Russell-Cooke has congratulated four newly qualified solicitors on being given permanent positions with the firm, following the successful completion of their two year training contracts. All of the March qualifiers have chosen to stay with the firm and have been given a role.

Susannah Foden and Georgia Haughney have both qualified into the trust and estates disputes team, Patrick Kershaw has qualified into the property litigation team and Katie O'Kelly has qualified into the family team.

The firm has also welcomed two new trainees who started on 2 March. The firm takes on around 10 trainees per year, the majority of whom start in September.

The following new trainees have started this week:

  • Caroline Brosnan in property litigation in Bedford Row
  • Jack Rogers in real estate in Putney

The training contract at Russell-Cooke consists of four seats of six months each. Depending on those seats, trainees may rotate around the firm's offices in Putney, Bedford Row and Kingston upon Thames. Each trainee will work in at least two offices over the course of their training contract.

Training partner Alison Regan said: "It is always good to see the trainees develop their skills and confidence over the course of their training contract and then to see them flourish in their new roles as associates. As a former Russell-Cooke trainee myself, I believe the training we provide here is pretty unique. Our hugely varied practice, diverse client base, strong international element and the small number of trainees provides plenty of interesting opportunities for the right candidates, and ensures the future of the firm is in safe hands."