23 October, 2019
Leading legal firm Forbes solicitors has underlined its continued expansion and investment in the future by accepting nine new starters on its award-winning solicitor training programme.
The move takes the number of trainees across the firm to 18, one of the largest cohorts since the scheme was launched, and a sign of Forbes' commitment to the development of its staff at all levels.
With over 230 specialists in most areas of the law, the firm has a team of friendly and approachable people who are passionate about getting the best results for their clients.
Pauline Rigby, Partner and Forbes' Training Principal, said: "We believe that, as a team, we succeed and grow together and that together, we are supported and inspired to be the difference.
"To have 18 people who want to thrive by working in a team where they live and breathe ideas and who are trusting us with their future career development in this way is fantastic.
"This is one of the largest cohorts we have ever had across the firm and shows our continued commitment to investing in the future of the firm."
The nine new starters on the training programme are:
Andrea James: Andrea is currently in the Housing and Regeneration team assisting with things ranging from complex matters in land law to helping clients with injunctive relief and repossession proceedings.
Sabine Rodwell: Sabine joined the firm in 2016 as a Paralegal in the Defendant Insurance Department where she has assisted on a variety of public and employers' liability claims including large and complex losses.
Mohammed Ismail: Mohammed assists specialist solicitors with mergers and acquisitions, joint ventures, company restructures and disposals. His work involves conducting legal research, drafting various legal documents and assisting in the legal due diligence process relating to corporate transactions.
Katie Lee: Katie is starting work in the Commercial Department, which specialises in a variety of commercial contracts, intellectual property, information technology and construction work.
Ammarah Shamim: Ammarah joined the Corporate team, assisting various clients in relation to a range of corporate matters. She works alongside specialist solicitors in the department assisting with mergers and acquisitions.
Correy Fagan: Correy is a member of the Family Department. He assists in dealing with cases involving radicalisation, FGM, trafficking, forced marriage and cases with an international jurisdiction element as well as cases involving the removal of children from the UK.
Charlene Hamilton: Charlene works in the Housing and Regeneration (Property) department acting for Registered Providers of social housing nationally and working on developmental matters including site acquisitions and disposals, S106 Agreements and home ownership matters.
Joanne Higham: Jo is based with the Commercial Property Department. She predominately acts for commercial clients in respect of a wide range of property matters, but also has experience of liaising with local authorities on a wide range of licensing matters.
Alice McKenna: Alice assists the Social Services and Abuse Claims team, which specialises in defending claims against local authorities, particularly claims brought by victims of child sexual exploitation and grooming and victims of 'failures to remove.'