Solicitor apprentice Sabrina Jackland joins Sintons

Sintons has added a new solicitor apprentice to its ranks, continuing its renowned commitment to supporting the development of legal talent in the North East.

Sabrina Jackland has become Sintons’ fourth solicitor apprentice as part of the North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA) programme.

Sabrina now begins a six-year role within Sintons, which will combine the practical experience of working in departments across the firm with studying at Northumbria University, resulting in full qualification as a solicitor.

Sabrina will begin her apprenticeship in Sintons’ Neurotrauma team, where she will work alongside nationally-renowned specialists in life-changing injury work, who support clients across the UK.

Sintons’ three other solicitor apprentices – Leah Greenwell, Nathan Johnson and Saffron Sinclair – all continue their training on the way to full qualification in the years ahead.

Having successfully completed their law degrees, Leah and Nathan will become senior solicitor apprentices as they enter the  fifth year of their training period. Leah will take up a new role within real estate and Nathan will remain in residential conveyancing for the next six months.

Saffron, beginning the fourth year of her apprenticeship, will remain with the family department for the next year.

The NESA programme was the first of its kind in the North East and has been hailed for the groundbreaking impact it has had in redefining the traditional route into law, providing an alternative to young people for whom university may not have been an option or their first choice.

The recruitment of Sabrina adds further to Sintons’ young legal talent, with three new graduate trainees also joining the firm this month on two-year training contracts.

Claire Atkins, Head of People Services at Sintons, said: “We are delighted to continue to bring in new legal talent to the firm and welcome Sabrina to our team. The NESA programme is hugely significant in bringing opportunities to young people for whom law may not previously have been a career option, and we’re very proud to have helped introduce this into the North East.

“Sabrina will benefit from the training and support from some of the leading lawyers in their fields regionally and nationally, and will combine this invaluable experience with her study at Northumbria, who we are delighted to again partner with.

“Leah, Nathan and Saffron all continue to excel as they progress further towards qualification, and  the outstanding talent they all display in their legal careers demonstrates exactly why NESA is so important to the region and legal sector.

“We wish Sabrina every success as she begins her career with us and adds further to the vibrant and talented group of young apprentices and trainees we are so lucky to have here at Sintons.”

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