Aamer Anwar & Co
Contract Type
Practice Area
Criminal Court Work, Human Rights
We are inviting applications for a traineeship to commence in Spring 2021 within our criminal defence firm, but may also consider those finishing their diploma in Summer 2021.

Job Description


We have a vacancy for a first year trainee to commence in 2021. We may also consider a second year trainee who wishes to assign. The successful candidate will be based at our Glasgow office, but travel will be required, so a full driving licence is necessary. It is essential that the trainee has a genuine interest in criminal defence and appeal. work and a passion for human rights.

With pending Fatal Accident Inquiries, civil actions against the state, the Sheku Bayoh Public Inquiry, as well as a substantial criminal defence practice, this is an opportunity for a trainee who wants to work at the cutting edge of criminal law. Our firm’s ethos is a commitment to the pursuit of justice and we have built a fearsome reputation in cutting edge civil liberties law. This is an exciting moment to be at the heart of one of Scotland’s leading law firms

Candidates need excellent communication and interpersonal skills while being professional and presentable at all times. Having good attention to detail is essential, as well as the ability to work under one’s own initiative under pressure to challenging deadlines.

Strong research skills shall be essential to fulfilling this role, given the complex and varied caseload which we handle.  Our firm operates a different model from traditional law firms and this makes for a relaxed and friendly working environment despite the demanding nature of our work in these ‘testing’ times. We value our employees highly and work to ensure that all of our staff members feel like an integral part of our team . This firm is committed to providing the successful candidate with all the right training, and, importantly, support; so that our trainee completes all the outcomes required by the PEAT 2. No two days are the same at Aamer Anwar & Co, which makes this an exciting opportunity, for any lawyer, at the start of his or her legal career.

All categories of degree will be considered. We want a trainee who can hit the ground running-As such previous legal and/or other relevant work experience will be of considerable advantage.

Please note we are equal opportunities employer and welcome applications from a diverse background.

All applications and queries will be treated in total confidence.  If you are interested, please email your CV and cover letter by the 1st March to Aamer Anwar/Ryan Sloan at  

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