Residential property


We are now recruiting for traineeships commencing in 2021. Our applications process is now open and closes on 22nd September 2019.

Gillespie Macandrew offer a two year Legal Traineeship where you will enjoy four rotational seats within the following departments:

  • Private Client & Tax
  • Land & Rural Business
  • Energy and Strategic Land
  • Commercial Property
  • Residential Property
  • Housebuilder
  • Dispute Resolution
  • Corporate

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.

Laura Fairgrieve

Matthew Henson

Ashley Hollis

Jamie Seath

Conner McConnell

Isla Fern


Come and meet us

We attend university law fairs throughout the year. If you would like to find out more about our Summer Internship or Traineeship opportunities come along and speak to us at the following fairs:

  • University of Aberdeen Law Fair - Tuesday 17 September 2019
  • University of Dundee Law Fair - Thursday 19 September 2019
  • University of Edinburgh Law Fair - Wednesday 25 September 2019
  • University of Glasgow Law Fair - Wednesday 2 October 2019
  • Edinburgh Napier University Law Fair - Thursday 3rd October 2019

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

How to apply

Our applications process is now open and closes on 22nd September 2019.

Please download and complete the attached application form and return via email to: 

or by post marked for the attention of the HR department, Gillespie Macandrew, 5 Atholl Crescent, Edinburgh, EH3 8EJ.

If successful, the first assessment day will be held on Monday 30th September 2019 in Edinburgh.

The final assessment day will be held on Tuesday 8th October 2019 in Edinburgh.

Good luck.

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