Eight new legal apprentices have joined Lyons Davidson in September 2016. This is the largest intake for the firm, which has been welcoming apprentices since 2013. All are following CILEx Law School’s Trailblazer Paralegal Apprenticeship in Civil Litigation.
The apprentices are based in the firm’s Bristol Claimant Personal Injury Motor, Claimant Non-Motor and Property Insurance Litigation departments; their Leeds Claimant Personal Injury and Recoveries departments and the Plymouth Claimant Personal Injury team.
Divisional Manager Katherine Howells-Price, who was involved in the setting up of apprenticeships and spoke in the House of Lords in favour of diversification of ways into the law, said: “We believe strongly in widening access to the profession: it helps us build a stronger workforce, as well as bringing benefits for those who develop their career through this route. This is why we’ve been involved in legal apprenticeships since their inception, and have invested in helping to build the national infrastructure. I am excited about working with our new apprentices in the coming year and beyond and wish them every success in their futures with us.”
The training is being delivered by CILEx Law School, who have also been the apprenticeship provider for the previous two intakes.
Jenny Pelling, CILEx Law School’s Director of Business and Apprenticeships, said: “It’s fantastic to see a new cohort start at Lyons Davidson, their third and largest to date. The firm is inspirational in its approach to apprenticeship delivery and this is an excellent opportunity for these new starters. Congratulations to them, we look forward to working with them and continuing our relationship with Lyons Davidson.”