Russell-Cooke is delighted to announce that our January 2021 trainee cohort have all qualified with the firm and taken up their new positions following the successful completion of their training contract.
On the commercial side of the practice Eleanor Firth qualifies into dispute resolution, Lucy Saunders takes up her new role in the firm’s property litigation team and Lucy Hunter-Jones qualifies into professional regulation.
Adam Bainbridge starts as a new associate in the firm’s private client team, Lucy Gledhill-Flynn qualifies into the children and education team and Sophie Connolly qualifies into the personal injury and clinical negligence team.
Graduate recruitment partner Rebecca Fisher said: “This cohort of NQs started their training contracts with us in January 2021, in the middle of lockdown, and spent their first few months working remotely. It was an incredibly disrupted time but they all rolled up their sleeves and got on with the job with enthusiasm, flexibility and professionalism. Everyone at Russell-Cooke is committed to our trainee cohort and our 100% retention rate is testament to that. It is a real pleasure to see Adam, Lucy, Sophie, Lucy, Ellie and Lucy embark on the next stage of their career and I wish them every success.”
Eleanor Firth read history at the University of St Andrews. She completed the Master of Arts in Law at the University of Law and achieved a distinction in the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at Leeds Beckett University.
Lucy Saunders read history at the University of Exeter. Prior to joining Russell-Cooke, Lucy received a distinction in the Graduate Diploma in Law and the LPC at the University of Law in London.
Adam Bainbridge read Law with Legal Studies in Europe (Spain) at Jesus College, Oxford. Before starting his training contract Adam achieved a distinction in the LPC at University of Northumbria.
Lucy Gledhill-Flynn read English literature at the University of Cambridge before undertaking the LPC and gaining a Masters in Law and Legal Practice at distinction level.
Lucy Hunter-Jones read politics at Edinburgh University, and achieved distinctions in both the Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC with a Master of Laws before joining the firm.
Sophie Connolly read English literature at Durham University. Prior to joining Russell-Cooke Sophie achieved distinctions in the Graduate Diploma in Law and LPC.
Russell-Cooke’s training contract consists of four seats (six months each), spread across at least two of the firm’s three offices.
The firm takes on 10-12 trainees each year and runs two one-week vacation schemes each spring. The deadline for applications for the 2025 training contract and spring 2023 vacation scheme is 17 February 2023 and applications can be made via our trainee application portal.