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Opting to go to the country was the best decision of my career to date

Oban lawyer Billie Kirkham urges other trainee solicitors to follow her example and consider their futures in rural areas such as Argyll

I’M NOW about one year into my traineeship with MacPhee and Partners and have spent the majority of my time working in our private client department.

Billie Kirkham: trying to arrest depopulation.

In June last year, I made an important and difficult decision to move home to Oban after completing the Diploma in Professional Legal Practice at the University of Edinburgh.

I had been working with a firm in Edinburgh through the diploma and had intended on staying with them to complete my traineeship but something didn’t quite fit. I’m from Oban and I didn’t really settle in Edinburgh, having always been a home bird and yet, until I was contacted by MacPhee, I had not once considered moving home so soon.

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