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Jade Watts Trainee Solicitor

Name: Jade Watts, Trainee Solicitor

Educational Background: M Law (Exempting) incorporating the LPC at Northumbria University

Training Contract Seat: Dispute Resolution

What made you apply to Mincoffs?

At Mincoffs, there is a real focus on your individual legal education and progression. You get to work closely with partners on files, who make the time to answer all your questions and give you detailed feedback on your work. From day one, you are welcomed as a valuable member of the team and get involved in transactions both big and small; you are not treated as just another junior assistant filing a vacancy, there to make the coffees. The quality of work I get to be involved in and the broad range of regional and national clients Mincoffs attracts, allows me to develop the crucial skills and wider commercial awareness expected of a newly qualified solicitor.

What advice would you give to future trainees?

My advice to future trainees would be: don’t be afraid to ask questions! Your training contract is a pivotal time to develop your practical legal understanding; make sure you utilise the experience of your team to your advantage!

Grace Hughes, Trainee Solicitor

Name: Grace Hughes, Trainee Solicitor

Educational Background: M Law (Exempting) incorporating the LPC at Northumbria University

Training Contract Seat: Corporate

What made you apply to Mincoffs?

Having worked at Mincoffs in the summers whilst at university, I got an insight into the wide client base and the high quality of work carried out by the firm which provides a great opportunity to learn and train.

I have only recently commenced my training contract, but from the very beginning I have been able to be involved in client transactions which has allowed me to obtain great experience in how a transaction progresses.

What advice would you give to future trainees?

My advice to future trainees would be don’t be afraid to make mistakes!  It is all part of the learning process, so don’t take it to heart if you make a mistake.

Bri Cheng - Corporate Paralegal, Mincoffs Solicitors

Name: Bri Cheng, Trainee Solicitor

Educational Background: LLB with PgDip in Law with Northumbria University and the LPC with The University of Law

Training Contract Seat: Commercial Property

What made you apply to Mincoffs?

Having been a corporate team paralegal immediately prior to my traineeship at Mincoffs, it was the natural choice for me to apply here. The firm’s professionalism and attention to detail in their work really sets them apart from other firms, aligning with my own core values of diligence and a client-first mentality.

What advice would you give to future trainees?

Work hard, even when you think no one is watching. As a trainee, you’re expected to learn and work at the same time, the only way you’ll be good at both is to work hard – there cannot, and should not, be any compromise.

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