SCE Solicitors appoints a new trainee solicitor

SCE Solicitors has continued its expansion with the appointment of new trainee solicitor Emma Roberts.

The appointment of Roberts, who joined SCE Solicitors as a paralegal in December 2017, follows the launch of the firm’s new office in the centre of Horsforth.

Roberts advises both employers and employees on issues such as disciplinary and grievances, termination of employment, and responding to internal employment disputes and tribunal claims.

She also assists director and head of employment Samira Cakali in the running of the firm’s myHR service.

Roberts studied bachelor of laws degree at the Open University while working as a litigation assistant at a law firm in Leeds. She then went on to complete a diploma in legal practice and master of laws at the University of Law in Leeds.

Speaking about her appointment at SCE Solicitors, Roberts (pictured) said: “I am very excited to be a part of the SCE team as the firm continues to grow and strengthen its legal offering to clients across Yorkshire. I feel very fortunate to be training at a firm that truly invests in its people.”

Samira said: “Emma, has been an exceptional paralegal, she has quickly become an invaluable member of our small team and I am extremely pleased we have been able to offer her a training contract. She is methodical, detailed and has excellent client care, all the skills which I believe will equip her to become an excellent solicitor.”

Roberts will now spend the first six months training in the employment law department in Horsforth before moving on to another two departments over the next 18 months, leading to her qualification as a solicitor in March 2020.