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

TANQ Debate - Should Scotland be Independent? – The Legal Consequences - 3.9.14 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm)

The TANQ committee are delighted to host a debate on Scottish Independence in association with Compass Chambers. Kay Springham will chair a hearty and topical legal debate between the Yes and No camps of Barney Ross and Clare Connelly. (Please note this is an academic exercise and is not intended to represent the advocates’ personal views). Drinks and nibbles will also be provided.

The debate will focus on the legal issues at stake in the referendum and the consequences of independence. This is undoubtedly an event not to be missed. Sign up now at www.rfpg.org/cpd:booking

Congratulations to Stewart Gibson (Brodies) and Stephanie Connor (Hamilton Ross), who have been selected to work alongside Barney Ross and Clare Connelly of Compass Chambers in preparing for the debate. Stephanie will assist Barney Ross for the "No" camp while Stewart will assist Clare Connelly for the "Yes" camp.

File: tanq-debate-3-9-14.docx
Related Website: http://www.rfpg.org/cpd:booking
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TANQ Summer Social - 17 July 2014 (6pm - )

Panel: Lesley Thompson QC (Solicitor General for Scotland), Sheriff Alayne Swanson, Lorna Jack (Chief Executive, Law Society of Scotland) and Glen Gilson (Managing Partner, Gilson Gray)

A question and answer session with our illustrious panel. Ask our experienced and knowledgeable panel their views on hot law topics of law, their law careers, their highs and lows and any other burning questions you may have. Wine and nibbles served afterwards. Come and join the TANQ committee and our panel and get to know your peers, network, socialise and learn.

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 -

* Ailidh Ballantyne, Wright Johnstone & Mackenzie
* Kelly Brotherhood, HBM Sayers
* Katie McKenna, Harper Macleod
* Collette Miller, Harper Macleod
* David Nicholson, McCusker, McElroy & Gallanagh
* 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
17 July 2014 (6pm - ) TANQ Summer Social
11.6.14 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm) TANQ Seminar - An Introduction to Immigration Law
30.4.14 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm) TANQ Seminar - An Introduction to Family Law
7.5.14 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm) TANQ Seminar - How to Tackle Stress: Assertiveness and Managing Difficult People
12.3.14 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm) Court Presentation Skills Workshop with Bridget McCann
29/01/2014 Mortgage Clinic
11/12/2013 (from 6pm) TANQ Christmas Social 2013
4.12.13 (from 6pm) Why maintaining personal health can lead to Financial Wealth
30.10.2013 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm) TANQ seminar - Legal Searching and Conveyancing- What You Need to Know
18.11.13 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm) Life as a Renewable Energy lawyer
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