Hundred percent retention rate for Leeds solicitor

21 August 2019. Blacks Solicitors, Leeds.

Leeds-based law firm Blacks Solicitors LLP has successfully retained all of its newly qualified solicitors.

As a result, the Firm has increased the headcount of its Corporate & Commercial, Property, and Family Law teams.

Alex Morris joined Blacks as a Trainee Solicitor in 2017 after gaining commercial experience in London, New York and Lyon.

He will strengthen the Firm’s expanding Corporate and Commercial teams, dealing with a broad range of corporate and commercial matters for owner-managed businesses (including acquisitions and disposals, and the production of terms and conditions).

Sarah Scullion joined the Firm in 2015 as a Family Law Paralegal, before starting her Training Contract in 2017, and is now a Solicitor in the Family Law team.

Sarah advises clients on all aspects of relationship breakdown including divorce, financial settlements, and child-related disputes. Prior to joining Blacks, Sarah obtained a Law Degree from the University of Leeds before receiving a Distinction on the LPC at BPP University.

Finally, Elaine Flynn joined Blacks as a Paralegal in 2015, after completing her LPC at BPP University in Leeds. Elaine has qualified into the Property team where she will deal with sales and purchases, landlord and tenant matters, and refinances.

Tom Moyes, the Partner in charge of Training at Blacks, said: “I am thrilled to see Alex, Sarah, and Elaine become fully qualified solicitors and be retained by the Firm.

“They have demonstrated commitment and professionalism throughout their Training Contracts and each of them bring different skills and personalities that will help contribute to the Firm’s continued success.”

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