Thorntons welcomes its largest ever intake of trainee solicitors

Thorntons new trainees

AS A result of continued business growth, leading full-service Scottish law firm Thorntons has welcomed its single largest intake of trainees, as 17 graduates start with the firm this month. 

This year’s trainees are based across Thorntons’ Edinburgh, Glasgow, Dundee, St Andrews, Perth and Angus offices.

They are; Beth Simpson, Donald Thomson, Frankie Cusack, Gary McPhail, Georgia McNaughton, Ian Sargison, Jennifer Harris, Kirsty Barron, Lauren Pirouet, Lauren White, Lucy Hennessy, Maria Akunna, Megan Watt, Naomi Henderson, Paige McGee, Ross Faulds and Wiktoria Wisniewska.

Their first of four rotations in the two-year traineeship started on Monday with all graduates provided with first class training and mentoring support from day one. 

As a full-service firm, all trainees are offered a genuinely diverse experience at Thorntons covering everything from employment, corporate, family and intellectual property law to immigration, personal injury, private client and civil and commercial litigation. 

In addition to legal expertise, trainee solicitors will also build upon their general business, commercial and client care skills throughout the two-year traineeship. 

Colin Graham, Chair at Thorntons, said: “We continually strive for strategic growth at Thorntons for our people, our clients and the firm as a whole. It’s been a particularly exciting period as we’ve announced two new offices this year alone; our new Glasgow premises and most recently, we revealed plans for Inverness. 

“Our investment in our people and our pipeline supports our aspirations and continued success, so it is encouraging to welcome our largest intake of trainees as 17 individuals continue their legal career with us.”

New trainee Wiktoria Wisniewska originally joined the firm in the document management services team in December 2019, before transferring to Thorntons’ property team as a Conveyancing Paralegal two years later. This week marks the next step in her legal career as she begins her traineeship. 

She said: “I’ve had the privilege of experiencing various roles at Thorntons and I’m excited to learn more from my colleagues as a trainee. It’s such a diverse and inspiring firm, and a traineeship is a brilliant way to work with different departments and better understand your desired specialism.” 

Headquartered in Dundee, the firm has 71 partners and employs more than 550 people across 14 Scottish offices including its Glasgow and Edinburgh locations. 

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