Interested in a career as a solicitor or property expert? Looking for an opportunity to grow with an established firm?
At d and h, we're always keen to hear from people who are interested in working for us.
Josey Donachie joined the Firm as a Summer Student in 2017 and 2018 and is back with us this summer.
Here are a few words from Josey regarding her placement:
"In the summer of 2017 I joined d and h as a summer student returning 2018 and also this summer. I am now working as a summer student in the role of Legal Assistant and hope to gain a traineeship at the end of my diploma in legal practices.
I attended North East Scotland College to study a HND in Legal Services which is a course accredited by the Scottish Paralegal Association. I then went on to study Law (LLB) at the Robert Gordon University from which I'm graduating this summer. I plan to start my diploma in legal practices in September whilst continuing to work at d and h.
I have enjoyed my time to date working for the Firm and look forward to qualifying as a Solictor."
We take pride in making sure our staff are supported and developed throughout their career through training, mentorship and other opportunities.
Natalie Bird (Associate Solicitor) is a full member of STEP having recently been awarded a STEP Diploma in Trusts and Estates (Scotland)
The qualification comprises of four Advanced Certificates:
- Wills and Executries: Law and Practice
- Trusts: Law and Practice
- Taxation of Trusts and Estates
- Trust and Executry Accounting
What is STEP?
Society of Trust and Estate Practitioners. It is a global professional body that helps families plan for their futures. They set standards, train and educate their members, and uphold those standards.
What is a 'TEP'?
'TEP' stands for 'Trust and Estate Practitioner'. Full STEP members are known as ‘TEPs’. ‘TEPs’ are internationally recognised as experts in their field.
What do STEP members do?
As specialists in inheritance and succession planning, STEP members draft wills and trusts, administer estates, act as trustees and advise families on how best to structure their finances to ensure compliance and preserve their assets for future generations.
Why use a TEP?
Expertise: TEPs have proven qualifications and experience. By joining STEP and maintaining her membership Natalie has shown significant commitment to her continued professional development in this specialist area.
Integrity: TEPs are subject to an extensive Code of Professional Conduct, requiring Natalie, at all times, to act with integrity and in a manner that inspires the confidence, respect and trust of her clients and of the wider community. These professional standards provide clients with a clear understanding of what to expect from a TEP.
Knowledge: TEPs are required to maintain and develop the knowledge and skills relevant to their role as a condition of their continued membership. This means Natalie will always be up to date with the latest legal, technical and regulatory developments that may affect clients.
Connections: TEPs have access to a global network of 20,000 advisors and professionals, enabling Natalie to share knowledge and expertise across professional and geographic boundaries and to offer a joined-up service that can really add value to you as a client.
As a firm we are committed to staff development and are delighted that after much dedication Natalie has been awarded this prestigious qualification.
We'll post specific vacancies on this page when available, but we're also happy to receive speculative applications via the form below.