University of Aberdeen Law Traineeship and Work Experience Fair

Monday 5th October 2020, 10:00am-12:00pm and 1:00pm-3:00pm

This year the University of Aberdeen Law Traineeship and Work Experience Fair will take place virtually via Blackboard Collaborate. Information about all the attending organisations can be found below along with the links to each room. Note that the room links will not open until Monday 5th October at 10am.

Organisations attending the Fair

Addleshaw Goddard LLP

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We offer a full range of commercial legal services from our offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen, London, Leeds, Manchester, Doha, Dubai, Hamburg, Hong Kong, Muscat and Singapore, and through a world-wide network of strong relationships with chosen firms in North America, Europe and other key and emerging jurisdictions.

Please note: on the day of the fair, Addleshaw Goddard will do a short presentation in their online room at the following times: 10:30am and 1.30pm.


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Brodies is the Scottish headquartered law firm offering clients the largest specialist legal resource in Scotland, delivering services of the highest quality to Scottish, UK and global organisations.

With offices in Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow and Brussels, we offer legal advice to private and public sector clients in core areas such as mergers & acquisitions, business disputes, commercial property, banking & financial services, employment, pensions & benefits and trust & tax.

Our clients include big companies, small and medium enterprises, entrepreneurs, business people and individuals from all backgrounds who are active in almost every sector of the Scottish economy. They come to us for different reasons but invariably stay with us for the same ones – relationships built on trust and galvanised by the quality of our legal advice, commercial know-how and shared appetite for success.

At Brodies we believe it's important to understand and communicate the broader issues, in the world of finance, the economy and public policy. Where change is happening, you will often find us leading the legal debate and we will always make sure that our clients are the first to know about the issues that matter.

  • Visit our website                                                                               
  • Watch our traineeships and summer placements video:

CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP

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CMS is a future facing, global law firm well equipped to help clients confront challenges and seize opportunities with confidence. CMS put the interests of clients at the heart of everything they do across their 70+ offices in 40+ countries in the UK, Europe, the Middle East, Asia and South America. With more than 1,000 partners and 4,800 lawyers, CMS work in cross-border teams to deliver top quality, practical advice no matter how complex the situation. 
The firm is recognised for its sector excellence and focus in consumer products; energy; financial services; hotels & leisure, infrastructure & project finance; life sciences & healthcare; real estate; and technology, media & communications. Their legal expertise is therefore matched by real world, commercial understanding of the markets in which their clients operate.  
As a future facing firm, they embrace technology and are committed to new ideas that challenge conventional ways of doing things if a better solution for clients can be found. Their aim is to anticipate and create sustainable and rewarding futures for their clients, people, and communities.  

Dickson Minto

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Dickson Minto is a boutique corporate law firm  specialising in corporate transactions, with offices in Edinburgh and London. Trainee recruitment is the backbone of our business. Students choose us because we guarantee London based training for corporate trainees, cover the Scots law Diploma in Professional Legal Practice fees and provide a challenging and fun environment where hard work is rewarded. We choose them because we take on top graduates and when we train the best, we want to keep hold of them.

We offer Summer placements to third year LLB students (or first year graduate LLB students) in corporate or commercial property.   For 2021, applications forms are available to download from www.dicksonminto/careers:


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We are a global legal business, transforming legal services through our people for our clients. We have 31 key locations and over 4,000 people delivering services and solutions that go beyond expectations.


By questioning traditions and thinking beyond conventions, we achieve outstanding levels of innovation. We have received recognition for our work by The Financial Times who named us as one of Europe's most innovative legal advisers, and we have a range of stand-alone consultative services, technology and products in addition to the traditional legal offering.

We connect on a global scale, sharing our knowledge and technical expertise to identify and anticipate challenges. We are finding new solutions for clients within eight core sectors including Energy and Industrials, Financial Services, Insurance, Public Sector, Real Estate, Retail, Food & Hospitality, Technology and Transport.

Watch our DWF Trainee Solicitor Programme video:

Gillespie Macandrew LLP

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Gillespie Macandrew LLP are a leading Scottish law firm with a strong reputation for our work in Land & Rural Business; Private Client; Energy and Commercial real estate sectors. We have 23 Partners and over 100 fee earners and support staff across Edinburgh, Glasgow and Perth.

Government Legal Service for Scotland


The Government Legal Service for Scotland (GLSS) is a community of lawyers in government in Scotland which exists in order to:

  • provide shared services to member offices, associate offices and their legal staff
  • promote contacts, share information and develop skills and knowledge among lawyers in its member offices and associate offices
  • raise awareness of the roles of lawyers in government

Find out more about legal traineeships in the GLSS:

Please note: on the day of the fair, the Goverment Legal Service will do a short presentation in their online room at the following times: 10:15, 11:15, 13:15 and 14:15.

