A LEGAL firm has reaffirmed its commitment to nurturing young legal talent by offering new training contracts and celebrating former trainees’ success.

Butcher and Barlow which has its head office in Bury, has recently gone through a full rebrand and the firm has celebrated the qualification of former trainee solicitor, Catherine Vardy.

Catherine has been with the company since 2016, first as a paralegal and then as a trainee solicitor and has now qualified into the family law team at one of their offices in Bramhall.

She said: “I am absolutely thrilled to have completed my training contract and am so grateful for the support I have received at Butcher and Barlow.

“The firm has a very positive outlook and I have enjoyed excellent departmental support.

"I am very much looking forward to continuing my legal career with Butcher & Barlow, handling family law matters such as protective injunctions, children matters and local authority cases.”

Two new trainee solicitors are following in Catherine’s footsteps have been with the firm for several years and will gain invaluable experience working across Butcher & Barlow’s 10 Northwest offices.

Trainee solicitors Casey Ashton and Catherine Landale have started training at the firms experienced conveyancing team and will be based the firms Frodsham and Bury offices.

Catherine said: “I am delighted that I can continue my training within Butcher & Barlow, they offer great career progression opportunities.

"I’m really looking forward to developing my career further and helping clients to manage some of their biggest life decisions.”

In addition to offering paralegal and trainee solicitor positions, Butcher and Barlow also offer a two-week summer holiday training programme, which will soon be open for applications.

Managing partner, Anthon Higham, said: “Butcher & Barlow places great emphasis on developing and nurturing young talent.

"We understand that effective mentoring and training forms a key part of a young solicitor’s professional development which helps the firm to deliver the very best, longstanding personal service to our clients.

"We currently have nine trainee solicitors along with five paralegals with another six set to join us in September.

“Fifteen of our current partners trained with us and have gone on to play instrumental roles in helping clients to navigate important personal and commercial decisions.”