Top Dorset solicitors Steele Raymond has continued its commitment to nurturing top young talent with the appointment of a new trainee solicitor at its office in Bournemouth.
Trainee Solicitor Zaeem Mughal has joined the Legal 500 ranked ‘Top Tier’ firm to embark on a two-year training contract which consists of four six-month seats across a variety of legal areas.
Swansea University graduate Zaeem begins his training contract following the completion of his Legal Practice Course at Bournemouth University and a year working as a paralegal at a local law firm.
Zaeem’s first seat will be within the highly respected Tax, Trusts, Will and Probate team at Steele Raymond where he will be gaining experience in probate and estate administration, Will drafting, Lasting Power of Attorney trust management and the management of people’s affairs.
“I’m delighted to have joined such an ambitious firm as Steele Raymond. I’ve always been passionate about developing a career in law and I’m looking forward to learning from some exceptional colleagues and working closely with clients.”
Steele Raymond already has an impressive trainee solicitor programme, running multiple initiatives throughout the year from providing careers talks to schools and colleges, attending careers fairs across the region and culminating in the firm’s ever-popular Trainee Assessment Day.
The Assessment Day at Steele Raymond has gone from strength to strength in recent years and allows the firm to meet the region’s top law students from across the UK.
Having experienced the Steele Raymond Assessment Day first-hand Zaeem continued:
“I have attended several similar assessment days at other law firms, but what made the Steele Raymond process stand out was the attention to detail to all parts of the day while still maintaining and relaxed and fun process.”
Steele Raymond has a solid track record of nurturing talent with four of the firm’s partners, Chairman Tim Stone, Emma Stainwright, Nick Davies and Craig Hardman all starting their careers as trainee solicitors at the firm. The firm is also recognised by the Lex 100 as one of the best firms to work for based on stress levels and inclusiveness. In addition, Steele Raymond has been nominated as Best Trainer – Medium Regional Firm for two consecutive years at the prestigious LawCareers.Net Training and Recruitment Awards in London.
Commercial Property Partner and Training Principal responsible for training contracts at Steele Raymond Jennifer Rogerson said:
“High calibre trainee solicitors are a core part of the DNA of the business and an incredibly valuable asset to any firm. Each year we see an extraordinary quality of law students wishing to develop their legal careers at Steele Raymond. We have worked tirelessly over recent years to evolve and hone our trainee programme to continue to lead the way and ensure that the Steele Raymond training programme not only but provides our clients and us with a group of experienced and well-rounded young solicitors upon qualification.”
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