(L to R): Clarion’s latest cohort of newly qualified solicitors comprising Laura Savio, Amy Parry, Jonathan Schneider, Brandon Bradley, Harry Beckett, Melissa Rycroft and Rebecca Walters

Continuing its focus on developing talent, this autumn Clarion retained seven of its newly qualified solicitors.

Clarion’s trainee programme has an 88% retention rate (in 2023) and the firm also supports young people entering the legal profession through its apprenticeship programme, paralegal development and via external and internal mentoring and coaching initiatives. The firm was Finalist in the National Paralegal Awards 2023.

Martin Grange, partner, and training principal at Clarion, said: “Our well-established and engaging training programme has expanded over the years, and we are proud to once again celebrate so many young people successfully completing their training contracts and qualifying at Clarion. The enthusiasm and knowledge of this year’s cohort is a real boost and it’s always hugely satisfying to see these colleagues developing their skills and realising their ambitions. We wish them every success as they continue their journey with us.”

Amy Parry has joined the commercial dispute resolution team; Melissa Rycroft and Harry Beckett both qualified into the commercial property practice; Jonathan Schneider and Rebecca Walters have both  qualified into corporate; Brandon Bradley moved into family; and Laura Savio became part of the intellectual property team.

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Helen Saunders, people director at Clarion, added: “We have always been clear that people are at the heart of our continued business success, and we are committed to ensuring that all members of the firm have access to learning, development and training opportunities to thrive within their role and continuously develop.

“Providing a positive and supportive working environment enables us to retain talent and ensure that we have an engaged team who are committed to delivering the best service to clients.”

Clarion was recognised  as Europe’s third fastest growing law firm, and also named ‘the independent firm of the year’ by leading trade magazine The Lawyer, as well as being featured in The Times Best Law Firms 2024.

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