Brodies, the biggest Scottish-headquartered legal firm, has launched a training programme of virtual seminars open to all newly qualified solicitors across Scotland.
More than 120 NQs have already signed up to access the free "Breakfast with Brodies" training, which has the support of the Law Society of Scotland.
An initial programme of 12 seminars covering topics from family law and real estate, to corporate governance and electronic means of concluding contracts, will run each week until mid-August. The programme aims to ensure that lawyers at the beginning of their careers can continue to learn at a time when training and development opportunities may be limited.
Law Society of Scotland chief executive Lorna Jack commented: "It has never been more important to ensure that newly qualified lawyers can continue to access development opportunities and connect with their peers. It is very positive news for the legal sector in Scotland that Brodies has opened its virtual doors to support all NQs. The "Breakfast with Brodies" series contains a variety of quality opportunities, delivered by leading lawyers and business services leaders, and will be invaluable for those at the start of their careers. I very much commend Brodies for taking this great initiative."
Brodies managing partner Nick Scott added: "We have a responsibility to our sector, and to those at the beginning of their legal careers, to do what we can to provide learning and development opportunities. Ongoing social distancing measures mean that many of the traditional routes to training are no longer available. Our seminar series will allow newly qualified lawyers to access a wide range of educational and engaging topics and provide a platform for them to make connections with their peers."