I began my traineeship with B+M in August 2017, after joining the firm as an office assistant during the summer of the same year.
I completed my LLB at the University of Strathclyde in 2015, having been heavily involved with the University and its many projects and societies. The pinnacle of my involvement being my work as Co-Founder and Chief Editor of the Strathclyde Law Review: a self sufficient legal publication with articles from students as well as top academics and practitioners. The Review is now in its 4th year and I am happy to see that it's growing from strength to strength.
Outside of work, you are likely to find me on a tennis court; being disappointed by Arsenal; or if I am very lucky - enjoying a trip to Canada which I travel to as much as possible.
In my first 6 months, I was based in the busy commercial team where I assisted with commercial property, corporate and charity transactions.
In February 2018, I joined Iain Nicol’s litigation team. My role was to assist Iain with his wide-ranging personal injury and medical negligence litigation caseload. I enjoyed being able to help clients through challenging and emotional periods in their lives in order to achieve a good result for them.
In my third seat, I had a dual role as I continue to support Iain Nicol’s litigation team whilst also assisting the firm’s Sheriff Court Department. I was responsible for appearing at the Sheriff Court for any Simple Procedure or Ordinary Court agency instruction the team receives and, as such, I regularly appeared before the Court several days a week. Remaining with Iain Nicol’s team allowed me to build upon my experience in handling a busy personal injury and medical negligence caseload yet, through the Sheriff Court Department, I was able to gain exposure in other areas of litigation including commercial, private client and property disputes.
For my final 6 months of training, I will be assisting Robert Holland and the Employment Law Team. I will largely be involved in the preparation of Tribunal claims for cases of unfair dismissal; discrimination under the Equality Act 2010; and bullying and harassment in the workplace. I will also assist in advising clients on settlement agreements. I am delighted to be a part of one of the foremost employment law teams in Scotland and look forward to working with my extremely experienced colleagues in achieving excellent outcomes for our clients.
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