be the leading global law firm for inclusion across the spectrum of diversity.

Practice Area(s):  Disputes, Corporate, Funds, Finance, Real Estate.

Website:  www.herbertsmithfreehills.com

What will you be offering?  We will be able to offer an insight into opportunities for under graduates and graduates in both our Belfast and London offices.

Vacancies:  Belfast - summer internships and Legal Analyst roles /London vacation schemes and training contracts.

Discipline(s) required:  English/NI law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.


Governing Body for Solicitors in Scotland.

Website:  www.lawscot.org.uk/

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What will you be offering?  Career opportunities and volunteer opportunities.

Disciplines required:  Scots Law.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Lindsays is a full-service law firm with a reputation for providing an excellent and outstanding service to clients. Our specialist teams offer a diverse range of services, allowing us to cater to the individual needs of a wide range of clients.

The firm maintains strong residential property and private client departments and has an expanding range of corporate and commercial services, which include company law, corporate finance, intellectual property, technology, employment, charity law, rural property, commercial property and construction, which enjoy an excellent reputation in the marketplace. In addition, our expert Dispute Resolution & Litigation group deals with all aspects of civil and commercial litigation for a wide variety of clients and includes a Personal Injury team that specialises in industrial disease, travel related and accident abroad, medical and dental negligence and spinal injuries claims.

With 44 Partners and over 200 staff, 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.

Practice Area(s):  Private Client, Residential Conveyancing, DRL

Website:  www.lindsays.co.uk/

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What will you be offering?  An opportunity to meet potential Traineeship candidates and to provide them with an insight into the Lindsays life as a Trainee.

Discipline(s) required: Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

MacRoberts is one of Scotland’s leading independent commercial law firms, maintaining strong links within the Scottish economy from its offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee. Established over 150 years ago, the firm has vast experience and an impressive track record in areas including all aspects of corporate law, taxation, pensions and share schemes, corporate defence law, employment law, construction, transport and major infrastructure projects, real estate and energy. The firm also provides a select service to private individuals, including family law.

We are more than just lawyers - we are industry experts with unrivalled commitment to the sectors in which our clients operate.  Keeping up-to-date with relevant law, industry challenges and technological advancement is not just part of the job - it is a reflection of our enthusiasm.  This dedication has allowed our firm to thrive, winning the favour of some of Scotland's largest organisations and projects throughout the years.

Practice Area(s):  Corporate and Commercial Law.

Website:  www.macroberts.com

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What will you be offering?   Opportunity to chat with staff at MacRoberts and learn more about the firm, the culture, the traineeship programme and how to apply.

Vacancies:  2021 Traineeships.

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

In this new business age, Pinsent Masons is a new kind of law firm. Headquartered in London with over 400 partners globally, our offices stretch across the UK, continental Europe, Africa, the Middle East and Asia Pacific regions and we will open new offices in Dublin in 2017 and Perth, Australia in 2018. We offer a full service capability across five key sectors: Advanced Manufacturing & Technology, Energy, Financial Services, Infrastructure and Real Estate. In each, our aim is to be market-leaders by combining exceptional legal advice with unrivalled market understanding.

What distinguishes us is a single, powerful idea – that we are seamlessly one firm; agile, flexible, and focused on giving our clients a competitive edge – whether they’re a national supermarket chain, a regional business investment fund or a global technology business.

A vision provides direction and motivation for everyone in the business. It helps to keep us focused on a common goal. In Pinsent Masons our vision is to be an international market-leader in our Global Sectors.

So whether you’re based in our network of eight UK offices or somewhere overseas like Dubai, Hong Kong or Paris, you’re part of the same fluid network of talented people, working together. We see openness as a strength; our teams collaborate across different specialisms and support each other at every level. If you have a question, nobody’s too important to ask. We recognise talent early, and reward achievement on merit.

The future we offer is one in which you can become much more than a first-class lawyer. We’re looking to train and develop independent thinkers who are curious about the what, why and where-to-next of international business; innovators with the potential to become well-rounded and knowledgeable business advisers, with the ability to lead a new kind of firm into a very different age.

Practice Area(s):  Commercial, Banking & Restructuring, Litigation, CAD, Property.

Website:  https://graduate.pinsentmasons.com/

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What will you be offering?  

