Jonathan Thornton, Managing Partner of Russell-Cooke and head of the corporate & commercial team, has been awarded Best Training Principal (small trainee intake) at the LawCareers.Net Training & Recruitment Awards 2015.

From over 2,000 individual surveys of trainees and first-year newly qualified solicitors, assessments of recruitment processes, training offered and quality of work placements, Russell-Cooke is recognised for offering recruits the best possible start to their legal careers.

Jonathan comments on his win, "I'm surprised and very honoured to receive this award. I've enjoyed hugely being training principal at Russell-Cooke and it's been a pleasure and a privilege to bring so many able and talented trainees into the firm. Russell-Cooke offers a fantastic training experience and asks a lot of its trainees in return. Almost without exception they respond with great enthusiasm, ability and commitment. I am grateful to all those who mentioned me and it is a particular pleasure that Alison Regan, who I recruited as a trainee back in 1999 and who is now a partner in the firm, has taken the training principal role on from me. I know the trainees will be in good hands."

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