Picture caption: Newly appointed trainee solicitors Carl Nadim, Amanda York, Gabrielle Kitchen and Hannah Bibby
A law firm celebrating its 70th anniversary this year has awarded four of its legal clerks training contracts in a bid to nurture a new generation of solicitors.
Kirwans, which is one of the oldest legal firms in the region and has offices in Liverpool, Wirral and Southport, has provided contracts to employees across the Private Client, Crime and Family departments.
Carl Nadim, Amanda York, Gabrielle Kitchen and Hannah Bibby have joined Annie Slade, who was awarded a training contract last year, in securing places on the highly contested scheme, with the potential to become qualified solicitors within Kirwans.
They follow in the footsteps of colleagues including criminal solicitor Thomas Hanlon, who qualified this year after completing his training contract with the firm, associate solicitor Danielle Hughes who trained and qualified with the organisation and partner Claire Currie, who began her legal career as a Kirwans’ trainee.
Managing partner David Kirwan said: “Just as it’s important to reflect on all that Kirwans has achieved as we mark our 70th year, it is also vital that we continue to plan for the future so that we can continue to offer our clients the quality service they expect from us. Our new trainees are a vital part of that planning.
“It is a joy to see these well-deserving internal candidates achieve this incredible next step in their career, and I look forward to seeing their progress as they work alongside senior colleagues in a wide range of areas over the next two years.”