New starters at Sheffield legal firm

Taylor & Emmet's human resources manager, Sharna Poxon (centre back), with trainee solicitors (back row left to right) Caroline Thomas and Naz Shabir (front row left to right), Liz Alderson, Katherine Lee and Corinna Lincoln.
Taylor & Emmet's human resources manager, Sharna Poxon (centre back), with trainee solicitors (back row left to right) Caroline Thomas and Naz Shabir (front row left to right), Liz Alderson, Katherine Lee and Corinna Lincoln.
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A Sheffield law firm is launching the careers of two fledgling solicitors and is in the process of recruiting a third.

The appointments will swell the current crop of trainees at Taylor & Emmet LLP to six.

Liz Alderson was awarded a contract on April 1 to become a residential conveyancing solicitor. She has worked for the firm since 2013 and is due to qualify in just 18 months, having spent three years in family law at her previous employer.

Katherine Lee is training with the firm’s employment department and will spend time with the corporate and commercial team before intending to qualify in 2017. She worked previously at DLA Piper in Sheffield as an anti-money laundering assistant, making sure its offices across the world complied with the latest legislation.

A new trainee will join the company’s commercial property team in June,

This recent intake increases the firm’s investment in young talent to levels not seen since 2008.

Sharna Poxon, human resources manager at Taylor & Emmet, said: “Training contracts are an excellent way to develop the firm organically, creating solicitors with skills and values that are in keeping with our culture and ethos.”

The new additions join existing trainees, Caroline Thomas and Corinna Lincoln, who are both due to qualify later this year.

Naz Shabir is being trained up in various business disciplines, with a view to specialising in commercial litigation.