New and former trainees join Hewitsons


Five former Hewitsons trainees have joined the law firm as newly qualified Solicitors and another nine have begun their own two-year traineeships.

The five new appointments mean that the full-service law firm has retained everyone who began training with it in September 2016.

Lauren Coote, Emily Ray and Fiona Smith are now based at Hewitsons’ Cambridge office, in Newmarket Road, working with the firm’s Contentious Trusts & Probate, Real Estate and Agriculture & Rural Property teams, respectively.

And at the firm’s Northampton office, in Billing Road, Helen Deady has joined the Agriculture & Rural Property team and Alexandra Svennevik is now working in Private Wealth.

Managing Partner Colin Jones said: “At Hewitsons, we pride ourselves on providing the highest quality of training for up-and-coming solicitors, as demonstrated by the complimentary feedback we regularly receive and our high rate of trainee retention.

“This year, we are delighted to have retained all five of those who began training with us in 2016, perfectly fulfilling our training aim of ‘training to retain’. All five have consistently demonstrated a real talent for and dedication to legal practice. I wish them all the best of luck and look forward to seeing them progress in their respective careers at Hewitsons.”

Meanwhile, another nine have begun their own traineeships with the firm, having each completed their degrees and demonstrated a strong commitment to the profession.

In Cambridge, Husnain Ali, Anastassia Dimmek, Emma Elston and Jack Thorogood have joined Hewitsons’ Construction, Agriculture, Private Wealth and Corporate teams, respectively, while Joe Greenstock has begun training with both the Property Litigation and Contentious Trust & Probate teams, and Thomas Leach has started in Commercial Litigation and Risk & Compliance.

At the Northampton office, Charlotte Herrington has joined the Agriculture & Rural Property team and Saffa Mir is now working with Commercial Litigation and Contentious Trusts & Probate.

And at the firm’s London office, in Blackfriars, Edith Nnotum has joined the Corporate team.

Partner Clare Colacicchi added: “We are also pleased to be welcoming another group of trainees into our fold. Each has already shown a budding talent for legal practice, which our experienced Partners will help them to develop further over the next few years.”

All Hewitsons trainees spend two years with the firm, rotating between departments biannually. The firm specialises in all major areas of law, allowing the trainees to benefit from its wide-ranging expertise. Throughout this period, the firm’s Partners coach them in an array of legal skills, thorough both formal training sessions and practical experience.

During their traineeships, the trainees also assist with cases, interviews and other matters, as well as attending court hearings, regularly liaising with clients, and accompanying Solicitors to site visits and legal briefings.

In the most recent Chambers & Partners guide, which ranks law firms across the UK, Hewitsons received top rankings for its trainee experience.

Image: (front, L-R) Emma Elston, Husnain Ali, senior partner Clare Colacicchi, and Saffa Mir; (back, L-R) Charlotte Herrington, Edith Nnotum, Joe Greenstock, Anastassia Dimmek, Thomas Leach and Jack Thorogood.

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