Record number of 16 home grown trainees qualify in September at HCR

7th September 2023

A record number of 16 Trainee Solicitors are qualifying and taking up roles across HCR this month. The newly qualified solicitors (NQs) will be based in eight of our ten offices including Birmingham, Cambridge, Cheltenham, Central England, London, Thames Valley, Worcester and Wye Valley.

HCR trainees are placed within a range of legal disciplines and sector-specialist teams, in order to experience as broad a range of legal work as possible during their training period. The breadth of teams our NQs are joining – which includes Banking, Charities, Corporate, Commercial, Education, Employment, Family, Private Client, Real Estate, and Insurance, Risk and Regulatory – shows the range of opportunities on offer for staff.

Jessica Mant is qualifying into the firm’s Commercial team as one of the 16 NQs, she said: “I’m thrilled to be qualifying at HCR – undoubtedly my experiences, learning and personal development opportunities have far outweighed what I would have got elsewhere. The trust in trainees at HCR and the autonomy we have has given me valued hands-on experience. I’m very excited for the next step in my HCR journey!”

Rachel Turner, Partner and Training Principal said: “I’m absolutely delighted to be welcoming these home-grown NQ Solicitors to the firm – we’re very much looking forward to supporting them to develop, and help their clients be successful. They have all put in an extraordinary amount of work to get here, and I know our clients will benefit from their expertise and dedication. They have a very promising future ahead of them.

“HCR is passionate about developing talent. Within our recruitment practices we try to appeal to as broad a talent pool as possible, and we offer a wide range of progression routes including non-traditional routes. We’re delighted these 16 individuals are continuing their journey with us. Congratulations to all Solicitors qualifying this month.”