Sintons welcomes aspiring legal talent


Law firm Sintons is continuing its commitment to supporting the next generation of legal talent by welcoming three new trainee solicitors and a solicitor apprentice to the firm.

Charles Bell, Lucy Milnthorp and Edward Pattinson all join Sintons on two-year graduate training contracts, rotating between departments across the firm every six months to gain experience of a breadth of areas of law. Sophie Lemon joins Sintons as part of the six-year solicitor apprenticeship programme.

Charles’ first seat will be in dispute resolution; Sophie begins in wills, trusts and estates; Lucy takes her first seat in employment; and Edward joins the family team.

The new round of recruitment builds further on Sintons’ longstanding commitment to offering opportunities to aspiring lawyers – indeed, a number of its current partners began their Sintons career as trainee solicitors.

More recently, Sintons was a founder member of the North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA) programme, to create opportunities for legal apprentices who can qualify as solicitors over a six-year period.

Sintons’ current cohort of trainee solicitors will also be moving seats as their training progresses.

Amy Carlton joins Neurotrauma; Leigh Garbutt moves to corporate; Charlotte Gunn moves to wills, trusts and estates; Ben McMurdo joins commercial and Emily Richardson moves to real estate.

Two of Sintons’ senior solicitor apprentices are also moving to new seats – Leah Greenwell moves to Court of Protection and Saffron Sinclair joins real estate. Senior solicitor apprentice Nathan Johnson remains in real estate and solicitor apprentice Sabrina Jackland stays in Neurotrauma.

Christopher Welch, managing partner of Sintons, said: “We are very pleased to welcome Charles, Sophie, Lucy and Edward to Sintons and wish them every success in their careers with us.

“We are deeply committed to offering opportunities to aspiring young lawyers and to supporting them through their training to qualify as solicitors.

“We are renowned for the levels of development and progression we offer at Sintons, and we are committed to doing the very best for our people from the first day they join us. Routinely, people enjoy long careers with Sintons, and our trainee solicitors comprise many of the lawyers currently holding senior roles within the firm.

“Our current cohort of trainee solicitors and solicitor apprentices are making excellent progress and we look forward to continuing to support them through their training.”


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