Gibson Kerr is a long established, central Edinburgh, legal practice with a good client base, specialising in family law, personal law (private client) and residential conveyancing and estate agency. The business is a three partner firm, with four other qualified solicitors and a trainee solicitor. We operate from two offices in north central Edinburgh.
The traineeship will solely be focused on personal law work, and the trainee will have the opportunity to deal with a varied case load including will and power of attorney drafting, executry administration, including some personal taxation, and assisting with power of attorney administration for elderly/ vulnerable clients and trust drafting and administration.
As part of a small team, the trainee will work under the supervision of the department partner and senior solicitor, but will be given the opportunity of client contact at an early stage. This is an excellent opportunity for the right candidate to develop their career within a supportive environment.
The successful candidate will be enthusiastic, bright and cheerful – someone with good rapport with clients and colleagues. They will be hardworking, confident and prepared to take responsibility for their actions. A willingness to promote the services of the business when suitable opportunities arise is important. Our preference is for someone who lives in Edinburgh or within easy commuting distance of our office.
Qualifications and Skills:
Supervisor: Lindsay Maclean
Job Purpose: To carry out legal work under supervision with a view to being admitted as a solicitor in Scotland.
Conditions of Employment:
The Purpose of the Interview
This is for us to gain sufficient information about each of the candidates through answers to the questions that we will put to them to assess their suitability for the job. It is also to find out whether the most suitable individual is going to work on the conditions agreed between them and us and that he or she will enjoy and find satisfaction in the job. The interview may incorporate a test, including a basics computer skills test.
From the candidate’s perspective, the interview is an opportunity to find out more about what the job will involve, the terms and conditions of employment and to ask other questions to enable them to decide whether to accept the position if it is offered to them.
There may be a second interview.
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