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Law firm invests in next generation with solicitor appointments

Written by Peter Davison on .

Alexia Aradipiotis Carys Webb and Robyn RumbleAlexia Aradipiotis Carys Webb and Robyn RumbleLaw firm Thrings has strengthened its commercial offering to clients and reaffirmed its commitment to organic growth by appointing three newly-qualified solicitors.

Robyn Rumble, Alexia Aradipiotis and Carys Webb have secured positions after successfully completing structured, two-year training contracts with the firm.

Robyn and Alexia will bolster Thrings’ Commercial Property team, while Carys will join the firm’s Company Commercial team. All three will work with colleagues in Thrings’ main UK offices in Swindon, London, Bristol, Bath and Hampshire.

During the course of four six-month seats, the trio gained experience of contentious and non-contentious work in different practice areas. They also received ongoing professional and personal support and guidance from senior team members through the firm’s ‘buddy’ system.

Robyn said: “The training throughout my time at Thrings has allowed me to progress from paralegal to qualified solicitor. I’ve had exposure to extremely wide-ranging, complex and challenging matters, and been given the opportunity to form solid and hopefully long-lasting professional relationships with colleagues and clients alike.”

Alexia said: “During my training contract I have been involved in a number of complex matters, had a high level of client contact and been given direct responsibility to manage my own files as well as lots of encouragement to participate in business development activities. The firm is incredibly supportive and takes the time to invest in and nurture its trainees.”

Carys added: “The quality of work, the opportunities to engage with clients and the responsibility we have been given highlights the breadth and depth of the training each of us has received. We have had a huge amount of support and encouragement from senior colleagues, and this confidence will hopefully stand us in good stead as our careers at Thrings develop.”

This year’s Lex 100 – the student guide to the UK's premier law firms – named the 'professional yet friendly' Thrings as a Lex 100 Winner in a total of six categories, including work/life balance and client contact.

The guide described Thrings partners as ‘very supportive’ who ‘take an interest in employees’, ‘ensure trainees receive good supervision’ and ‘are assured enough to ask for feedback and then implement direct change to make everyone's experience better'.

Simon Holdsworth, managing partner of Thrings, said: “Thrings prides itself on attracting and supporting talented, ambitious and hard-working people, whose knowledge, expertise and skills ensure the firm provides first-class, tailored legal advice to clients at all times.

“With Thrings continuing to work closely with commercial and private client clients across the South West, and the firm recently restating its long-term commitment to the London and Hampshire legal markets, Robyn, Alexia and Carys are qualifying at a very exciting time.

"I would like to congratulate each of them for reaching what is a key milestone in their careers.”