Five young professionals take up training roles at law firm
Clockwise from top left, Louisa Holmes, Hannah Loft, Chloe Binstead, Harriet Sterry and Amy Murphy.
By Grimsby Telegraph | Posted: 3 Dec 2018
FIVE young professionals have embarked on training contracts with the region’s largest law firm, Wilkin Chapman. Three are local, with Hannah Loft from Broughton and Louisa Holmes and Amy Murphy from East Yorkshire, and they will undertake two years of development within various departments.
Hannah has progressed from a paralegal role, having completed her law degree at the University of Birmingham, before joining Wilkin Chapman, where she now sits within the dispute resolution team.
“There are some really good opportunities, especially with all the sector expertise and specialisms which are available within the firm,” she said. “I am excited to further progress my legal career in becoming a solicitor at the region’s biggest law firm.”
Louisa has also progressed from paralegal to trainee solicitor. A Hull University law degree student, she gained three years’ experience with a London firm, before returning to the region. She takes her first seat with the insolvency team. “I knew this was the firm for me straight away,” she said. “The doors here have opened for me and I have felt encouraged to ‘go for it’ and progress,”
Amy has been working at the firm for 18 months, having studied law at The University of Sheffield, before successfully completing her Legal Practice Course in Leeds. Currently sitting in probate, she said: “The firm is a market leader in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire, with opportunity to progress.”
Chloe Binstead and Harriet Sterry have just joined Wilkin Chapman.
Both completed their law degrees at the University of Sheffield – although a year apart, with Harriet’s four-year course taking her to Paris to study French law.
“What a fantastic opportunity that was, however I am settling in here well and enjoying the work very much,” said Nottingham-born Harriet.
Chloe is spending her first six-months working with the probate team. “I really appreciate the fact that the firm has a high-quality mix of personal and business law, and so will experience both. There really is an ‘open-door’ feel here too, which is great,” said Chloe.