Residential property


We are now accepting applications for Traineeships commencing in September 2020.

We provide our trainees with the best possible start to their career by combining support, expertise and opportunity. During our two year traineeship you will have the opportunity to spend time in 4 seats, covering a diverse range of areas including;

  • Land & Rural Business
  • Private Client
  • Energy, Strategic Land & Natural Resources
  • Commercial Property
  • Residential Property
  • Housebuilder
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate

You will be assigned a mentor in each of your seats who will help guide and support you throughout your journey to becoming a fully qualified solicitor.

We offer a comprehensive induction programme designed to equip you with the right knowledge and understanding of our firm, processes and services we offer clients. You will also have the opportunity to meet with our business support teams as well as take part in plenty of social and sporting events, including charity fundraisers and other activities as part of our commitment to our Corporate Social Responsibility programme.

Our commitment

We’ll provide you with all the support required on your journey to becoming a successful lawyer.

We’re authorised providers of Peat 2 Trainee CPD (TCPD) under the Law Society of Scotland’s PEAT 2 licensing scheme, giving you the opportunity take part in a comprehensive training programme and learn from some of the best Solicitors in the profession.

Over the course of your traineeship, you’ll benefit from a minimum of 60 hours tailor-made TCPD to ensure you develop your skills and knowledge and continually refine your expertise.

You’ll receive quarterly performance reviews (PQPR) with your mentor where you’ll have the opportunity to discuss your achievements, strengths and any areas for development. Trainee feedback is, and always has been invaluable to us to ensure our programme is as beneficial as possible.

Life as a Trainee

To find out what it's like to be a trainee, read some of our trainee blogs.

Melissa Strachan - Trainee
Fergus Hand - Trainee
Zoe Inkster - Trainee

Come and meet us

We attend university law fairs throughout the year. If you’d like to find out more about our traineeship opportunities come along and speak to us at the following fairs:

  • University of Dundee Legal Recruitment Fair- Monday 17th September 2018
  • University of Edinburgh Law Fair - Wednesday 26th September 2018
  • University of Glasgow Law Fair - Tuesday 2nd October 2018

Alternatively, if you’re unable to attend either of the above please contact the HR team on 0131 260 7589 to discuss our opportunities.

How to apply

We are now accepting applications for Traineeships commencing in September 2020.

Please click the link below and return the form to by the closing date of Monday 8th October 2018 at 4pm.

Alternatively, you can post your application to: HR Department, Gillespie Macandrew LLP, 5 Atholl Crescent Edinburgh, EH3 8EJ.

There are three stages to our recruitment process:

  1. Complete an application form
  2. First Stage Assessment - if your application is successful we will invite you to attend a group interview session where you shall sit two legal tests
  3. Final Stage Assessment - you will be invited to a panel interview with our HR Manager and two of our partners. We will also ask you to take part in a psychometric testing exercise.

Some tips to remember:

  • Complete your application accurately and spell check for grammatical errors
  • Try to avoid cliché or textbook answers - make sure your application reflects your true personality and life experiences
  • Use your extra-curricular experiences to your advantage. Work experience, studying abroad, volunteering, university clubs and societies etc. can all be highlighted
  • Ask someone else to check your application before submitting- another pair of eyes is often invaluable


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