01st September 2014
Budding solicitors take up high-flying placements at Hewitsons
Law firm Hewitsons has revealed the four talented young professionals set to join the company’s next trainee intake.
Law firm Hewitsons has revealed the four talented young professionals set to join the company’s next trainee intake. The budding solicitors fought off applicants from across the UK to be accepted onto the company’s prestigious two-year scheme, which starts this month. Three of the trainees will work at the firm’s Northampton office, and the fourth will take up a post at its Cambridge headquarters. The programme will see them take up four six-month placements across different areas of the business, including employment, property and dispute resolution. Hewitsons Director of HR and Partnership Secretary Caroline Lewis said: “Hewitsons has a long-established history in training the next generation of leading solicitors and our trainee programme, and the legacy of great lawyers it provides, is something we are very proud of. “I’m thrilled to welcome this year’s new trainees to the firm and wish them the very best throughout their rotation placements.” Hewitsons prides itself on attracting high calibre candidates, both in terms of academic abilities and legal work experience. This year’s trainees bring with them a diverse range of practical experience and personal backgrounds, including work placements in the British Embassy in Abu Dhabi and at other firms specialising in clinical negligence, product liability and commercial litigation. Trainees Ross Cooke, Hayley Cottington and Jack Hook will undertake their placements at Hewitsons’ Northampton office, while David Auty will join the company’s Cambridge team. Hayley Connington said: “I applied because as a well established mid-size firm with a wide practice range and diverse client base, training with Hewitsons would be a valuable experience on which to build my future career”.