Training Contract:  The two-year Training Contract comprises four six-month seats, spent in four different Practice Groups, and combines regulatory and skills training.  Seat allocations take account of trainees’ preferences and aim to strike a balance between their choices and the firm’s requirements.  In each seat trainees will be supervised by a senior colleague who will guide them through their learning and development in each seat.  There is also full support from Pinsent Masons’ Graduate Development team who will meet trainees regularly to discuss their on-going performance. 

Vacation Scheme: Over the course of a number of weeks, attendees will be fully immersed in all aspects of working life at Pinsent Masons.  They will experience a structured programme of work-based learning, skills training and presentations, as well as plenty of socialising and networking.  The programme is available across all of our UK offices. 

Discpline(s) required:  Any discipline / any non-law disciplines.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

The Reach Project is a national project funded by the Scottish Funding Council (SFC) to support and enable young people on their journey to a 'high demand' profession. At Reach Tayside, we focus on Medicine, Dentistry and Law, and help young people to build up their confidence, explore these degrees and make competitive applications to these courses.

Practice Area(s):  University of Dundee based work, with occasional visits to schools in Tayside area.

Website:  www.dundee.ac.uk/reach

What will you be offering?  We hope to recruit current Law students to help support us in delivering in-school and on-campus Law activities.

Vacancies:   Ad-hoc work on campus and in schools in the Tayside area on casual basis.

Discipline(s) required:  Currently studying Law and interested in working with young people to inspire them about the degree and the profession.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

The Government Legal Services for Scotland (GLSS) is a professional community of lawyers in Scotland. Lawyers working with the GLSS and its related offices are engaging in a wide variety of interesting and intellectually challenging work, which includes development and implementation of new law, high profile litigation and dealing with novel devolution or other constitutional problems. European Union, Human Rights and Devolution Law form a constant background to Government.

Practice Area(s):  Public Law.

Website:  www.gov.scot

What will you be offering?  Information on GLSS and Traineeships.

Vacancies:  Traineeships for 2020.

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

SYLA is a non-profit organisation, which educates, entertains and represents young lawyers in Scotland. The association is run by young lawyers, and holds over 50 events a year across Scotland, and is constantly thriving to extend its' outreach.

Website:  www.syla.co.uk/

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What will you be offering?  Providing information on what SYLA does, signing people up to become members, and information on our upcoming events.

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Shepherd and Wedderburn is a leading UK law firm. From offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and the City of London, the firm delivers comprehensive multi-jurisdictional legal advice across every business sector as well as offering the full range of private client and wealth management services.

Regarded by many as the go-to firm for specialist advice in real estate; energy and natural resources; and financial and banking sectors, Shepherd and Wedderburn also has an impressive track record in advising clients from across other industries and sectors. FTSE and AIM companies, large SMEs, and public service organisations are counted among its clients.

With 78 partners and more than 450 staff, Shepherd and Wedderburn has the expertise, experience and depth of resource to deliver what our clients need.

As a founding member of the World Services Group, Shepherd and Wedderburn is able to respond to clients’ needs swiftly and effectively anywhere in the world. Currently the firm serves clients in 92 jurisdictions.

Practice Area(s):  Litigation, Property, Private Client, Employment, Corporate Finance.

Website:  www.shepwedd.com/

What will you be offering?  We will be offering 2019 Summer Placement.

Vacancies:  Summer placements.

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

A wide range of sector expertise and a personal, flexible service is what makes Stronachs one of Scotland's leading independent law firms with in-depth sector knowledge and legal expertise rivalling any of the larger, national and international firms. We know the law, we know the market and for us, it’s personal. All of Stronachs’ clients, from multi-national corporations to family businesses, receive a dedicated, expert and personal service.   Stronachs are a full service firm with expertise in oil and gas, corporate finance, rural and agricultural affairs, employment law, dispute resolution, private client, commercial and residential property.

Practice Area(s):  Full service law firm.

Website:   www.stronachs.com

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What will you be offering?   There will be an opportunity to meet with solicitors from the Firm in order to find out more about the Firm and the traineeship opportunities we provide.

Vacancies:  Traineeships (2019 and 2020 start dates).

