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Blacks Solicitors invests in the talent of the future

Blacks Solicitors is demonstrating its commitment to investing in future talent, by retaining three newly qualified solicitors and offering training contracts to three new trainee solicitors in its September 2022 intake.

The three newly qualified solicitors; Ellie Stansfield, Jack Dodd and Jenna Keough have worked within eight teams across the firm over the course of their training contracts. The teams include Wills & Probate, Employment, Residential Property, Commercial Property, Dispute Resolution, Corporate & Commercial, and Family Law. The solicitors received a high level of training within each area and worked closely with clients to secure a range of relevant legal expertise.

Ellie will join the Commercial Property team, specialising in providing property related support to property financiers, investors and developers. Jack will work within the Family Law team, which deals with all aspects of divorce and separation, financial settlements, and disputes relating to children. Newly qualified solicitor Jenna will work with the Wills & Probate team, which assists clients with drafting their wills, powers of attorney and administration of their estates.

Commenting on her new position as a qualified solicitor, Ellie said: “I am thrilled to have the opportunity to continue my journey at Blacks Solicitors following qualification into the Commercial Property team. I thank Blacks for their valuable training and support throughout my time working with the different teams, and I’m really looking forward to continuing to gain valuable experience within the firm”.

Alongside the newly qualified solicitors, Blacks Solicitors currently has six trainees and eight apprentices. Three new trainees started their training contracts in September 2022; Daisy Jackman, a paralegal in Wills & Probate; Georgina Bevis, a paralegal in Property Disputes; and Thomas Yau, a paralegal in the Corporate law team.

The training contracts at Blacks last for two years and the Level Seven Apprenticeship takes six years to complete. The roles and responsibilities of trainees and apprentices include working in different areas of law and receiving a high level of training in each discipline, whilst experiencing considerable client contact.

Tom Moyes, training partner at Blacks Solicitors commented: “We are delighted to retain the entirety of our newly qualified cohort, and to continue developing the talent of the future with our numerous apprentices and trainees. Ellie, Jack and Jenna all bring different skills to the table, and have performed commendably during their training contracts. I am sure they will all progress to have very successful careers as solicitors with us”.

“We continue to invest heavily in our training initiatives which stands us in good stead for our continued growth in Yorkshire’s ever competitive legal market, and to ensure that our clients continue to receive the very best standards of service. We remain fully committed to the training and retention of our trainee and apprentice solicitors, and nurturing the next generation of solicitors.”

For more information, please visit www.lawblacks.com

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