Michael Franklin and Lewis Barn joined us in January to undertake their two year traineeships during which they will have the opportunity to work in various departments across the firm. Michael studied for his degree at the University of Dundee before going on to work in various commercial roles and travelling to South America. He then completed his Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Glasgow and is currently working with our Commercial Property team, having already spent some time in the Employment department.
Lewis obtained both his degree and Diploma at the University of Glasgow. Whilst on the Diploma, Lewis appeared as a contestant on University Challenge and, like Michael, he has commercial contracts experience. Lewis is currently working in the firm’s Residential Property team.
‘A warm welcome to two new trainees who join the firm, Michael Franklin and Lewis Barn. I’m confident each will thrive as they learn and develop in the practice of the law. Bringing through talented lawyers is the lifeblood of the firm. I wish them every success as they start out in their legal careers’ – Marie MacDonald, Chairman.
Congratulations to Colette Heaney who completed her traineeship with us in February 2019 and has now taken up a new role as a qualified Solicitor within the Commercial Property department. Colette joined MSHB as a trainee in 2017 after obtaining her degree and Diploma in Professional Legal Practice from the University of Strathclyde. Colette has experience in a range of commercial property matters including acquisitions and disposals, leasing and re-financing.
‘Colette successfully completed her traineeship with us and is a valued member of the team. We are delighted that she has joined the department her new role as a qualified Solicitor’ – Peter Lawson, Head of Commercial Property.