Leading South-Coast law firm, Churchers Solicitors, has employed two new trainees as the firm continues to grow and expand across its seven Hampshire offices.
After more than a decade of international business management and commercial experience, Jed decided a career in law was his calling and went on to study law achieving a distinction from the University of Law in Guildford in his Legal Practice Course and Masters in Business, Law and Management.
Jed is based in the Portsmouth office and trains with the Residential Conveyancing team for his first training seat, where he will gain experience in areas such as sales and purchase, new leases, equity release and shared-ownership.
Jed was drawn to the firm because of its openness to embrace diverse qualities and its top-down interest in the personal development of their trainees. Jed hopes that he might draw on his past experiences to achieve an understanding and empathy with clients, and under the wisdom and experience of those working around him, assist in achieving their best possible outcomes.
Ivor initially studied criminology at university moving on to complete a masters in law. Whilst studying, Ivor worked as an Appropriate Adult at the police station, this gave him a real insight into police procedures, detainees rights and how best to deal with many situations.
Ivor has worked as a case worker and police station representative since 2017 and has gained a vast amount of experience dealing with all types of criminal matters, including serious and complex crimes, Ivor feels he has a real rapport with youth clients and vulnerable clients.
Ivor has joined our Criminal Defence team in our Portsmouth office where the training will assist in expanding his knowledge in all criminal defence cases.
Faye Evans, Training Partner and partner in the Wills and Probate team said: “We are very excited to be able to work with two such talented young lawyers and to support them on their journey to becoming skilled practitioners. Both Jed and Ivor bring with them a strong skills base on which to build and we look forward to assisting them to adapt and apply these skills to their chosen field.
Being able to support young lawyers to develop their careers at this difficult time is testament to the resilience of Churchers, the dedication and hard work of our staff and the loyalty and support of our clients. This also marks the transition from the ‘old’ system of training solicitors to the ‘new’ SQE system, with Ivor becoming Churchers’ first trainee to embark on the SQEs. We are committed to supporting all routes to entry into the profession so as to increase accessibility and diversity. Both trainees have shown themselves to be resilient, resourceful and, above-all, committed. We would take this opportunity to wish Jed and Ivor every success throughout their training experience and for their future careers as qualified solicitors.”