Welcome to the Morton Fraser Experience blog.
I’m Linda Urquhart, the Chairman of Morton Fraser, and I would like to introduce to you some of our outstanding people at Morton Fraser.
Our regular Morton Fraser Experience bloggers are our trainee solicitors. Trainees come to us having completed a law degree and a Diploma in Legal Practice. They spend two years with us, learning on the job and, usually, work their way round four different areas of the firm so that they get a wide range of experience and training. This variety also helps them decide on the area of law they would like to pursue when they qualify. They are key members of the team and I hope you enjoy their perspectives on the firm.
We also have guest blogs from other members of the firm including our committed fundraisers, our very own blogging boxer and will have occasional guest blogs from people outwith the firm.
I’m delighted to encourage our enthusiastic members of staff, and if you would like to discuss anything mentioned in this blog in more detail or your organisation's particular situation please contact me at Linda.firstname.lastname@example.org.
I hope you enjoy what promises to be an illuminating read.
In the week that Sir Alex Ferguson retires, what can we learn from his leadership style?
By: Stewart Crosbie
Published: 23 May 2013
Trainee Solicitor Jennifer Guy looks at some of the ways technology has helped lawyers - but she won't be throwing away the paper books just yet!
By: Jennifer Guy
Published: 25 Apr 2013
Trainee Solicitor Andrew McLaughlin discusses legal research at Morton Fraser, and how the skills needed as a law student differ from those needed as a trainee.
By: Andrew McLaughlin
Published: 24 Apr 2013
On the evening of 15 June 2013, Marcus Whyte, Bill Stark and James Rust (The Mountain Frasers) will sign their legs away for one of the toughest hill walking events around - the Caledonian Challenge.
By: Marcus Whyte
Published: 9 Apr 2013
Trainee, Kate McGarrity, blogs about the time she spent studying abroad as a student and why she would recommend it to any prospective trainee.
By: Kate McGarrity
Published: 26 Mar 2013
Before starting my traineeship, I thought I would have to cut down on the amount of time I spent on my hobbies in order to accommodate my new job.
By: Hannah O'Rawe
Published: 18 Mar 2013
In amongst the flurry of high-powered emails and multimillion pound deals that make up just an average day in the life of a Morton Fraser trainee, there's always time for some fun - and more importantly some cake.
By: Kenneth Law
Published: 15 Mar 2013
As one of the Macdonalds staff having just joined Morton Fraser I've found the past few weeks rather hectic, with a blur of new IT systems, procedures and passwords to learn...
By: Stewart Moy
Published: 12 Mar 2013
The Morton Fraser trainees have recently changed seats again, and for me this is the last seat change during my traineeship, having moved from commercial litigation to the family law team.
By: Helen McHugh
Published: 7 Mar 2013
Having spent the entirety of my university education studying in Glasgow, one of the great things for me about commencing my traineeship with Morton Fraser was the opportunity to move to Edinburgh, which was a relatively new city for me.
By: Fiona Novosel
Published: 5 Mar 2013