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Hampson Hughes Solicitors – training contracts announced

Hampson Hughes Solicitors is delighted to announce that three new trainee solicitors are beginning their training contracts today. Lauren Landry, Chris Lackner, and Vicki Shepherd will focus on areas across civil litigation and personal injury during their training, and will work on their own caseloads under close supervision.

Lauren Landry1aa
Lauren, 27, a native Liverpudlian, studied law at Edge Hill University. She completed her LPC and gained a commendation whilst working full time in the Family Department of a solicitors.

“Applying for my training contract was more nerve-wracking than any exam
I have ever sat, and waiting to hear if I had been successful was even
worse! Applying included producing a portfolio of my work
and having an interview with Niamh Forbes, who is the
Training Principal, and two of the firm’s Directors.

“I was really nervous for the interview but they put me at ease
immediately. I was delighted when I was offered a training
contract and I am really excited for it to start.”

Chris Lackner1aa
Chris is 24 and originally from the North east, though he has lived in the North West for the last 13 years. After graduating from the University of Liverpool he joined Hampson Hughes almost immediately, and has worked with us for over three years.

“Having started at HH straight after University this is the only legal job I
have had – however, the experience I have gained here is invaluable.

“I hope that I can continue to learn and use the experience I
have already acquired to become a successful solicitor.”

Vicki Shepherd1aa
Vicki is 31 and studied English at Leicester University. She has worked all over the UK, ranging from a large legal publishers in Central London to a small high street firm in the Lake District as well mini pupillages with various Chambers and a placement at the International Court of Arbitration in Paris.

“I have always wanted to be a lawyer ever since I latched onto the idea of
being paid to argue as a child ,but I have definitely come the long way
around. My determination (and many moves) has eventually paid off.

“I have now bought my own flat in Liverpool and I am looking forward
to getting stuck into training. Exciting times ahead!”

Hampson Hughes Training Contracts

Under the guidance of Paul Hampson (Training Principal) and Niamh Forbes (Assistant Training Principal,) Hampson Hughes encourages trainees to contribute to all aspects of working life. As well as developing legal skills, we provide an introduction to management and require our trainees to support junior members of staff.

All of our trainees are recruited in-house and they are only eligible to apply once they have successfully completed the LPC and completed 12 months’ service with us. Currently, we have 8 trainees with the firm. Four are due to qualify in March 2016, one in August 2016, one in October 2016, and one in January 2017. Our next batch of trainees will start January 2016.

We are passionate about training the next generation of solicitors and are committed to providing the best possible professional development for all our trainees.

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