TANQ Society

The Trainee and Newly Qualified Society, or TANQ, was set up with the threefold aim of:

  • raising the profile of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow among new entrants to the legal profession;
  • providing a forum for education seminars particularly suited to the needs of trainee solicitors; and
  • providing an opportunity for trainees to meet with their peers to share experiences in a social setting.

Attending TANQ events is not only a great way to meet new people, network and hear about what's happening in law firms in and around Glasgow, but it is also a good opportunity to increase your knowledge and understanding of different areas of law. If you are starting your legal career, TANQ is an invaluable way to learn from other people's experiences and to make contacts that may help you in the future - and it's free!

We aim to put on 5 or 6 education seminars per year as well as several social events. The seminars qualify for one hours CPD for newly qualified solicitors or 2nd year trainees who hold a practicing certificate.

All trainees and newly qualified solicitors (up to 2 years qualified) are welcome to attend events regardless of whether their firms are members of the Royal Faculty. Law students and those completing their Diploma in Legal Practice are also most welcome.

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TANQ Forthcoming Events

Pro Bono and Volunteer Opportunities Panel Discussion - Wednesday 25th February from 6pm, registration and refreshments from 5.30pm

Panel members: Ruth Kelso (Head of Learning and Development, Citizens Advice Direct) Professor Donald Nicolson (Founder and Director, Strathclyde Law Clinic), Rob Marrs (Senior Policy and Development Manager (Law Society of Scotland - Street Law) and Paul White (Director, LawWorks Scotland).

If you are interested in finding more about pro bono and volunteering opportunities available to law students, trainees and newly qualified solicitors, come along to hear our panel discussion and put your questions to our experienced panel. Our panel will look at the benefits and practicalities of pro bono and volunteer work and will hopefully inspire you to get involved.

Cost: Free
Venue: Royal Faculty of Procurators, 12 Nelson Mandela Pl., G2 1BT
CPD/TCPD time: 1 hour

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Intellectual Property and You - Wednesday 25th March from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm)

Prof Stewart Brymer OBE will give a general run through aspects of IP law and practice and look at career opportunities.

Stewart qualified as a solicitor in 1981 and became a partner in Thorntons & Dickies WS, Dundee in 1983 where he remained until his resignation from the firm of Thorntons Law LLP in 2009. During that time, Stewart developed specialisms in a range of disciplines from Conveyancing/Property Law; Commercial Leasing; Intellectual Property Law and Education law and practice.
He was the first solicitor in Scotland to be accredited by The Law Society of Scotland as a specialist in Commercial Leasing law in 1993 and in Intellectual Property law in 1999.
He has since been re-accredited in both specialisms, most recently in 2013 and 2014 respectively. He is an Honorary Professor in law at the University of Dundee.
Stewart Brymer is often appointed as arbitrator in property-related arbitrations. He is also a regular contributor of articles in Greens Property Law Bulletin and is a member of the Steering Group of a Property Law Think Tank - www.unifiscotland.com

Cost: Free
Venue: Royal Faculty of Procurators, 12 Nelson Mandela Pl., G2 1BT
CPD/TCPD time: 1 hour

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How Not to Annoy Your Sheriff - Wednesday 9th April from 6pm, registration and refreshments from 5.30pm

Speaker: Sheriff Sean Murphy

Cost: Free
Venue: Royal Faculty of Procurators, 12 Nelson Mandela Pl., G2 1BT
CPD/TCPD time: 1 hour

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Practical Advocacy Skills - Thursday 11th June 2015 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm)

TANQ are delighted to host a Practical Advocacy Skills seminar on 11 June 2015. Scott Manson, from AM Advocates, will provide a practical and interactive session exploring both basic and more advanced advocacy techniques, which should be of interest to all court practitioners.

Scott graduated from the University of Glasgow with first class honours in 2006 following which he undertook his Diploma before training and practicing in insurance litigation with BTO solicitors. Thereafter he practised in commercial litigation with MacRoberts before calling to the bar as a Lord Reid and Faculty Scholar in July 2014.

He has appeared in the Inner House, Outer House and Commercial Court of the Court of Session, the High Court of Justiciary and Sheriff Courts across Scotland. He has conducted a range of hearings including civil proofs, criminal trials, fatal accident inquiries and appeals.

Scott, who himself is an ex-TANQer, will impart his ever increasing experience on practical advocacy skills.

Please sign up for the event as soon as possible as this will undoubtedly be a very sought after seminar.
Cost: Free
Venue: Royal Faculty of Procurators, 12 Nelson Mandela Pl., G2 1BT
CPD/TCPD time: 1 hour

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Conveyancing: Back to Basics - Wednesday 17th June 2015 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm)

Speakers: Kirstin Nee and Davy Thomson (Millar & Bryce)

As a trainee or NQ, you will be asked to obtain and appraise numerous reports over your career in property, lets get back to basics and look at what these reports are and what they are designed to do.
This talk will look at: Copy Deeds, Legal Reports, Property Enquiry Certificates, Deed Plans, Plans Reports and more
This seminar is kindly sponsored by Millar & Bryce.


Cost: Free
Venue: Royal Faculty of Procurators, 12 Nelson Mandela Pl., G2 1BT
CPD/TCPD time: 1 hour

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TANQ Committee

Committee Members are -

* Kelly Brotherhood, HBM Sayers
* Katie McKenna, Harper Macleod
* Collette Miller, Harper Macleod
* Andrew Ronald, Maclay Murray & Spens

If you would like to contact members of the TANQ Committee please send an email to gro.gpfr|qnat#gro.gpfr|qnat

Earlier TANQ event notices

Date Title
Wednesday 25th March from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm) Intellectual Property and You
Wednesday 9th April from 6pm, registration and refreshments from 5.30pm How Not to Annoy Your Sheriff
Thursday 11th June 2015 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm) Practical Advocacy Skills
Wednesday 17th June 2015 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm) Conveyancing: Back to Basics
21 January 2015 Pleadings Seminar
Thursday 18 December 2014 (from 6pm) TANQ Christmas Social 2014
Wednesday 3 December 2014 (from 6pm) An Introduction to Mediation
Thursday 27 November 2014 (from 6pm) Life as a Lawyer in the Armed Forces
Wednesday 29 October 2014 (from 6pm) Life as an in-house lawyer
Thursday 16 October 2014 (from 6pm) TANQ Seminar - Land Registration etc (Scotland) Act 2012
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