Now that the dust has settled on this latest group reflection on legal practice, the time has come to issue certificates, publish the class photo (see below) and study the feedback.
The purpose of this programme, emphatically, is not to teach any law although it is inevitable that some perils of wisdom are likely to fall (eiusdem generis?) but rather to create practical, experiential situations in a training context in order to better prepare the participants for meeting these situations in practice, with all the concomitant risks of professional standards. Of course, trainee solicitors are never certain as to the areas of practice in which they are likely to find themselves in the future as this is likely to depend upon market trends, opportunities and individual preferences.
SLAS wishes every success to these younger colleagues and looks forward to their many future years of membership of our Society and to their involvement in our business and activities. Hopefully, in the not too far distant future, we may find a former PCC trainee among our Council membership.
The back row from left to right : Victoria Rae of TC Young, Glasgow, Laura Waddell of Bruce Short, Dundee, Gillian McNaught of McTaggarts, Largs, Joanne McGlashan of Shield and Kyd, Dundee, Anne Leeming of Jardine and Donaldson, Alloa, Carla Melville of McCash and Hunter, Perth, Ross Rutherford of Harper McLleod, Glasgow, Darran Khorasani of Harper McLeod, Glasgow and Michael Sweeney of Russels, Gibson & McCaffrey,Glasgow. The front row from left to right: Avril Tennant of North Lanarkshire Council, Kate Smith of Kelly and Co, Glasgow, Lisa Burns of Dallas McMillan, Glasgow, Zoe P Stevenson of Laird & Co, Glenrothes, and Laura Kiernan of Blantyre Criminal Solicitors, Blantyre.