Clarion is continuing to nurture young legal talent with another three trainees retained following their qualification.
This month sees Bronwyn Wheeler qualifying into the family team and Max Wayman qualifying into the employment team. Joseph Young will qualify into the business restructuring and insolvency team with effect from December 1, 2020.
Bronwyn completed a Law LLB from the University of York before going on to BPP Law School, Leeds, for her Legal Practice Course. Max has an LLB Law from University of Hull and studied International and European Law at University of Utrecht, Netherlands, before undertaking a Legal Practice Course and MSc in Law, Business and Management at the University of Law, Leeds, and then working for Clarion as a paralegal for two years. Finally, after completing a Law LLB at Edge Hill University, Joseph undertook a Legal Practice LLM at BPP University.
In addition to current second year trainees, Clarion also welcomes another six trainees to the initiative with Caitlin Halliday (banking); Lauren Hall (business restructuring and insolvency); Rosie Day (corporate); Georgina Lill (Intellectual Property); Jordan Yelland-Hey (real estate litigation and construction); and Isabelle Hammond (Commercial Dispute Resolution), all embarking on their first year of training.
“Our focus on bringing on board new talent and supporting young lawyers as they develop their careers with us, remains a key tenet of the Clarion vision,” said Martin Grange, partner, who is heading up the trainee programme at Clarion. “We are proud to once again be offering our trainees permanent NQ positions with us and know they will make a valuable contribution to the firm and to our clients.
“In the recent difficult times, the strength of our culture has been a huge bonus, helping us to work together and support one another, despite not being in the office. Clarion’s reputation as a great place to work means that we can continue to attract people with the values, potential and enthusiasm that make us unique.”
Clarion is pressing ahead with its graduate recruitment for the 2021 cohort of trainees through remote assessment centres later this month. This is a testament to the continued growth plans of the firm and its ability to adapt to ensure it continues to attract and recruit talented junior lawyers for the future success of the firm.
In February, Clarion achieved a three-star accreditation in the 2020 ‘Best Small Companies to Work For’ scheme and ranked No. 8 in the prestigious Sunday Times list which recognises the 100 companies throughout the UK with the most engaged teams. Clarion is also the highest ranked law firm in the UK and achieved the highest ranking of any company in Yorkshire.