Traineeships 2023

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Davidson Chalmers Stewart is a leading independent commercial law firm operating from offices in Edinburgh, Glasgow and Galashiels. Our team of legal experts is focused on the needs of business clients across Scotland and beyond.

We pride ourselves on being different and provide clear, practical and commercial advice to clients ranging from start-ups and SMEs to listed companies. Our trainees get the opportunity to be involved in transactions that trainees at other firms can only dream about. 

What you can expect as a trainee

During your training you will have the opportunity to become involved in a wide range of commercial legal matters working directly with a Partner alongside a diverse group of qualified lawyers in each department.  You will be hands-on with clients from start to finish in each of the following key areas of commercial law: 

  • Commercial property
  • Corporate
  • Dispute resolution
  • Environmental, waste & renewable energy

You’ll know exactly what’s going on, as you’ll be right at the centre of it, not a passive spectator.

Being a people business, we also remember to take time out for social activities (with clients & each other).  And we remember that graduates are people, who like excellent pay packages.  So, we offer those too. 

Practical work will be supported by regular training sessions where trainees are involved with qualified lawyers, including Partners, allowing trainees to gain the benefit of their insight and experience.

We also meet Diploma fees for successful applicants for our Traineeships.

We will be taking part in The Law Society of Scotland’s upcoming Celebrating Inclusion Law Fair which takes place on 8 October 2021 via Zoom.  Student registration can be found at:

To apply for one of our 2023 Traineeship opportunities please download and complete the Application Form* and either send it to or post it to Pamela Easton, HR & Support Manager, Davidson Chalmers Stewart LLP, 12 Hope Street, Edinburgh, EH2 4DB. 

*  Applications received without a completed Application Form will not be considered.

CLOSING DATE:   31 October 2021

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