This week Russell-Cooke has congratulated three newly qualified solicitors who have successfully completed their training contracts, and has at the same time welcomed to the firm the latest cohort of trainee solicitors.

Emily MacDonald has qualified into the corporate and commercial team in the firm's Putney headquarters. Lauren Cormack has qualified into the commercial litigation and regulation team also based in the Putney office. Harriet Collins has qualified into the family team in our Bedford Row office.

They join the firm's March 2019 qualifiers, both based in Putney. Zaid Dadah is now an associate in the insolvency team. Jannine Jenkins is now an associate with the employment team.

The following new trainees have started this week:

  • Harriet Ballard in property litigation in Putney
  • Katherine Chambers in PI and clinical negligence in Putney
  • Jonathan Gorman in PI and clinical negligence in Putney
  • Emily Joss in property litigation in Bedford Row
  • Eleanor Miles in real estate in Bedford Row
  • Edward Patton in real estate in Bedford Row

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: "We are delighted to welcome our new trainees and to see the September qualifiers settling into their new roles as associates. We believe the training contract at Russell-Cooke is one of the broadest and most varied available in London, providing top quality experience with the opportunity to work for commercial organisations, charities and social businesses and private individuals ranging from high net worth to legally aided individuals. This is a great strength of the firm and helps to create skilled, empathetic and lateral-thinking lawyers."