Three New Trainees Join Bournemouth Solicitors Steele Raymond
by Jennifer Rogerson, 01 November 2016
Leading Dorset solicitors Steele Raymond are pleased to welcome three new trainees as it continues to invest in the development of future talent across its Bournemouth and Southbourne offices.
Alice Toop, Rosanna Vahidi and Oliver Brady join the Legal 500 ranked ‘Top Tier’ firm to embark on their two-year training contract which consists of four six-month seats across a variety of legal areas.
University of Warwick graduate Alice Toop joins the private client team where she will be gaining experience in a number of issues including tax and financial planning, administration of trusts and estates and the preparation of wills and powers of attorney.
Following graduation, Alice went on to complete her Legal Practice Course at Bournemouth University and has recently been awarded the Dorset Magistrates' Association Prize for Excellence in Advocacy. The Magistrates’ Association is the independent voice of magistrates in England and Wales, awards an annual prize for the best student in advocacy on the Bournemouth University Legal Practice Course.
Rosanna will be gaining experience in granting and taking leases, buying and selling commercial properties, taking mortgages and charges over commercial properties and dealing with general leasehold management including sublets, licences to assign and lease extensions.
University of Exeter graduate Oliver Brady went on to complete his Legal Practice Course at Bournemouth University. Oliver will join the firm’s Southbourne office working within the Private Client team gaining experience of wills, powers of attorney, administration of estates and trusts as well as working on contentious probate matters.
The Independent Student Guide to Law, The Lex 100 recognises Steele Raymond as one of the UK’s premier law firms writing that ‘the people’ are the best thing about the Steele Raymond training experience, so if you are looking for a rounded training experience in Dorset, look no further. Trainees were also ‘impressed by the friendliness in the office’ and also ‘enjoyed the practice areas offered’.
Jennifer Rogerson, Partner at Steele Raymond and head of the firm’s trainee recruitment programme, said: “Steele Raymond is committed to developing its young talent and investing in the future of the firm. We provide our trainees with ample opportunity to develop their legal and client service skills through early responsibility and client contact under careful supervision. We provide a friendly, professional, team-based environment in which our trainees can learn and develop their skills. By constantly fine-tuning our training programme we are able to attract and develop the highest quality trainee solicitors, ensuring the future success of the firm. We are delighted that Alice, Rosanna and Oliver have joined us and trust that they will gain a wealth of experience from their training.”