What can you expect as a trainee?
Lamia Al-Lamki, 2017 Trainee following 2015 Summer Placement
I chose Harper Macleod because much of what the firm talked about in terms of being innovative and business-minded stood out to me. During the time I was at university, increasing pressure on the legal market meant that many traditional Scottish firms were fast disappearing. Harper Macleod stood out in that they had continued to grow despite the recession and the trainee retention rates remained high.
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Deborah Alexander, 2017 Trainee following 2015 Summer Placement
I assisted two of the firm’s solicitors with obtaining Confirmation on a number of executries and conducted a will review to ensure all wills which were held on file were accurate and up to date. I had previously undertaken placements with other firms however my placement with Harper Macleod was different – I really felt that I was being given the chance to be involved in ‘real’ client-facing legal work for the first time.
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Victoria Robinson, 2017 trainee
Harper Macleod stood out to me because of its business-minded nature to provide practical solutions in an evolving business environment. It is a firm that puts the client at the centre of everything they do and I was keen to be a part of this client-based approach.
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