Bournemouth: Lester Aldridge announces six new trainees

Leading South Coast law firm Lester Aldridge has announced six trainees have joined the firm to begin their two-year training programme to qualification.

The firm also congratulated Rebecca Bright on completing her training programme, qualifying as a solicitor on September 16. She joins the international private client team.

The new trainees – Brodie Ross, Amy Lewis, Stacy Taylor, Emily Chapman, Christopher Price, Emma Ritchie and Nathan Garnham – join the firm in a variety of different seats including real estate, care, dispute resolution, personal injury and litigation & recoveries teams.

Matthew Barrow, managing partner at Lester Aldridge, said: “I am really pleased that Rebecca has chosen to stay at LA on qualification. She will be a great asset to the team. We once again have an excellent trainee intake and they are all a very important part of the firm’s future growth.”

The training scheme at Lester Aldridge is well regarded, where “the work is comparable to that of City firms but you have the benefit of working for a regional firm that cares about you as a person and doesn’t want to make you overly stressed”. Trainees praise the fact that “partners and senior employees are very approachable” (quotes from The Lex 100, 14th Edition). Training consists of four six-month seats in a variety of teams across the firm’s three offices.