The firm advises on Wills, Estate Planning and Succession, Land and Property, Charities, Employment Law, Divorce and Family and Family and Private Businesses. Trainees will have the opportunity to work within a variety of these areas, moving every six months.
Our exceptional team of lawyers provide joined-up advice to individuals, families and charities.
In addition, our tax experts provide clear and effective advice, ensuring all tax exemptions and reliefs are fully utilised. We integrate our tax advice ensuring we provide our clients with tailored, joined-up solutions.
Turcan Connell currently has 22 Partners and staff of around 220 lawyers and tax advisers.
Any offer of traineeship is subject to you obtaining a minimum upper second class law degree or successfully passing your accelerated law degree. We also require you to complete and pass the Diploma in Legal Practice at first sitting.
We only recruit trainees who are undertaking a Scottish Law Degree.
If you have undertaken the two year accelerated LLB the timetable for applications is slightly different for you. You should aim to apply for a traineeship towards the end of your first year unless you plan to take time out.
During your traineeship you will have four seats, each lasting six months.
Trainees do have an input into seat allocation and if trainees have an interest in a specific area we will try to give them a seat in that department. Our largest departments are Land and Property and Wills, Estate Planning and Succession and all trainees will undertake a seat in both of these areas.
At the moment Turcan Connell does not have traineeships within our London Office, however, there may be an opportunity to work in our Glasgow office.
We encourage our trainees to take responsibility, including client contact and ownership of your own workload from the outset in conjunction with the relevant Client Care Partner. The amount of client contact does depend on the seat you are in. Generally your mentor/Partner will try to involve you as much as possible.
Since Turcan Connell is a private client firm, there is a strong emphasis on the importance of building and maintaining relationships with clients. Therefore, trainees will be expected to regularly attend client meetings.
There is no such thing as a typical day; however, Turcan Connell strives to give employees challenging work within rewarding work environment.
All trainees will be allocated a mentor who will offer guidance and support through their time at Turcan Connell.
We offer a variety of regular internal seminars and trainee continuing professional development seminars specifically aimed at trainees.
We believe learning is a continuous two-way process which requires regular feedback and communication. The Partner responsible for the area in which the trainee is working will conduct quarterly reviews, in accordance with The Law Society requirements, to discuss the key skills a trainee is learning and developing. We also encourage trainees to give feedback on their experiences, as this allows us to evolve and develop our traineeship.
Turcan Connell encourages our trainees to take responsibility for their career from the start and the quarterly reviews are an important part of your continuing professional development. We realise everyone has different strengths and interests, and trainees are encouraged to suggest areas in which they would like to develop their skills throughout their time with us.
No, our assessment day is held approximately two weeks after the closing date.
Yes, as part of our traineeship offers, we currently offer sponsor to our future trainees PEAT1 fees to a maximum of £8,000.