Higgs celebrates trainee lawyers’ success

16 March 2023

Higgs LLP, one of the West Midlands’ leading law firms, is celebrating the successful qualification of four of its trainees who are becoming solicitors at the firm, reiterating its commitment to developing new talent.

The four Associates - Jess Bull, Jodie Johnson, Jonny Jones and Richard Freeman - who have been completing their two-year training contracts with the Black Country-based legal firm and will take up permanent positions.

Richard, Jonny and Jess are working in the businesses services department, while Jodie has joined the Family team.

Managing Partner Nick Taylor said: “We are proud of our trainees who have each qualified during a period of great disruption. They have not allowed the COVID pandemic to prevent them from achieving their ambitions and have adapted to the new legal landscape with huge tenacity spirit.

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“We’ve been incredibly impressed at Jess, Jodie, Johnny and Richard’s attitudes to learning and are proud to continue offering a unique and flexible training contract experience to future lawyers."

Nick Taylor

Managing Partner, Higgs LLP

“We’re looking forward to supporting them further as they begin the next important stages of their careers. Some of the firm’s current Partners were trained in-house and I’m sure these four will go on to have successful careers also.”

Jess is a University of Liverpool Law graduate and has trained with Higgs' commercial property, corporate and insolvency teams.

Jodie, meanwhile, studied at the University of Cambridge and The University of Law, while Jonny graduated from the University of Birmingham and is now specialising in restructuring and insolvency. 

Richard, a University of Warwick graduate, says his passion is to help fast growing businesses through investment and on to exit. 

Higgs is committed to offering exceptional learning and development opportunities to all.

Sophie Wardell, HR Director at Higgs, said: "We encourage our people to take ownership for their own development within a supportive learning environment that provides continual development opportunities available for all.

"Our trainees benefit greatly from working alongside our experienced and knowledgeable lawyers and specialists across all departments."

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