Law Society of Scotland

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We are the regulatory and representative membership body for all practising solicitors in Scotland, but we also do a lot of work to support our future members. We set the route to qualification as a Scottish solicitor, accredit universities to offer the LLB and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice and regulate trainees, so you can come and speak to us if you have questions about the stage you’re at and what you need to do next.

We also offer a lot of careers support and guidance, so you can also have a chat with us about traineeships generally or legal career options. For example: what working in-house entails in comparison to private practice, how to approach high-street firms or what the partnership track looks like. You may want to have about what considerations you should make when choosing a traineeship such as employer-type, whether having different seats is important or areas of work you might be exposed to.

You can also sign up as a Student Associate with us which is our free programme of support designed specifically for students. This allows you to unlock our online careers hub to gain access to loads of employability advice specific to scots law students and volunteer for some of our well-known projects such as Street Law, the Donald Dewar Debate or as a Careers Ambassador.

Shepherd and Wedderburn

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Shepherd and Wedderburn is a leading UK law firm. From offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and the City of London, the firm delivers comprehensive multi-jurisdictional legal advice across every business sector as well as offering the full range of private client and wealth management services.

Regarded by many as the go-to firm for specialist advice in real estate; energy and natural resources; and financial and banking sectors, Shepherd and Wedderburn also has an impressive track record in advising clients from across other industries and sectors. FTSE and AIM companies, large SMEs, and public service organisations are counted among its clients.

With 81 partners and more than 500 staff, Shepherd and Wedderburn has the expertise, experience and depth of resource to deliver what our clients need.


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Stronachs is a best-in-class provider of legal and professional services to businesses from major corporations, oilfield operators and service companies to SMEs and family partnerships, as well as landowners, tenants, and individuals.

TARGETjobs Law

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We are TARGETjobs and we’re here to give you the best possible start to your law career.  Although we can’t meet in person, we’re happy to be meeting you virtually! 

TARGETjobs works with your university’s careers service to provide you with the largest choice of training contracts, vacation schemes, pupillages and mini-pupillages at top law firms and chambers across the UK. As well as careers advice on topics ranging from CVs and interviews to – more recently – how to job hunt during a pandemic, we have sector-specific advice for both aspiring solicitors and barristers. You can find guidance on the different areas of law, legal work experience, qualification routes for lawyers, applying for training contracts and pupillages, and much more on our website!

We're excited to be running a competition for all the students that sign up at virtual Careers Fairs we are attending this autumn!  All you need to do is register for TARGETjobs by clicking ‘Visit our website’ below to be in with a chance of winning the following giveaway:  £250 H&M voucher and a £250 Amazon voucher. Competition closes 15th December 2020. T&C’s apply. Good Luck!   

The University of Law

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We are one of the UK's longest-established specialist providers of legal education. What really sets us apart from other universities is the guiding principle that future lawyers and business leaders should learn in a realistic, professional and contemporary context, with plenty of practical interactive engagement.

Thorntons Law LLP

Thorntons has grown significantly over the last four years following a number of strategic mergers and investments into one of Scotland’s top 5 independent law firms. Throughout its successful expansion, our focus has remained the same, to provide the highest quality legal advice and service, when and where clients need it.

We are progressive and ambitious. While we expect high standards from our people, we recognise and value the contribution they make to our business – and our success. We see the whole person, not just the person in the workplace – and we’re aware that everyone has busy lives outside work. It’s simple common sense: do our best for our people and they’ll do their best for us.

At Thorntons we pride ourselves on doing what is right, and as two time winners of the Scottish Business Insider Employer of the Year Awards you can see why solicitors choose, and enjoy a career with Thorntons.

Please note: on the day of the fair, Thorntons will do a short presentation in their online room at the following times: 10.20am, 11.20am, 1.20pm and 2.20pm.

Womble Bond Dickinson

Womble Bond Dickinson's regional heritage and local knowledge, combined with a transatlantic reach, gives us the insights capable of unlocking more opportunities for our clients and our people.

With locations on both sides of the Atlantic, we provide the breadth of legal experience and services to meet our clients’ needs without losing connections within our different communities.

These strong local and regional ties enable us to remain close to the issues our clients and our people.

We take our commitment to being a Responsible Business very seriously and care about the impact of our actions on our people, our local community and the environment. Building sustainable relationships through partnerships with charities, community projects and our own initiatives, we are determined to play a strong role in creating better places to live, work and do business.  

We want our actions to have real social value impact, and so focus our activity on social mobility, empowerment and unlocking potential in the areas of Education, Employment and Entrepreneurship. At WBD we empower and encourage our people to get involved in a wide range of Responsible Business activities.

From community volunteering, to support for 'access to justice' charity partners and legal advice clinics, through to our work experience programmes, commitment to cutting our carbon emissions and #BeYourself diversity and inclusion campaign, it's just part of how we do things here.

We strive to create a diverse and inclusive culture to attract and retain the very best people.

Whether with clients, employees or suppliers; building relationships is a part of our culture, in which we nurture a spirit of equality, fairness and respect for all. These qualities make us a better business and is integral to a successful workplace.