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McCartan Turkington Breen appointed four trainee solicitors

We are pleased to welcome three trainee solicitors to our growing team

Tony McCann, Hannah Gilchrist and Damon Knipe.

The McCartan Turkington Breen apprenticeship programme provides the future generation of solicitors an opportunity to take their first steps into legal practice. Apprentices develop their skills over a two-year period, working alongside a partner of the firm.

Senior partner, Colin Mitchell, said: “a unique selling point of our apprenticeship programme is that all trainees will work directly with a partner in the firm, myself included. This gives someone who is at the very beginning of their career an opportunity to learn from someone at their pinnacle.”

The two-year programme concludes with the apprentice completing the Institute of Professional Legal Studies exams and becoming a qualified solicitor. In the majority of cases, we keep apprentices on who will take up a full-time role with us.

Demand is high for a place on the McCartan Turkington Breen apprenticeship programme due to the rich portfolio of legal services we have on offer. We are a full-service law firm and our trainees enjoy the benefit of experience working alongside industry thought leaders across our many departments. This gives our trainees the opportunity to get a feel for the work involved in each department. It will also help them decide which area of law they will go on to specialise in.

One of our recently appointed trainees, Damon Knipe, said: “I am over the moon to have been successful getting on to the McCartan Turkington Breen programme. The firm’s reputation is outstanding and in my opinion, second to none.”

As a firm, we look forward to witnessing our new apprentice solicitors blossom into capable young professionals and their contribution to our culture and quality of work.


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