Sintons appoints three newly qualified solicitors


Three lawyers have been rewarded on their qualification as solicitors with permanent roles at Sintons.

Leigh Garbutt and Emily Richardson become solicitors after completing their two-year graduate training contracts at Sintons.

Nathan Johnson is now a qualified solicitor after completing the six-year North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA) programme, having been one of the first people in the region to be chosen for the initiative in 2017.

After completing their training and becoming key components within the Sintons team, Leigh takes up a role in the Corporate team, Emily joins the Real Estate department, and Nathan also becomes a Real Estate solicitor.

The addition of three new solicitors to Sintons adds to the continued growth of the firm, and also demonstrates its ongoing commitment to the development of aspiring legal talent.

Every year, Sintons recruits a number of graduate trainees – 2023 sees it add another four to its ranks and a further solicitor apprentice. Sintons was a founder member of the NESA initiative, which widened career opportunities in law for young people through a programme which combines practical on-the-job training with part-time study.

Several of its current senior team began their legal careers at Sintons trainees, highlighting the quality of the training, development and progression on offer at the firm.

Christopher Welch, managing partner at Sintons, says: “We are delighted to offer roles to Leigh, Nathan and Emily at Sintons.

“They have shown great dedication and determination during their training here, and have been uncompromising in their commitment to delivering the highest standards of legal and personal service to each and every one of our clients. These are values which are at the very heart of Sintons, and we are very pleased to reward the excellent work they have completed so far with permanent positions here.

“Leigh, Nathan and Emily are the latest in a long line of recruits who have gone on to enjoy long and very successful careers with us at Sintons, and we will continue to support them with their ongoing career progression and personal and professional development.”


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