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.
TANQ Forthcoming Events
TANQ Christmas Social 2014 - Thursday 18 December 2014 (from 6pm)
A question and answer session with an illustrious panel. Ask our experienced and knowledgeable panel their views on hot legal topics, their law careers, their highs and lows and any other burning questions you may have. Wine and buffet served afterwards. Come and join the TANQ committee and our panel and get to know your peers, network, socialise and learn.
Christine McLintock (Vice-President, Law Society of Scotland)
Prof Stuart Brymer (Partner, Brymer Legal Limited)
Sheriff Brian Cameron (Partner, Morton Fraser)
Further panel member to be announced
Before the merger of McGrigors with Pinsent Masons, Christine McLintock was the Risk & Knowledge Management Partner and a member of the Board of McGrigors.
She then became General Counsel for Pinsent Masons and headed up the Risk, Compliance and In-House Legal Services Group. In May 2013, she retired as a partner in Pinsent Masons to explore consultancy and non-executive opportunities.
Christine has an extensive record of involvement with the Law Society of Scotland. She joined Council in 2005 and has served on the Society's Board since its inception in 2009. Prior to that, she was a member of the Strategy and Governance Group, as well as being the Convenor of the Education & Training Committee since 2007. In that role, Christine was responsible for delivering the new route to qualification, working with the Education & Training Policy Team.
She currently works with Alistair Morris, Philip Yelland and Samantha Hollywood on the ABS licensing scheme.
She is married with two children, a dog and a goldfish.
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
Brian is a partner in Morton Fraser's litigation division. He qualified in 1988 and has specialised in commercial litigation since then, building a highly respected reputation as a "no nonsense" litigator. A vastly experienced practitioner Brian has acted for clients in the Sheriff Court, Court of Session and House of Lords. He has a particular interest in property contract disputes, asset and invoice financing and debt recovery. Brian is a part-time sheriff. He is also Dean of the Royal Faculty of Procurators in Glasgow and lead tutor in Civil Litigation in the Diploma in Legal Practice at the University of Strathclyde. He acts as an arbitrator in commercial disputes and regularly provides training to clients on subjects as diverse as fraud prevention and debt recovery.
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
|21 January 2015||Pleadings Seminar|
|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|
|Friday 19th September 2014||Diploma Students and TANQ Social|
|3.9.14 from 6pm (registration from 5.30pm)||TANQ Debate - Should Scotland be Independent? – The Legal Consequences|
|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|