Pamela Murdoch has become our latest full time solicitor after completing her traineeship in May this year. Pamela started with Wallace Quinn as a part time Paralegal in 2017 while studying for her law degree at Strathclyde University. After graduating Pamela was offered a traineeship and after completion of that in May, joined our Livingston office as a full time conveyancing solicitor.
Wallace Quinn Director Amy Ieropoulos says,
“I’m delighted that Pamela has joined us full time after completing her training programme with us. Wallace Quinn has a history of rewarding hard work and offering opportunities to all staff and I’m looking forward to seeing Pamela develop her skills and experience with us in the years ahead.”
We caught up with Pamela for a chat recently:
Tell us about your route into the law?
I did my first degree in criminal justice and wanted to help offenders through the system and finish their sentences with the skills and support needed to rejoin society and that was a hugely rewarding experience. However, I was very conscious I was dealing with people with complex problems and I was very young. I decided to try something else for a while to get some life experience and ended up working in Administration at a law firm. I could see a clear career path in the profession and decided to go back to university to study law.
How did you end up at Wallace Quinn?
I started as a part time Paralegal to get some experience while studying law. The one thing I was clear about in my own head was that I didn’t want to become a criminal lawyer, but other than that I wasn’t really sure what area of law was for me. I was tasked with assisting the conveyancing team and found I really liked it; you’re helping people find and buy a home, which is very exciting and very rewarding. That gave me the clarity I needed and I’m delighted to be qualified and embarking on the next step of my career.
Wallace Quinn is a very supportive firm and the Directors and great and approachable. They have a great attitude to career advancement and I know there is a path all of the solicitors can charge to becoming Directors themselves in the future, which is appealing. It’s also a nice environment to work and everybody gets on, so I enjoy coming to work in the morning.
What do you do when you’re not working with Wallace Quinn?
My husband and I enjoy hillwalking – we’ve bagged a few Munros and there are plenty more to keep us occupied for a few years. We also love travelling, especially to the USA; I love Los Angeles, San Francisco, Las Vegas, the culture, the food – and I can’t wait to be able to get on a plane again and go for another visit!