Leading law firm Lester Aldridge, which has offices in Bournemouth, Southampton and London, has taken on seven new trainee solicitors and made three appointments.
Pauline Belloni, Gerard Chalkly-Maber, Lucy Goff, Luke Marshall, Brittany Sheridan, Samantha Smith and Naomi Spencer will join nine other trainees who are currently completing their training contracts at the firm.
Training contracts at Lester Aldridge usually consist of four six-month seats in a variety of teams across the firm’s three offices. According to The Lex 100, the student guide to law, trainees at Lester Aldridge enjoy access to a “great diversity of work” thanks to the “wide range of practice areas”, and the firm provides a combination of “high levels of independence” and “suitable levels of support”.
Three trainee solicitors who recently completed their training contracts with the firm are qualifying as solicitors this month. Tim Woollard and Helen Stone-Ward will join the Southampton office of LA Marine, Lester Aldridge’s specialist shipping and marine law team. Kiri Canavan will join the insolvency team based in London.
Michael Giddins, managing partner at Lester Aldridge, commented: “We are committed to nurturing new talent and investing in the future of the firm.”