So Catriona, tell us about yourself

I am currently in my third year studying the LLB at the University of Glasgow. Outside of studies I am working towards my Gold Duke of Edinburgh Award and I’m a trainer for the Society’s Street Law initiative, so I like to keep myself busy!

What made you want to apply for work experience at the Society?

I was already involved with the Society through the Street Law programme, and the Education & Training team are so lovely and approachable that it made me want to see what the other departments at the Society do. As an aspiring solicitor, I was also keen to see how the profession is regulated.

Is it what you expected?

It is far more than what I expected! I didn’t envisage the amount of work is takes to regulate and represent over 11,000 solicitors. During my time in the Registrar's department I was impressed by the dedicated people administering the newcomers to the profession and those leaving.

Having a keen interest in politics, it was also interesting to see how the Society engages with politicians and helps to shape legislation, throughout the legislative process. 

What’s been the highlight of your week so far?

Law reform! Having an interest in healthcare law, I felt very welcomed when they asked me to express my opinion about the Recovery of Medical Costs for Asbestos Diseases (Scotland) Bill, currently being reviewed, along with reviewing the Assisted Suicide (Scotland) Bill.

What are your plans for the future?

I hope to specialise in healthcare law, so I’ve told the Registrar's team to look out for my name when awarding admission certificates! I have applied for some summer placements, so hopefully I can gain some further insight into what a career in law entails.

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