Birketts reveals Class of 2016

Published: 07/09/2016

Birketts, the full service, top 100 law firm based in the East of England has announced the appointment of ten new trainee solicitors after recently reporting a record turnover of over £39.2m 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 Sarah Branwhite (Agriculture), Adam Brown (Commercial Property), Stephanie Butler (Corporate/Employment/Commercial Litigation), Monty Chamberlain (Agriculture), William Foley (Shipping), Leanne Hale (Commercial Litigation), Laura Ing-Beaufils (Commercial Property/Planning), Abigail Powell (Commercial Property), Sabina Rooney (Commercial Property) and Chris Utton (Corporate/Corporate Tax).

Jonathan Agar, Chief Executive Officer, for Birketts, said: “This year’s intake join us at a very exciting period in the firm’s history. 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 to businesses, institutions and individuals in the UK and internationally. As a firm we recruit where necessary but promote from within wherever possible as we seek to provide real career development opportunities for the talented people who join our business.”

Shaun Savory, Human Resources Director at Birketts, added: “Due to the firm’s growth we have increased our annual trainee intake from eight to ten and will be increasing numbers further in future years  Our training contract comprises four 'seats', with each one lasting six months. Our overall aim is to give our trainees a rich variety of high quality work so that they develop their legal skills and find the practice area that best suits their skills and interests.”

Birketts offers training contracts to law and non-law graduates from a variety of backgrounds. To learn more about the trainee application process please visit our designated trainee solicitor web pages.


Birketts’ Trainees: Sarah Branwhite, Adam Brown, Stephanie Butler, Monty Chamberlain, William Foley, Leanne Hale, Laura Ing-Beaufils, Abigail Powell, Sabina Rooney and Chris Utton. 


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