Four more trainees have qualified into the Clarion team and have been retained as associates as part of the firm’s ongoing commitment to bringing young talent into the legal profession.
From September, Jordan Yelland-Hey joins the real estate team; Isabelle Hammond qualifies into the corporate team; Georgina Lill moves into commercial; and Rosie Day joins the family practice.
Jordan completed the Master of Law and Practice at University of Huddersfield which incorporated a first-class Bachelor of Laws and distinction LPC. Rosie graduated from the University of York with a degree in Mathematics and Linguistics before undertaking a Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at Nottingham Law School. Isabelle gained an LLB with first class honours and LLM Legal Practice (LPC) with distinction from University of Law, Leeds. Georgina completed her undergraduate law degree at Sheffield Hallam University before studying for her LLM Legal Practice (LPC) at BPP University in Leeds.
Clarion is also continuing to support nine second year trainee lawyers: Amy Parry (employment); Melissa Rycroft (commercial property); Harry Beckett and Becky Walters (corporate); Jonathan Schneider (commercial); Brandon Bradley (family); Ross Boddy (commercial dispute resolution); Laura Savio (business recovery and insolvency); and Daniel Shaw (contentious private client). Daniel is a solicitor apprentice, a programme which supports alternative routes to entering a career in law, and is embarking on his sixth and final year of combining study and work via the programme hosted by BPP University.
In addition, the firm is welcoming a further nine trainees who are embarking on their two-year training contracts with the firm this month. The new trainees are: Charlotte Hudson, Meg Gartland, Olivia Storey, Struan Mackenzie, Emily Prince, Sam Atkinson, Olamidé Owojori, Jacob Crooke and Mohammed Yoosoof. Charlotte, Meg, Olivia, Struan and Sam were internal candidates, in paralegal roles, who have been successful in their training contract applications.
Martin Grange, partner, and training principal at Clarion, said: “Ensuring that we continue to look after our people, nurturing young talent and encouraging progression, is a central part of the Clarion culture. We are proud to see our dynamic training programme going from strength to strength with an intake increase of 25% over the last couple of years (8 trainees to 10 next year), consistently resulting in able and enthusiastic lawyers joining the profession and boosting our team.
“There’s no doubt that the positive working environment we have created where colleagues feel valued and support one another, is proving a winning formula both for those starting out on their legal careers and also for those rising through the ranks and developing their careers with us.”
In 2022, Clarion is once again recognised as one of the UK’s ‘100 Best Companies to work for’, this time being awarded the top accolade in the Yorkshire & Humber and law firm categories in three consecutive quarters this year, as well No 2 large company to work for in the UK. It has also once again achieved three star accreditation by Best Companies for its ‘world-class employee engagement’.