We are pleased to welcome an aspiring solicitor to our firm

Author: Elizabeth Baker
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This year’s trainee Marcus Downie is settling in to his new position in our Residential Conveyancing Department. During his two year traineeship he will gain an understanding of client’s needs and have the opportunity of working in different areas of law including  commercial property, private client and civil litigation.

In the summer of 2013 Marcus began working with us initially helping with the administrative tasks relating to the merger with Donaldson Alexander Russell and Haddow. He then returned the following summers to assist with legal work in various departments before commencing his traineeship in 2016.

As a Mitchells Roberton trainee Marcus will learn how to deal with people who may be going through a stressful situation and need guidance and support. He will also gain an understanding of how to work as a team member and communicate effectively with colleagues; know when to ask advice from someone more experienced; and understand the importance of building up a network of contacts.

Mark McGorm, our Partnership Director said: “We are committed to investing in our people and believe in helping our staff succeed”.

Elizabeth Baker

About Elizabeth Baker

Elizabeth is our Business Development Manager. She has a degree in both English Literature and Law from Glasgow University. After graduating in 1983 she served her traineeship as a solicitor in Oban. When she was admitted as a solicitor her first job was at Mitchells Roberton in 1985 so she is a well known face. She spread her wings and joined other firms along the way and had a successful law practice under her own name for some years. She returned to Mitchells Roberton in 2011 and works primarily to enhance the marketing of our firm. With her excellent links with small business and the media in the greater Glasgow area, she is well placed in the role and generates a good deal of referrals and new business. Elizabeth is a people person and naturally connects with both staff and clients. Elizabeth has two grown up children and loves walking her dog, travelling and reading literature. Email: eb@mitchells-roberton.co.uk

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