Sintons supports young legal talent

Law firm Sintons is developing its next generation of legal talent, with four newly-qualified solicitors winning jobs and six trainees rising through the ranks.

Newcastle-based Sintons – which was recently named by Legal 500 as again being one of the leading law firms in the North of England – is well-known for its commitment to recruiting and developing trainee solicitors, and each year takes on three aspiring lawyers on a two-year training contract.

Four trainees who joined Sintons in 2014 have now qualified as solicitors and all have been offered permanent jobs with the firm. Cheryl Ball and Sally Michael have become solicitors in Sintons’ Real Estate team, Andrew Purdie is in the Insurance Litigation team, and Glenn Coyne is in the Company and Commercial department.

Following an extensive and highly competitive recruitment process, three new trainees have been taken on this year – Andrew Noble, Jonathan Tutu and Laura Tennet – who will take seats around the firm until qualification in 2018.

They join Sintons’ second year trainees, Georgina Davison, Kate Duffield and Ria Wilkinson, who are set to be admitted to the Roll next year.

Phil Ridley, practice director at Sintons, said: “Part of our continuing success depends on our commitment to recruiting and developing young talent. It is very satisfying to see how many examples we have here of trainees who have gone on to enjoy long and successful careers with us – some of our current Partners joined us as trainee solicitors.”

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