By: 3 October 2023
Mentoring the next generation: Gordons’ commitment to development

Legal practice Gordons has announced the appointment of four new trainee solicitors and two apprentice solicitors.  

Among the four trainees, Jonathan Wu and Tosif Bashir have transitioned from their previous roles as legal assistants within the firm. Abbie Little and Daniel Callaghan are embarking on the first leg of their legal career with Gordons. 

These four trainees will experience four six-month placements, offering them diverse exposure to various specialised service areas within Gordons. 

Gordons prides themselves on having a unique approach to developing their trainee solicitors, choosing to nurture personal growth alongside fostering professional skills. 

Amelia Horne and Jacob Eaton, two further additions to the Gordons team, have joined the Gordons law apprenticeship programme. This initiative has garnered multiple awards and has been operating for twelve years. 

As apprentices in this programme, their journey to qualified solicitor status will involve a combination of hands-on learning and academic study. Gordons shoulders the financial burden of the salary and course fees of their apprentices, allowing them to focus on their learning. Corporate partner Amy Pierechod as well as Megan Stocks, previous graduate of the Gordons law apprenticeship programme, will oversee their development.  

Victoria Davey, managing partner of Gordons, stated, “We have high standards and a rigorous selection process for our training contracts and apprenticeships, which results in us only recruiting exceptional candidates. Alongside strong academic performance, all six of our new trainees and apprentices demonstrated a positive attitude and enthusiasm throughout the recruitment process. These skills will play an important role in them becoming trusted advisors, and something we will continue to focus on as part of their development. All of us at the firm are looking forward to helping them realise their potential so they can become solicitors who will contribute to Gordons’ future success.” 

Gordons, who employ 170 professionals, boasts offices in Leeds and Bradford. The firm’s clientele includes retailers such as AO, B&M, Heron Foods, Iceland Foods, Morrisons, Ocado Retail, and Wren Kitchens as well as construction and high-performance materials manufacturer Saint Gobain and international brewers Molson Coors.  


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Emma Cockings
Emma is the content editor for Yorkshire Legal News. Emma is an experienced writer with a background in client-centric personal injury law for a major firm. She has attended and reported on numerous high-profile legal events in Yorkshire.