Walker Morris retains 94% of newly qualified solicitors

Walker Morris retains 94% of newly qualified solicitors

Walker Morris is retaining 94% of its second-year trainees when they qualify this year.

The Leeds-headquartered law firm has provided the 17 newly qualified solicitors with positions in the specialist areas they are most passionate about, as well as continued exposure to a wide range of deals and clients to support their development as high calibre, commercially-minded legal professionals.

As a part of its graduate training offering, Walker Morris provides a six-seat training programme instead of the standard four, ensuring trainees have greater opportunity to experience working in a variety of departments to gain insight into more aspects of law.

The format of the Walker Morris graduate programme also ensures all trainees have invaluable contact with partners and clients throughout the firm to enhance their experience and provide solid foundations for their careers.

Francesca Poole, one of the newly qualified solicitors at Walker Morris, said: “I’ve had a fantastic experience at Walker Morris so far. It’s been great to have gained exposure to different departments in order to determine which area of law I would like to specialise in. I’m thrilled to be working as part of the regulatory and compliance team going forwards and can’t wait to see where my career with the firm takes me.”

Duncan Lole, graduate partner at Walker Morris, commented: “Investing in future talent is really important to us at Walker Morris, especially as many of the partners—myself included—joined as graduates and have been able to rise through the ranks over the years. We are proud to be able to retain 17 out of 18 trainees this year, especially during the pandemic, and we look forward to seeing them thrive in their careers here.”

“Each and every one of our ambitious new appointments has demonstrated a real flair and ability to meet the high standards of work expected, and we’re confident they will all have bright futures at Walker Morris.”

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