Law firm Gordons has announced the appointment of four new trainee solicitors and two apprentice solicitors as part of its longstanding commitment to supporting and developing legal talent.

Two of the new trainees, Jonathan Wu and Tosif Bashir, were already legal assistants with the firm whilst the other two, Abbie Little and Daniel Callaghan, are taking the first steps in their legal careers with Gordons.

The trainees will each undertake four six-month seats which will see them involved across a variety of Gordons specialist service areas.

All of them will benefit from the firm’s distinct approach to developing its trainee solicitors. This places as much emphasis on personal growth and relationship building as it does on enhancing professional skills.

Amelia Horne and Jacob Eaton have joined the Gordons Law Apprenticeship, the firm’s pioneering, multiple award-winning apprenticeship scheme which was launched 12 years ago.

As apprentices, they will both train to become qualified lawyers through a combination of hands-on experience and academic study. Gordons will pay their salary and course fees, meaning they will not accumulate any student debt.

Corporate partner Amy Pierechod is responsible for mentoring and managing the trainee solicitors whilst Gordons Law Apprenticeship graduate, Megan Stocks, will do the same for the apprentices.

Welcoming the new trainees and apprentices to the firm, managing partner, Victoria Davey, said: “We have high standards and a rigorous selection process for our training contracts and apprenticeships, which results in us only recruiting exceptional candidates.

“Alongside strong academic performance, all six of our new trainees and apprentices demonstrated a positive attitude and enthusiasm throughout the recruitment process.

“These skills will play an important role in them becoming trusted advisors, and something we will continue to focus on as part of their development.

“All of us at the firm are looking forward to helping them realise their potential so they can become solicitors who will contribute to our future success.”