Media Release: Allan McDougall bucks industry trend with record number of new trainees

SCOTTISH law firm, Allan McDougall, has announced that it will be appointing a record three new trainees this year.

The first (Leigh Kilanowski) joined the firm this month, while the remaining two (Kirsten Mackinnon and Joanne Clancy) have already been recruited and will be commencing their traineeships in September.

Says a spokesperson: “With the number of training contracts in short supply (the number registered by The Law Society of Scotland dropped by seven per cent from 527 in 2010 to 488 in 2011), it is becoming ever more challenging for many newly-qualified law graduates to secure a traineeship.

“However, Allan McDougall, which provides a range of legal services that individuals may need in various situations throughout life, has seen growing demand for its services and is adding to its team to meet it.”

Gordon Bathgate, managing partner of Allan McDougall, commented: “We’ve been fortunate to remain busy during recent years and now feel in a strong position to take on three new trainees this year, helping us build our resources to continue to meet client demand for our services in the future.”

Note to editors

Law firm, Allan McDougall, provides a wide range of legal services that individuals may need in various situations throughout life. Operating nationally from five offices in Edinburgh and Midlothian, the firm’s services include property, personal injury, employment, family, wills, trusts and executries and civil litigation.

For further information

Julie Harris, Partner, Allan McDougall

T: 0131 225 2121


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Contact: Julie Harris
Phone: 0131 225 2121