Wallace Quinn has always been keen to develop the next generation of solicitors through traineeships and ongoing career development; indeed, one of our Directors, James Reid, started as a trainee with the firm.
The latest trainee to qualify while working with Wallace Quinn is Richy Murray, who has subsequently taken up a full-time position with the business. Katie Roberts has recently arrived as a new Trainee solicitor.
Richy attended Strathclyde University where he initially started on a business course before transferring over to law.
Richy says, ‘I realised that I was more excited by contracts than accountancy and moving into law seemed like a natural step. Conveyancing is a great aspect of the law because in every transaction you’re helping people work towards something very exciting in their lives – the purchase of a new home. I get a great deal of satisfaction seeing the smiles when clients pick up the keys to a new property’.
Richy got into the property journey last year, moving into a new flat in Uddingston. He is a keen rugby player at East Kilbride RFC. At the start of lockdown he adopted a Patterdale Terrier named ‘Fenton’ who keeps him on his toes when out and about for walks.
On qualifying as a solicitor, Richy says, ‘I’ve had a great experience as a Trainee at Wallace Quinn. The Directors have been very involved with my training at every step and that support has extended into my first months as a qualified solicitor as I begin to run my own team surrounded by the staff who have played a huge role in my progression. Hard work gets noticed at Wallace Quinn and I’m looking forward to growing as a solicitor alongside what is an excellent, fast-growing firm.’
With Richy qualifying, a new trainee solicitor has started. Katie Roberts is a Strathclyde graduate and over the next two years will complete her traineeship working within the conveyancing department. Katie initially started university as a psychology student before transferring to law and working part time in the Crown Office in Glasgow.
Katie says, ‘Criminal work is fascinating but not at all like you see on TV. Conveyancing allows me to help people at a key moment in life; helping them deal with the stress and the excitement is very rewarding. I’ve only been here a few weeks, but everybody has been incredibly friendly and there is a great atmosphere at Wallace Quinn.’
Director James Reid says, ‘At Wallace Quinn we believe in giving our staff room to grow in their professional careers with training and support. I’m delighted that Richy has qualified, and he has a long career ahead of him and a home at Wallace Quinn. Katie is the latest to join our training programme; she has bright future and has the right attitude and skills to do well in her career and I’m looking forward to working with her throughout her traineeship’.
For more information on current vacancies at Wallace Quinn, log onto www.wallacequinn.co.uk/jobs.