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20th April 2021

Trainees embark on legal career at Hewitsons

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Three trainee solicitors have joined Hewitsons, marking the start of their two-year traineeship which will see them grow into fully qualified solicitors.

Hewitsons specialises in all major areas of law, allowing the annual intake of newly-qualified trainees to benefit from its wide-ranging expertise.

Joining the firm are Aysesha Khan and Zara Shah, who will be joining the growing real estate teams in Cambridge and Northampton respectively, as well as Paula Ursu, who will be joining the agriculture, food & rural business team in Northampton.

Paula has undertaken a number of work placements at legal firms, having previously worked as a paralegal for a group litigation firm in London and at a commercial and employment litigation firm in Northampton. She also worked as a legal Intern in the contracts department of a global company.

Zara previously worked as a fraud analyst at Barclays before commencing her training contract with Hewitsons. She achieved a first-class honours in her undergraduate law degree at the University of Northampton and was student ambassador for the Access to Justice Foundation.

Ayesha studied a joint masters in law at Cambridge and previously worked for a London-based financial intelligence and investigations company before joining Hewitsons.

Throughout their two-year training period, the firm’s partners will coach the trainees in an array of legal skills, through both formal training sessions and practical experience. The trainees will also assist with cases, interviews, attend court hearings, as well as regularly liaising with clients, and accompanying solicitors to site visits and legal briefings.

Colin Jones, managing partner at Hewitsons, 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.”