Four legal advisers from East Midlands law Firm Sills & Betteridge LLP have passed their final qualifications.
The team is celebrating the achievements of:
- Calum Hanrahan, who is now a qualified solicitor specialising in Immigration
- Natalie Wright who has qualified as a solicitor specialising in wills, trusts and probate matters
- Dominic Lee who has qualified as a solicitor and now specialises in family related work
- Jemma Burt who has qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive and specialises in personal injury matters
Whilst each went to university and achieved law degrees, personal circumstances and preferences meant their career paths followed various routes towards qualification.
Both Dominic and Calum worked in industry before gaining their training contracts and following the LPC and CILEx routes, whilst Natalie and Jemma both joined the firm in support roles and have worked their way up, fast-tracking their careers via LPC and CILEx.
HR Manager Kelly Credland said: “I am delighted that the firm has another four experts qualified to give legal advice.”
Calum said: “I have followed an unconventional route to qualification and I have thoroughly enjoyed it.
“I hope to continue my legal career at Sills & Betteridge LLP and one day become a partner.”
Natalie Wright joined Sills & Betteridge LLP in 2013 after completing her Law Degree with European Legal Studies at the University of Hull and the University of Utrecht in the Netherlands.
Dominic Lee graduated from the University of Nottingham in 2013 with a law degree.
He went back to university in 2014 to commence the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law.
Jemma Burt completed a degree in law at the University of Lincoln, graduating in 2011.
She then opted for paid work and joined Sills & Betteridge LLP in November 2012 as an office assistant. Her aim was to start at the bottom and work her way up.
Having taken on her own case load, Jemma opted to also study at the weekends to do the Graduate Fast Track Diploma, and qualified as a Chartered Legal Executive in June 2017.