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Thompsons Solicitors Scotland are an award-winning firm of solicitors and accident lawyers with a passion for justice. We are best known for our expertise in personal injury claims, we are one of the leading firms of accident injury lawyers in the country. We have offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Dundee, Galashiels and Peebles and, through our sister company, branches throughout England and Wales.

Practice Area(s):  Personal Injury, Employment Law, Mass Litigation, Industrial Disease, Medical Negligence, Private Client.

Website:  www.thompsons-scotland.co.uk/ 

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What will you be offering?  Information and guidance on the recruitment process here at Thompsons.

Discipline(s) required:  All Law, any discipline.

Will you be collecting CVs?  Yes.

Thorntons is one of the largest independent law firms in Scotland, with a network of 12 offices, close to 500 staff and 57 Partners. We are one of the few genuinely full service law firms in Scotland so our lawyers have career opportunities across the full range of specialisms.  We know that our success is due to the contribution of our people and we are committed to maintaining our friendly open culture and supporting and developing our people throughout their career. We were delighted to have this commitment reflected in our success at the Business Insider Awards, winning Best Large Scottish Employer in both 2016 and 2017.

Our trainees are the key to our future success and we will strive to provide you with a challenging and varied traineeship with first class training and hands on experience from the start.

As a trainee you will have the opportunity to work in many of our offices. You traineeship will be structured in four 6 month rotations and you will have client contact from early on. Much of your training will be delivered by Accredited Specialists so you will be learning from the very best.

A Thorntons traineeship can offer you the chance to experience lots of different areas before you specialise including:

  • Employment
  • Corporate
  • Intellectual Property
  • Commercial Property
  • Immigration
  • Commercial Litigation
  • Personal Injury
  • Family
  • Private Client
  • Residential Conveyancing
  • Land & Rural Business

However if you already think you are sure of a field that you want to specialise in then talk to us and we will strive to structure a more focused traineeship for you. 

For more information on Thorntons traineeships or to apply please visit our website. Applications for 2020 Traineeships will close on 27 September 2018.

Practice Area(s):  Commercial Litigation, Personal Injury, Family Law, Immigration, Civil Litigation, Criminal Litigation, Corporate, Intellectual Property & Technology, Employment, Commercial Property, Construction, Private Client, Land & Rural Property and Residential Property.

Website:  www.thorntons-law.co.uk

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What will you be offering?  Please come to speak to representatives from our HR department and some of our current trainees who can tell you about our graduate recruitment programme and what Thorntons can offer you.

Disciplines required:  Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

The vision for Turcan Connell has always been to offer all the professional advice under one roof that an individual might need during their lifetime. This means offering a full range of legal services alongside a complete range of tax services.

We believe that this joined-up, interdisciplinary approach of combining legal and tax expertise really sets Turcan Connell apart and enables us to provide the very best advice and counsel to our clients.

Our team of solicitors are often there at the most important and sometimes difficult times in our client's lives. Our clients trust us to advise, guide and support them in the right way through changing circumstances, whether on an issue regarding employment or on the breakdown of a relationship.

We recognise that many of our clients lead busy lives and they value our responsive approach. Our solicitors are committed to them and to understanding their circumstances as fully as possible. We want them to succeed, we want to preserve and enhance their wealth now and for future generations and we want to provide sensible and workable solutions for all the issues that they face.

Founded in 1997, today we have 22 partners and staff of around 220 lawyers and tax advisers offering a unique combination of skills and expertise covering tax; estate and succession planning; employment; dispute resolution; entrepreneursfamily and rural businessesdivorce and familyland and property; and charity law.

Turcan Connell's offices in EdinburghGlasgow and London serve a broad range of clients who value the focus our team of solicitors can bring to their affairs.

Practice Area(s):  Wills, Estate Planning and Succession, Land & Property, BusinessLaw, Divorce & Family, Employment & Dispute Resolution, Charity Law and Tax Advice.

Website:  www.turcanconnell.com

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What will you be offering?   Discussions on details and application processes for traineeship recruitment for 2020 and summer internships for 2019.

Vacancies:  Traineeships 2020 and Summer Internships 2019.

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

The Careers Service at the University is not just a building you enter before you graduate. We're made up of trained, dedicated and professional members of staff.  We provide help and guidance throughout the progress of your degree and also when finding a job.


