Nine talented trainees are continuing their career journeys, having successfully completed their training to become newly qualified solicitors at South West-based law firm Stephens Scown LLP.

The group of newly qualified solicitors has joined a number of teams across the firm, having trained for two years. Each trainee has spent time with three teams during their traineeship, covering a wide range of civil law services.

In Cornwall, Brittany Allen and James Snell have joined the real estate team, while Megan Spalding joins the growing private client team. Stephens Scown is committed to giving its people the opportunity to move between offices to follow their chosen career pathways. Jessica George trained in Stephens Scown’s Truro office, but has moved to the firm’s Exeter office and joins newly qualified solicitor Jack Saunders in the real estate team.

In addition to Jack and Jessica, this year’s newly qualified solicitors in Exeter are Tom Cox and Lucy Peters, who have taken roles in the dispute resolution team. Tom joins the construction sub team, having decided this was an area of law that he was particularly interested in as a trainee. Rebekah Officer joins the firm’s expanding immigration team and is the first trainee to qualify into this team, while Lucy Ferrat has joined the firm’s IP & IT team and is looking forward to developing her skills within the team.

Liz Allen, head of the Exeter family team and training principal for the firm, heads up the training team which supports all trainee solicitors from their first day all the way to qualification. Speaking about this year’s newly qualified solicitors, Liz says:

“It has been a real pleasure getting to know the 2017 trainees over their years of training at the firm, and I am proud to see their progression from trainees into competent and well rounded newly qualified solicitors joining across a wide range of legal areas. They are a real credit to the firm and I look forward to seeing their successes in the future.”

If you are interested in becoming a trainee at Stephens Scown, applications are open now for Trainee Solicitors in Devon for 2020/2021 & Cornwall for 2019 / 2020 / 2021.

More details can be found on the graduate trainee scheme page, or you can contact Graduate Recruitment Officer Emma King at graduaterecruitment@stephens-scown.co.uk.