Gillespie Macandrew announces it will retain seven of its trainees as newly qualified (NQ) solicitors, following completion of their two-year legal traineeship programme in August of this year. These NQ solicitors will be joining the firm’s Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution, Energy, Family Law, Land & Rural Business and Private Client teams.
Beth Hancock, Miles McKay, Fiona Reid, Rachael Burke, Alasdair Forsyth, Alexandra Foulkes and Harry Donnelly joined the firm as trainees in 2021, completing four trainee seats across the firm’s expert legal teams.
Robert Graham-Campbell, Chief Executive Officer, said “The appointment of seven newly qualified lawyers to our firm is testament to the quality of our trainees and the success of our traineeship programme in supporting young professionals in their journey into law. Their appointment underpins our continuing investment in growing the firm across the breadth of our legal practice areas. I am delighted to welcome these talented individuals to our firm now as qualified solicitors”.
The firm’s training academy has supported a number of former trainees to partner level, reflecting Gillespie Macandrew’s longstanding commitment to developing and investing in its people to strengthen the firm’s growth strategy.
The firm advises clients on all areas of land and rural business, private client, commercial real estate, energy, tax and disputes, combining a personal approach with industry-leading expertise.
Left to right back row – Miles McKay (NQ Solicitor), Harry Donnelly (NQ Solicitor), Alexandra Foulkes (NQ Solicitor), Alasdair Forsyth (NQ Solicitor)
Left to right front row – Rachael Burke (NQ Solicitor), Robert Graham-Campbell (CEO), Beth Hancock (NQ Solicitor), Fiona Reid (NQ Solicitor)