Catriona Ramsay, Associate

Catriona Ramsay

I secured my Traineeship with Aberdein Considine in January 2010, to start in May 2011. Soon afterwards, I was offered an opportunity to work as a Summer Student in the Family Department in the summer of 2010. I was immediately made to feel welcome and thoroughly enjoyed my summer there. I also got to know many colleagues which made the prospect of starting my Traineeship in May much less daunting!

I am currently ten months in to my Traineeship and am part of the Dispute Resolution and Volume Recoveries Team. I was quickly made to feel like a valued member of the team and I have a varied workload including aspects of Employment, Personal Injury, Professional Negligence, Debt Recovery, Insolvency and Secured Volume Recoveries. The environment is fast paced and demanding at times but, whether it is a fellow Trainee or the Head of Department, there is always someone willing to lend a hand.

One of the best aspects of my Traineeship to date has been the social side of things. The Firm encourages a healthy work/life balance and there is always a quiz night, monthly drinks or simply Friday night drinks to look forward to. A Traineeship with Aberdein Considine is not for the feint-hearted but is rewarding and enjoyable at the same time. You are immediately given your own workload to manage and your own responsibilities. I appeared in court within the first month of my Traineeship and am gaining new skills every day. I am looking forward to the next fourteen months!