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What will you be offering?   Meet our Careers Advisers, register for Dundee Plus and find out about temporary vacancies within the University through DUTE.

Will you be collecting CVs:  No.

Law School offering English and Scots LLB, accelerated LLB, LLM and PG Diploma in Professional Legal Practice.

Website:  www.dundee.ac.uk/law/

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What will you be offering?  Information on programmes of study, especially accelerated (graduate) LLB and postgraduate courses. 

Discipline(s) required:  Graduate LLB, PG.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

The University of Law (ULaw) is the largest provider of professional legal education and training in the world with centres in London, Birmingham, Bristol, Chester, Guildford, Manchester and Leeds. Previously The College of Law, it was granted university status in November 2012.

It is widely regarded as expert in legal training – all of its tutors and course designers are qualified solicitors or barristers and have practice experience.  It works closely with over 90 of the UK’s top law firms and chambers of all sizes and exclusively delivers the Legal Practice Course (LPC) to trainees at many of the leading global law firms. In February 2015 ULaw launched an MSc in Law, Business and Management, designed in conjunction with Linklaters.

ULaw is proud of its record of empowering students from all backgrounds to achieve their legal career goals.  It supports qualified lawyers throughout the profession with a comprehensive programme of professional development courses. The commitment of the University to the employability of its students is reflected in its most recent destination figures: based on known destinations, 97% of full time LPC students who graduated in summer 2015 had secured employment within nine months of graduation. It also provides the Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) to give non-law graduates an entry route into the profession and the Bar Professional Training Course (BPTC) for prospective barristers. 

Practice Area(s):  Law

Website:  www.law.ac.uk

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What will you be offering?  All students will get an opportunity to liaise with representatives to find out more about studying law in the UK and the employment prospects/network we have to support our students.

Discipline(s) required:  Law, any discipline.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Womble Bond Dickinson is a full-service transatlantic law firm, created on 1 November 2017 through the combination of UK firm Bond Dickinson and US firm Womble Carlyle.

A UK Top 20, all service commercial, law firm, Womble Bond Dickinson has more than 420 partners and 1,000 lawyers based across 18 US cities and eight UK cities. The firm's reach also extends to Europe where it has strategic partnerships with other law firms in Germany and France.

In the UK, Womble Bond Dickinson advises in excess of 40 FTSE 350 companies, many of the largest businesses in the country, government organisations and wealthy individuals. With a focus on eleven key sectors (Energy & Natural Resources; Financial Institutions; Healthcare; Insurance, Manufacturing; Real Estate; Retail and Consumer; Transport, Logistics & Infrastructure; Pharmaceuticals, Biotechnology & Life Sciences; Technology and Private Wealth) the firm’s experience allows it to build strong relationships and deliver an excellent service to clients.

Practice Area(s):  All service law firm.

Website:  www.womblebonddickinson.com

What will you be offering?  The firm is looking for intellectually capable, motivated and enthusiastic individuals from any discipline. To be successful, you'll understand the need to provide practical, commercial advice to clients. You'll share the firm’s commitment to self-development and teamwork and its desire to provide clients with services which match their highest expectations.  Trainees at Womble Bond Dickinson will have an opportunity to spend six months in four Business Groups, gaining a real breadth of experience along the way.

Vacancies:  Traineeships beginning in September 2021.

Discipline(s) required:  Any discipline / any non-law disciplines.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.

Wright, Johnston & Mackenzie are a full service law firm with offices in Glasgow, Edinburgh, Inverness and Dunblane. We have 27 Partners and over 100 staff.

We pride ourselves on being trusted advisors to our clients - not just being their lawyers. We are all commercially focused, business aware and in tune with our model of client centricity. We look for the same level of interest and passion in helping our clients from our trainees as we do from our qualified staff.

Trainees rotate seat every six months over the two years of their traineeship.

Practice Area(s):  CRG, Corporate, Commercial Property and Private Client.

Website:  www.wjm.co.uk

What will you be offering?  Traineeship in 2020 and Summer Placement Scheme in 2019

Vacancies: Traineeship in 2020 and Summer Placement Scheme in 2019

Discipline(s) required:  Scots Law or dual qualification.

Will you be collecting CVs?  No.