Celebrations after Higgs trainee lawyers qualify

05 September 2023

Higgs LLP, a leading West Midlands law firm, is celebrating after four more of its legal trainees completed their period of recognised training to become fully qualified solicitors, bringing the total number retained by the firm since September 2022 to eight – a retention rate of 80 per cent.

The Associates – Simrit Chahal, Sarah-Jane Goodswen, Chloe Shilton and Eleanor Martin – have completed their two-year training contracts with Higgs and will now take up permanent positions.

Simrit will qualify into personal injury, Sarah-Jane will join the corporate tax team, while Chloe will work in the restructuring and insolvency team. Eleanor will qualify into property litigation.

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“We are committed to growing our future talent and are proud of our trainees who have worked incredibly hard over the past couple of years to develop their skills and legal understanding in their chosen fields.

“We’ve a long and proud record of supporting our trainees, all of whom benefit from our flexible training contract that we believe is second to none.

“Once they qualify, we will continue to mentor and support them as they embark on the next stage of their careers.”

Nick Taylor

Managing Partner, Higgs LLP

Eleanor graduated from the University of Birmingham with a law degree and went on to complete the Legal Practice Course (LPC) and MSc in Law and Business at the University of Law in Birmingham, while Sarah-Jane graduated in law from the University of Birmingham and went on to study the LPC and MSc in Law, Business and Management.

Chloe graduated from the University of Exeter and completed the LPC at the University of Law, and Simrit read law at university, going on to complete the LPC and Masters of Law, at BPP University.

Sophie Wardell, HR Director at Higgs, said the legal firm is committed to offering learning and development opportunities.

"We offer a unique learning environment for our trainees, all of whom benefit from working closely with our growing team of experienced solicitors and specialist lawyers,” she said.

“As part of this, our people take ownership for their own development, so we encourage continued professional development throughout their career trajectory.”

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