Wallace Quinn’s newest solicitor will complete his traineeship on 4th February and take up a full-time position with the firm. James Higgins works in our Livingston office as part of the conveyancing team.
James studied law at Glasgow Caledonian University before completing his diploma at Dundee University.
‘I always thought law would be a rewarding career and I love interacting with people. I think like many lawyers I was first attracted to the criminal cases I saw on TV dramas but what I love about conveyancing is that you’re helping people at a, excuse the pun, key moment in their lives. I get a real satisfaction from telephoning clients to say that’s everything sorted and it’s time to go get the keys and start properly thinking about paint colours and kitchen appliances.’
On working at Wallace Quinn, James says,
‘it sounds a bit cliched, but I really love the people and the atmosphere in the company. We really are a team and we enjoy working together and helping clients. I like that there is support to develop as a solicitor and I’m looking forward to seeing what challenges lie ahead’.
Away from the company, James enjoys golf and is a member of both Airdrie Golf Club (where he stays) and Crail golf club (where he loves to visit). Playing off a handicap of 11, James says he enjoys the sport and the camaraderie found on the course.
“I love that you’re both playing against yourself and others and getting exercise in some stunning surroundings. Crail is a links course and Airdrie is set among the woods so both offer very different challenges. It’s fun that you’re never really sure what is going to happen with each tee shot. Unlike conveyancing which is much more predictable, thankfully!
Wallace Quinn Director Amy Ieropoulos says,
‘As a firm, we believe in giving our staff room to grow with training and support. James is a valued and hard working member of the team and I’m delighted that he’s finished his traineeship and is embarking on this new stage of his career with us at Wallace Quinn as a qualified solicitor’.