Bradford-based law firm Gordons, a firm that recently made news when it reported that in the previous financial year it had a record-breaking £22 million turnover, now announces the appointment of six brand new trainee personal injury solicitors.
The newly recruited accident solicitors join existing teams at Gordons, not only in personal injury but also in commercial property, business recovery and restructuring, and commercial litigation as well.
Employment head and training partner for the firm Philip Padget commented on the new appointments, stating that while the firm continues to grow, Gordons found it essential to provide ambitious and talented individuals through their trainee intake program.
The trainees for this year, Mr Padget continued, demonstrate high levels of potential, as it can prove difficult to find a solicitor with the ability to impress from a simple career interview, and that Gordons has high hopes for the trainees’ development paths for the coming two years.
The new trainees include Graham Peycke, who will begin his training in the realm of personal injury; Elliot Jackson, who joins the firm’s business recovery and restructuring efforts; commercial property solicitor Sallyanne Veitch, Laura Foley, who will be specialising in commercial property, Jonathan Smith, who joins the risk and compliance team; and commercial litigation solicitor Sophie McKelvey.
Additionally, the Leeds and Bradford offices of Gordons recently saw seven of its second year trainees earn the right to be called solicitors, and in line with its strategy for controlled growth, the firm made the decision to retain them.
One of the top 100 law practices in the UK, Gordons employs a staff of 250, with free earners making up 180 of that figure.
Clients for the firm include Morrisons supermarkets, based in Bradford, international brewing company Molson Coors, and construction company and manufacturer of high performance materials Saint Gobain.