European law firm Fieldfisher is delighted to announce it has appointed 15 newly qualified solicitors from its 2023 qualifying cohort across the firm's UK offices.
The new qualifiers remaining with the firm in solicitor roles comprise 13 trainees and two solicitor apprentices, representing a retention rate of 85%.
The newly qualified lawyers will be joining Fieldfisher's offices in London, Manchester and Birmingham.
They qualify into the firm's Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Finance (Banking and Structured Finance), Intellectual Property, Personal Injury and Medical Negligence, Private Client, Real Estate and Regulatory (General and Inquiries) departments.
Commenting on the firm's latest round of qualifying lawyers, Iona Meeres-Young, Training Principal and Head of the Personal Injury and Medical Negligence at Fieldfisher said:
"We are delighted to welcome our newly qualified lawyers to their permanent roles across a huge variety of departments across the firm.
"We are deeply invested in growing our own talent and in providing tailored career paths that match people's ambitions for what they want to specialise in and where they want to work.
"I am particularly proud of the fact that this year's qualifying cohort includes two solicitor apprentices, our first fully qualified lawyers to have come to us via the apprenticeship route.
"Congratulations to all our newly qualified colleagues."
Sinead Thomasson, a newly qualified real estate solicitor in Fieldfisher's Birmingham office said:
"My traineeship has been really enjoyable. I have loved the challenges different seats have thrown at me, including dealing with different types of clients and experiencing different areas of law.
"It has been great to work with and get to know so many people in different teams across the Fieldfisher offices, including making good friendships with the other trainees in Manchester and London.
Habibah Alao, a newly qualified corporate solicitor in Fieldfisher's London office said:
"My traineeship was intellectually diverse, stimulating and extremely valuable in helping me decide what direction I want to take my legal career.
"I thoroughly enjoyed my traineeship because the work was engaging and interesting, the Associates I worked with were supportive intelligent and extremely helpful, and the Partner approachable and generous."
Heidi Brotherton, a newly qualified solicitor in Manchester's Clinical Negligence team, said:
"I thoroughly enjoyed the two year training contract during which I attended hearings, the coroner's court and a Manchester Arena Inquiry report lock-in session. I have also been involved in the social and charitable aspects of the firm.
"My highlight so far has been taking part in my first pro bono citizenship matter in which our team acted for a 14 year old client in submitting a citizenship application in conjunction with Kids In Need of Defence UK."
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