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Southampton: Three graduates begin training contracts at law firm

By Jo Whittle
10 March 2021

Trethowans, a leading law firm based in Southampton, has initiated its annual training programme, with three graduates working towards their qualification as solicitors.

Amrita Sangha, Finn Downing and Shereen Eleker are all graduates and joined Trethowans in 2020, which is ranked amongst the top 20 firms in the country in the Lex 100 2020/21 student guide for ‘work/life balance’ and ‘inclusiveness’.


L-R: Amrita Sangha, Finn Downing and Shereen Eleker

On Monday, March 1, the new trainee solicitors began their two-year programme, which is divided into four six-month ‘seats’ with different teams. They will be challenged, given responsibility and receive a comprehensive benefits package.

Sangha joined as a paralegal in Trethowans’ corporate and commercial team. She earned her law degree at the University of Sheffield, then completed the Legal Practice course alongside a master’s in law at the University of Law in Guildford, achieving a distinction in both.

Downing joined as a paralegal in the firm’s commercial litigation team. He has a LLB (Hons) Bachelor of Laws degree from Bournemouth University and commenced his LPC in 2019.

Eleker joined the firm’s residential property team as a paralegal, and has also gained experience in the insurance and regulatory team. She has a LLB (Hons) First Class Honours along with an LPC PgDip, achieved at the University of Law in Guildford, and has multiple awards for her high grades.

Lucy Gleisner, training partner for Trethowans’, said: “Every year we look for bright, talented individuals who have the qualifications, skills and personalities to enhance our team of expert lawyers and 2021 is no exception. I would like to congratulate Amrita, Finn and Shereen and wish them the best of luck with their training.”

Trethowans has been offering legal services to businesses and individuals in the south of England for over 150 years with offices in Southampton, Salisbury, Poole, Bournemouth and Winchester.

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