Blacks retains all of its trainees

Leeds-based law firm Blacks Solicitors has successfully retained all of its newly qualified solicitors.

As a result, the firm has increased the headcount of its corporate and commercial, property and family law teams.

Alex Morris joined Blacks as a trainee solicitor in 2017 after gaining commercial experience in London, New York and Lyon.

He will strengthen the firm’s expanding corporate and commercial team, dealing with a broad range of matters for owner-managed businesses, including acquisitions and disposals, and the production of terms and conditions.

Sarah Scullion joined Blacks in 2015 as a family law paralegal, before starting her training contract in 2017, and is now a solicitor in the family law team.

Scullion advises clients on all aspects of relationship breakdown, including divorce, financial settlements and child-related disputes. Prior to joining Blacks, she obtained a law degree from the University of Leeds before receiving a distinction on the LPC at BPP University.

Finally, Elaine Flynn joined Blacks as a paralegal in 2015, after completing her LPC at BPP University in Leeds. She has qualified into the property team where she will deal with sales and purchases, landlord and tenant matters, and refinances.

Tom Moyes, partner in charge of training at Blacks, said: “I am thrilled to see Alex, Sarah and Elaine become fully qualified solicitors and be retained by the firm.”

“They have demonstrated commitment and professionalism throughout their training contracts and each of them bring different skills and personalities that will help contribute to the firm’s continued success.”

Pictured: Alex Morris, Sarah Scullion and Elaine Flynn