New trainees join Sintons


Three new trainee solicitors have joined Sintons as the law firm continues its commitment to investing in the next generation of legal talent.

Amy Carlton, Leigh Garbutt and Emily Richardson have joined Sintons on two-year training contracts, having been selected after a recruitment process which saw significant levels of applications from graduates across the North East and well beyond.

During their traineeships, they will each take up six-month stints in departments throughout the firm, meaning each trainee will gain experience in a number of different areas of law throughout their contract, being supervised by some of the leading lawyers in their field regionally and nationally.

Amy will take her first seat in the Neurotrauma team; Leigh will join Commercial Property; and Emily will begin in Employment.

To coincide with the arrival of the new trainees, Sintons’ existing cohort of trainees will move to the next phase of their training period with the firm.

Daniel Earle will move to Neurotrauma; Rose Foster will remain with Wills, Trusts and Probate; Charlotte Gunn will join Wills, Trusts and Probate; Charlotte Johnston will move to Corporate and Commercial; and Ben McMurdo will join Dispute Resolution.

Sintons’ commitment to young legal talent is renowned, with the firm having a longstanding policy of recruiting new graduates to its ranks every year.

“Our young people are the next generation of Sintons and the wider legal community, so it is vital we invest in them and offer opportunities to help ensure the very best people are enabled to make successful careers in law,” says Christopher Welch, managing partner of Sintons.

“We welcome Amy, Leigh and Emily to Sintons and wish them every success in their careers, and send our best wishes to Daniel, Rose, Charlotte, Charlotte and Ben in the next stage of their training contracts here. It is a pleasure to have them all with us, in what is another very vibrant and committed group of trainees.

“Sintons are committed to developing our trainees at every stage of their journey with us, and the practical training we give, alongside the mentoring from our lawyers – many of whom are leaders in their field nationally – equips them with the skills, knowledge and commitment they will need for the future.

“For many years, Sintons has been known for its commitment to bringing in graduates, and our training programme is regarded in the highest terms. A number of the partners and senior figures in the firm currently began their careers with Sintons as trainees, which I think is evidence of the quality of training we offer, as well as what a great place this is to work.”


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