Trainee roadshows

In 2016 we launched a brand new series of local events for current trainees across Scotland. They're completely free of charge to attend and are designed to support you.

We've has a really successful launch; in fact 98% of this year's attendees said they'd recommend the events to other trainees!

This year, we will be running separate roadshow events tailored specifically for 1st and 2nd year trainees. The 1st year events are scheduled to run in October to coincide with the first couple of months of many traineeships. The 2nd year events will run in May, while many trainees are preparing for the transition to life as an NQ. 


2nd year trainee roadshow - register now!

The dates for this roadshow targeted at 2nd year trainees will be hosted around Scotland on the following dates:

Edinburgh - Tuesday 2 May 2017, The Law Society of Scotland's offices
Aberdeen - Thursday 4 May 2017, Balfour & Manson
Dundee - Wednesday 10 May 2017, Apex Hotel City Quay Dundee
Glasgow - Thursday 11 May 2017, The Corinthian Club

All events will run from 6-8.30pm


Here's why you should attend...

Wine Icon     Meet fellow trainees over informal drinks

These events are intended to be a laid back opportunity for you to meet fellow trainees who are working in your area. Building up a good network and having friends in the profession can be really beneficial to your future career as well as crucial to your general wellbeing.

 Networking Icon  Listen to a panel discussion featuring our trainee experts

This event is specifically targeted to address your concerns and questions about the period of transition between the traineeship and an NQ role.

Our speakers who have been invited to join our panels are all particularly well-equipped to talk to you about your career options. For example, solicitors who have transitioned into a different area of practice to where they undertook their traineeship, those who have perhaps moved from private practice in-house, those working within an alternative profession (e.g. Advocacy) or those working in another jurisdiction.

The panel members will change according to their location, but here are some of our speakers to give you a flavour of what to expect in terms of the depth and breadth of experience they will bring:

Joe Boyd
Now works: As a Court Lawyer at Ludgate Dunne
History: Trained at Bannerman Burke, then worked at RBS

Ayla Skene
Now works: Pinsent Masons
History: Trained at Glasgow City Council then subsequently worked at the Highlands and Islands Enterprise

Arezo Darvishzadeh
Now works: The Ethnic Minorities Law Clinic
History: Trained at HBJ Gately

Usman Tariq
Now works: as an advocate
History: Trained at Pinsent Masons

Q And A Icon    Ask questions and openly discuss your experiences

Maybe you'll have questions for the panel, but maybe you'd prefer to talk about how you're finding your traineeship with your fellow trainees! It can be really helpful to hear everyone having the same highs and lows, concerns and questions - after all, you're all in the same boat!


Register to attend now!

Places will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Some events may be capped based on the capacity of the respective venues.

If you have any questions regarding our events, please email


Our 1st year trainee roadshow will be hosted in October 2017. Please check back for more information.