Taking up their new jobs on 3rd September, the NQ solicitors have been part of Morton Fraser’s expanding trainee programme. Another eight trainees commence their traineeship on the same day, bringing the total number of trainees within the firm to 14. The firm is also currently recruiting up to another ten trainees for the 2016 intake.
The Morton Fraser trainee programme, which was one of the first to be PEAT2 licensed in September 2011, sees recruits actively engaged with all aspects of the life of the firm, from organising the annual Burns Supper to contributing regularly to firm’s blogs.
It has also always been a very important incubator for fresh talent, with Carryl Beveridge one of the most recent partner promotions and Chris Harte, the Chief Executive, both former trainees with the firm.
In welcoming the newly qualified solicitors and the new trainees, Chris Harte, commented:
“We take our commitment to providing training very seriously, from the recruitment process which includes a ‘blind CV’ assessment by the partners through to a training programme that is both comprehensive and diverse. Our trainees represent a key pool of talent for the firm and we’ve always been committed to maintaining a strong pipeline, never withdrawing or deferring from hiring trainees because of changing circumstances.”
The NQ solicitors are Hannah Lawrence (Commercial Property, Edinburgh), Kate McGarrity (Employment, Edinburgh), Ruth Armstrong (Litigation, Edinburgh), Stewart Crosbie (Commercial Property, Edinburgh), Kenneth Law (Litigation, Edinburgh), Scott Campbell (Corporate Banking, Edinburgh), Katy Conlan (Corporate, Edinburgh) and Louise Welsh (Commercial Property, Glasgow).