At Peacock Johnston, we are determined to build on our reputation for excellence. We recognise that, in order for our firm to grow, we require to employ individuals with the skills to match our ambitions.
As employers, we are committed to recognising the career aspirations of all employees and by assisting all employees towards fulfilment of their potential. In practical terms, this means that we are committed to ongoing training, development and support to all staff, qualified or unqualified. We will support those who wish, in obtaining professional qualifications, through a process of ongoing personal development.
Our core values are to treat every member of our team with dignity and respect, regardless of seniority, status, or experience. As a firm, we are committed towards realising the potential and the career aspirations of each member of our team, be they qualified or unqualified.
Our practice environment is one of mutual respect and appreciation, where every member of our team is respected for the contribution they make to the firm. We feel that such an attitude breeds a culture of teamwork and mutual commitment, achieving a superior level of service for our clients.
We are fully appreciative of the need for a work/life balance and, as a result, we are fully committed to the family needs and personal circumstances of our team.
Accordingly, we are always keen to hear from both experienced and newly qualified solicitors, from all areas of practice, who can identify with our values and wish to be a valued member of our team.
Our firm offers a wide range of specialist services to individuals and businesses alike. Our traineeships seek to strike a balance between your broad development as a solicitor, as well as specialist development and insight into the areas of law in which you are most interested. We seek to expose you to a wide variety of legal areas over the traineeship, in the hope that you will broaden your skills as a general practitioner, and perhaps learn more about yourself as an individual – you may even develop an interest in an area of law which you had not previously considered.
We provide regular in-house training, fund external Continuing Professional Development courses that may interest you, as well as covering the cost of your Professional Competency Course and your entrance into the Law Society of Scotland as a practicing solicitor. We put each trainee in a separate room with a senior solicitor (usually a partner) to provide you with exposure to the reality of legal practice.
We aim to make your traineeship a rewarding experience, by giving you full file responsibility, as well as direct contact with clients. From this, we expect you to gain valuable skills in teamwork, interpersonal skills, commercial awareness, time management, and prioritisation.
We seek to train individuals who can commit to our goals as a firm, and who are open to developing skills in a number of legal practice areas. Our aim is to develop a highly skilled professional who will be ready to take on their own cases and clients in two years time.