Jones Whyte proudly welcomed ten new Trainees in July. This brings the total number of Trainee Solicitors currently employed by the firm to 23 with a further 5 due to commence their legal training in September.
This latest round of recruitment shines a spotlight on the firm’s commitment to investing in new legal talent as well as the career development and growth of the young lawyers of the future.
The trainees are pictured with Trainee Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, Deborah Carmichael and Stephanie Hutton, Partner and Head of Bereavement.
Pictured From Left to Right – Deborah Carmichael, Ramsay Kershaw, Louise McGhee, Niamh Finnigan, Rebecca Taylor, Nicole Donnelly, Meghan Harrington & Stephanie Hutton. Not Pictured – Rory Borthwick & Lisa Devanney.
Embarking on his Traineeship with the firm, Ramsay Kershaw commented:
“Having spent two years working at Jones Whyte as a Legal Assistant I feel that the firm, its values, and the ethos which drives it are well-aligned with my own. I am greatly looking forward to my continuing development and feel privileged to do so in an environment that promotes both growth and traditional skills whilst allowing room for intuition and change.
New recruit Nicole Donnelly added:
“I am really proud to continue my legal training at Jones Whyte having commenced my Traineeship in June 2023. Colleagues of all levels are keen to support my development, ensuring I’m provided with the face-time, expertise and experience needed for my progression. Working in this collaborative environment is really exciting as I continue my legal career with the firm.“
Deborah Carmichael, the newly appointed Trainee Partner for the firm said:
“We are delighted to welcome our 2023 intake of trainees to Jones Whyte. We are particularly pleased that so many of them were already working with the firm and honing their skills as Legal Assistants before embarking on their traineeships. This pathway allows trainees to hit the ground running as they embark on their first seats.
Our trainees really are vital to the success of the firm and its continued growth and we pride ourselves in giving them real, practical legal casework and client-facing experience from the very earliest stages of their traineeships.
It is hoped that many of them will continue their careers with us beyond qualification. Only last year, Nick Hay – a 2014 Trainee – was promoted to Partner of our Conveyancing department which gives us the confidence that we are hiring the future leaders of the firm.”
Check out below our feature in the Scottish Legal News: