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South Coast: Growing law firm Trethowans recruits four new trainees

By Dan Teuton
18 September 2019

Law firm Trethowans has taken on four new trainees, in a mark of its ambition for sustained, long-term growth. The four new trainees join Trethowans’ current trainees, who will be moving into their second year of training; making a total of seven trainees currently undertaking a two-year training programme to qualify as solicitors.

Emily Thompson will begin her training contract with the personal injury team, working across the Poole and Salisbury offices. Also based in Salisbury will be William Pereira, who joins the commercial property team.

Meanwhile, Robert Oliver joins the corporate and commercial team in Southampton and Isabelle Morgan will begin her training with the family law team, also in Southampton.

Trethowans’ managing partner Chris Whiteley said the appointment of four new trainees was evidence of the firm’s strength in the market and ambitions for the future.

He said: “We’re very much looking ahead to the long-term future of Trethowans and, without a doubt, having the right team is vital to our success. That’s why we’re working now to nurture the talent of tomorrow”.

Lucy Gleisner, training partner for Trethowans, added: “We’re pleased to welcome our new trainees and have no doubt they’ll follow in the footsteps of their predecessors, who have gone on to great things within the firm.”

The appointments come as Trethowans has seen continued growth in recent years. The firm has seen revenue increase by 60% since 2015, with its annual gross revenue currently standing at £17.6 million. Its workforce has also doubled in that time, with 246 partners and staff now working across Bournemouth, Poole, Southampton, Salisbury, Winchester and London.