Birketts appoints eight new trainee solicitors following record turnover announcement

Published: 09/09/2015

Birketts, the full service, top 100 law firm based in the East of England has announced the appointment of eight new trainee solicitors after recently reporting a record turnover of over £34.5m for the last financial year. 

The appointments represent the firm’s annual trainee intake at its Cambridge, Chelmsford, Ipswich and Norwich offices.

The trainees and their respective first departments at Birketts are Hannah Bayfield (property), Marion Bennett (property), Georgia Garvin (corporate), Jonathan Parker (private client), Georgia Robertson (corporate), Ben Saraci (corporate), Sarah Watters-Quilty (corporate) and Anna Willis (private client).

Jonathan Agar, chief executive officer, for Birketts, said: “With a rich heritage spanning over 150 years we’ve built an enviable track record advising businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally. As we continue to grow it is essential that we ensure our trainee intake provides us with talented and ambitious lawyers who will embrace our commitment in providing exceptional client service. The financial results cap a strong period of growth for the firm, with turnover almost doubling to £35m for 2014/15 over the past five years. With office moves planned for Cambridge in a matter of weeks and Ipswich in 2017, this year’s intake join us at a very exciting period in the firm’s history.”

Shaun Savory, human resources director at Birketts, added: “We offer training contracts to law and non-law graduates from a variety of backgrounds. Due to the firm’s growth we have taken the necessary decision to increase our future annual trainee intake from eight to ten.”

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Birketts Trainees 2015

Back - Georgia Garvin (corporate) 
Middle (left to right) - Sarah Watters-Quilty (corporate), Marion Bennett (property), Anna Willis (private client)
Front (left to right) - Hannah Bayfield (property), Ben Saraci (corporate), Jonathan Parker (private client) and Georgia Robertson (corporate).

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