Walker Morris invests in its future retaining 94% of newly qualified solicitors

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17/09/2020

The law firm continues to provide engaging careers as one of the region’s leading graduate employers

Walker Morris will retain 94% of its second-year trainees when they qualify this year, reinforcing the law firm’s position as one of the region’s top graduate employers and its commitment to investing in new talent and nurturing lawyers of the future.

With a focus on creating valuable careers for its graduates, Walker Morris is pleased to provide the 17 newly qualified solicitors with positions in the specialist areas they are most passionate about, as well as continued exposure to a wide range of deals and clients to support their development as high calibre, commercially-minded legal professionals.

The Firm’s continued investment on its graduate training offering includes provision of a unique six seat training programme instead of the standard four, ensuring trainees have greater opportunity to experience working in a variety of departments to gain insight into more aspects of law.  The format of the Firm’s graduate programme also ensures all trainees have invaluable contact with partners and clients throughout the Firm to enhance their experience and provide solid foundations for their careers.

Francesca Poole one of Walker Morris’ newly qualified solicitors, said:

“I’ve had a fantastic experience at Walker Morris so far.  It’s been great to have gained exposure to different departments in order to determine which area of law I would like to specialise in. I’m thrilled to be working as part of the Regulatory & Compliance Team going forwards and can’t wait to see where my career with the Firm takes me.”

Graduate Partner, Duncan Lole, commented:

Investing in future talent is really important to us at Walker Morris, especially as many of the partners – myself included – joined as graduates and have been able to rise through the ranks over the years. We are proud to be able to retain 17 out of 18 trainees this year, especially during the pandemic, and we look forward to seeing them thrive in their careers here.”

Each and every one of our ambitious new appointments has demonstrated a real flair and ability to meet the high standards of work expected, and we’re confident they will all have bright futures at Walker Morris.”

 Walker Morris is committed to investing in graduate futures and nurturing talent. To find out more about Walker Morris’ exciting graduate offering, visit our graduate futures site here.

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