Eva Li, ace conveyancing partner at Gebbie & Wilson

We asked

Eva Li, now a Partner at Gebbie & Wilson,

to tell us about her

experience as a Trainee Solicitor at the firm.

Here’s what she had to say:

I had applied at numerous firms before securing my training contract at Gebbie & Wilson Solicitors in November 2018. I was invited to an interview and right from the start, I felt so at ease and welcomed.  The partners are very approachable and friendly and this set the tone for the rest of my traineeship with Gebbie & Wilson.

My traineeship was mainly focused on Conveyancing but there were also opportunities to do Private Client work. My supervising partner was very supportive.  I was always able to ask for guidance or direction and he would take the time to explain it to me in great detail.

What I loved most about being a trainee solicitor is that every day was different. When I first started, my supervising partner immediately involved me in transactions by taking me into client meetings so that I can see first-hand what happens in the instruction taking process.  This opened up a broad range of experiences for me as each transaction has its own unique circumstances.  There was no pressure at all, any questions I had, I could ask after the meeting.  I would also shadow the support staff over administrative tasks so that I had a step by step of how a transaction would progress from start to finish.  I was encouraged to start drafting application forms and looking at legal documentation to familiarise myself with the styles.  Gradually, I would become more involved in client meetings and the drafting of Missives and Dispositions.

I can honestly say that my traineeship at Gebbie & Wilson was an excellent experience.  The firm is one that values its trainees and gives them the opportunity to carry out real legal work from the outset.  There is close communication and relationship between each member of the team.  Someone will always be available to help or for you to ask any questions; there is so much to learn from the Gebbie & Wilson family.


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