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Rothera Sharp welcomes three new trainee solicitors to the firm

Rothera Sharp has announced the appointment of three trainee solicitors who are commencing their training contracts with the firm this autumn.

Joshua Morley, Jasmine Jackson and Joanne Derbyshire are the latest recruits at Rothera Sharp, which now has six members of staff completing their training contracts with the firm.

Joshua Morley, who will be completing his first seat in Commercial Property, graduated from Nottingham Trent University with a first class LLB degree and is currently completing his LLM degree.  Joshua has previously volunteered as a student legal adviser for Nottingham Law School’s Legal Advice Centre. Prior to accepting his training contract offer at Rothera Sharp he worked as a paralegal at another local firm in both its residential conveyancing and commercial property departments.

Joanne Derbyshire will be completing her first seat in Personal Injury at the Lace Market office. Joanne has previously worked for a law firm in Derby as a trainee paralegal in their personal injury department. She joined Rothera Sharp in September 2018 as a receptionist at the firm’s Beeston branch and progressed through the roles of legal secretary and family law legal assistant before starting her training contract this September.

Jasmine Jackson joined Rothera Sharp in June 2019 as a paralegal in the transport department. She will be undertaking her first seat in Family at the Lace Market office in October whilst studying for her LPC and LLM part-time. Jasmine graduated from Nottingham Trent University in 2017 with a first-class LLB degree whilst also undertaking a placement year in a national law firm. After graduating Jasmine spent 10 months in Nottinghamshire Police as a Graduate Police Investigative Officer and a further 10 months working within family law as a paralegal.

Rothera Sharp has also developed a Trainee Committee which is led by the firm’s current trainee solicitors Paige Regardsoe, Billy Shaw and Christina Peck to provide support and guidance to the latest recruits.

Rebecca Emeleus, Talent and Resourcing partner at Rothera Sharp said:

“We are delighted to welcome Joanne, Joshua and Jasmine to the firm. A number of our staff have joined us as trainee solicitors and progressed their career through the firm and we are passionate about nurturing the skills of our staff and providing them with the tools they need to grow.

“We want to recruit and retain the best people and I think potential candidates can see that not only are we committed to the needs of our clients but we are also dedicated to investing in future talent within the firm, helping our staff develop and find their individual strengths. These appointments represent the changes, growth and innovation the firm is entering in to and are symbolic of the times and the firm’s plans for its succession.”

Photo (L-R): Rebecca Emeleus, Joanne Derbyshire, Joshua Morley and Jasmine Jackson

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