Legal Traineeships 2020

Organisation
Miller Hendry
Reference
VAC-13614
Contract Type
Traineeship
Practice Area
Commercial, Court, Private Client, Residential Conveyancing
Location
Dundee & Perth
Salary
Yr1 £19k / Yr2 £22k
It is the firm’s intention to recruit two trainees (one to be based in Dundee and one in Perth) for legal Traineeships commencing in September 2020.

Job Description

During the Traineeship you will spend six months in each of the four departments - Private Client, Court, Residential Property and Commercial Law. Applications are invited from graduates in Scots Law (or an equivalent Honours Degree in other subjects, combined with a degree in Scots Law) who have obtained, or expect to obtain, a Diploma in Legal Practice from a Scottish University and an entrance certificate from the Law Society of Scotland before their anticipated start date in September 2020.

Salary will be as recommended by the Law Society of Scotland which at present is:-

Year One — £19,000 Year Two — £22,000

Recruitment Process & Timetable

Miller Hendry is committed to the recruitment of legal trainees into the firm.  The benefits of this policy have been clearly demonstrated over recent years as several talented individuals have remained in the firm’s employment following their traineeship.  These individuals are now making significant contributions to the success of the firm through the work they undertake for clients.  Although employment at the end of the traineeship cannot be guaranteed, the continued expansion and the requirements for succession planning mean that long term prospects for employment and advancement are very good.  The timetable and the process are outlined below.

Steps in the recruitment process and key dates

  • Deadline for application submission (CV and covering letter): 31st March 2019
  • Initial Sift of applications: Mid-April 2019
  • Applicants may be required to submit additional information as required: End April 2019
  • Interviews + presentation*: Mid-May 2019
  • 2nd interview (if required): End May 2019
  • Applicants advised of outcome: Mid-June 20192020 Traineeship commences: September 2020

*Applicants may be asked to make a 10 minute presentation on a specific area of law (given in advance) with 5 minutes of follow up questions.  A general 45 minute interview will then follow.  Applicants will also have the opportunity to tour the offices and speak to current trainees and staff.

If you would like to be considered for a legal traineeship, please forward a CV and covering letter in the first instance to: Audrey Harte, HR Adviser, Miller Hendry, 10 Blackfriars Street, Perth, PH1 5NS or email by clicking the 'Apply' button below.

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