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Three more trainees qualify into the Clarion team

Picture shows (L to R): Grace Parker, Rana Akram and Lucy Entwistle of Clarion

Another three trainees at Clarion have been retained following their qualification as the firm continues to support young people entering the legal profession.

On 1st September, Grace Parker qualified into the family team, Rana Akram moved into the employment team and Lucy Entwistle joined the real estate team.

Grace completed an LLM Legal Practice (LPC) at University of Central Lancashire after having undertaken a Graduate Diploma in Law at the university. Rana gained an LLB (Hons) in Law, First Class, from University of Leeds before studying an LPC in Law at University of Law. Finally, Lucy undertook an LLB (Hons) in Law, at University of York before working as a paralegal at Clarion for a year prior to her training contract.

Clarion is also continuing to support its six-strong cohort of second year trainees and in addition, in September, Clarion welcomed nine new trainee solicitors: Brandon Bradley (private wealth), Ross Boddy (employment), Laura Savio (intellectual property), Daniel Shaw (banking), Melissa Rycroft (corporate), Harry Beckett (business restructuring and insolvency), Jonathan Schneider (commercial dispute resolution), Becky Walters (banking), Amy Parry (construction), Brook Dempsey (commercial) and Abi Walker (contentious private client). Of these, five were provided internally from our paralegal pool of ambitious young lawyers.

“Despite the turbulence of the last year, our commitment to attracting new legal talent and supporting career progression remains undaunted,” said Martin Grange, partner, who is heading up the trainee programme at Clarion. “Fortunately, the Clarion team have been busy helping clients navigate through the current challenges and, indeed, finding new opportunities to build their businesses. With demand for our services growing in Yorkshire and beyond, it’s vital that we continue to expand our team and a key part of this strategy is ensuring we have sufficient numbers of talented solicitors coming through the ranks to assist our clients during our growth.

“It’s great news not only that three excellent trainees have secured permanent NQ roles with the firm, but also that we have another nine young people becoming first year trainees and embarking on their legal careers with us. We welcome them all to the Clarion family!”

Clarion, which has been ranked in the Sunday Times ‘Best Companies to Work For’ scheme, will soon be launching its graduate recruitment programme for 2023 and has already made offers to eight trainees for next year.