The Market Harborough branch of law firm Lawson-West has announced that they have hired a new trainee solicitor.
The town branch, in Coventry Road, has taken on paralegal Davina Charlton as a trainee solicitor for wills and probate.
A paralegal is a person qualified through education and training to perform substantive legal work that requires knowledge of the law and procedures, but who is not a qualified solicitor or barrister.
Davina will work in its wills and probate, family and residential conveyancing departments during her two-year training period.
Originally from Staffordshire, the 27-year-old took a law degree and legal practice course at Staffordshire University in Stoke.
She has joined Lawson-West from a legal practice in her home town where she worked as a wills and probate paralegal.
And starting her solicitor training sees the realisation of a long-held ambition.
She said: “I’ve wanted to be a solicitor ever since I spent a week’s work experience at a law firm when I was at school.
“I’m especially drawn to wills and probate as it involves advising and helping people at what can be one of the most difficult times of their life.
“I am delighted Lawson-West has given me this opportunity because, as seen with previous and existing colleagues, it has a reputation for training and career progression within the firm.”
The town branch recently launched a walk-in family law clinic between 12.30pm-2pm on Tuesdays and 4pm and 5pm on Thursdays. For more details call 01858 445480.