Osborne Clarke retains 100 per cent of spring qualifiers

We’re proud to announce that we have retained 100 per cent of our seven fantastic spring qualifiers, who will be spread across our three UK offices.

Ray Berg, our Managing Partner, congratulates all of the qualifiers, telling us:

“It’s fantastic to see such talent joining the ranks, and I’m really proud that all of our trainees will be staying here at Osborne Clarke. Our business relies on our people and I look forward to working with these seven brilliant lawyers in the future.”

Partner Catherine Wolfenden, Training Principal at Osborne Clarke, said:

“We’ve always prided ourselves on our trainee programme; trainees are given real responsibilities and independence from day one with regular Partner support. We re-evaluate and test their technical knowledge through our award-winning Q3D programme. That way, we’re ensuring they can confidently enter this new stage of their careers and build from the best platform possible.”

Now presenting… Osborne Clarke’s newly qualified lawyers!

Joining the corporate team in London:

McGinn-TomTom McGinn

Age: 27 (as of last week!)

Where are you from?  Washington D.C. / Frankfurt, Germany

Where did you study? I did a dual English law / German law degree between the University of Exeter and Saarland University (in Germany)

Did you study law or do a conversion course? Studied Law

What made you decide to become a lawyer? The opportunity to help clients grow and form lasting relationships in the process.  I’d also add that Jerry Maguire was a major influence.

Mohan-KritikaKritika Mohan

Age: 25

Where are you from? Bristol

Where did you study? The London School of Economics and Political Science

Did you study law or do a conversion course? I did the conversion course – my undergraduate degree was in Government and Economics

What made you decide to become a lawyer? I had always been drawn to working in the City and started to consider a career in law after attending a few law fairs and completing some vacation schemes whilst at university. The role of a solicitor (particularly in a transactional context) really appealed to me as I thought it would offer a chance to get involved with a real variety of work that was intellectually stimulating and yet commercially driven; an analysis that has only been confirmed by my experiences during my training contract.

Joining the commercial team in London:

Heatley-JamieJamie Heatly

Age: 31

Where are you from? Hereford

Where did you study? I did a degree in Philosophy and a Masters in Cinema Studies at the University of Bristol

Did you study law or do a conversion course? Conversion course at the College of Law

What made you decide to become a lawyer? I chose to convert to law from a short career in film distribution through a desire to continue working closely with digital media and technology businesses, while also putting to use the analytical abilities I developed during my academic training. Furthermore, I was attracted by the prospect of a career which dealt with a constantly evolving subject-matter, required entrepreneurial ambition and operated within a professional structure.

Joining the corporate team in Bristol:

gait-jonnyJonny Gait

Age: 29

Where are you from? The Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire

Where did you study? Cardiff University

Did you study law or do a conversion course? A conversion course (Graduate Diploma in Law at The University of Law)

What made you decide to become a lawyer? My previous experience working in business development made me realise how much I enjoyed working for clients and in a commercial setting.  However, I wanted a career that not only offered this but also challenged me and allowed me to work more closely on a strategic level with clients, to really understand their businesses and industries; qualifying as a lawyer provides this.

morris-ashleyAshley Morris

Age: 27

Where are you from? Herefordshire

Where did you study? Swansea University

Did you study law or do a conversion course? Law

What made you decide to become a lawyer? Being a lawyer provides a problem solving career where I will be intellectually stretched.

cupit-becky

Becky Cupit, who will also be Bristol-based, will be working with the commercial litigation team.

Age: 25

Where are you from? Lincolnshire

Where did you study? University of Cambridge

Did you study law or do a conversion course? Law (with a year abroad studying German law)

What made you decide to become a lawyer? Following my degree, I wanted a career that would allow me to put my legal knowledge into practice and apply the skills that I had learnt within a commercial context.   I really enjoy working with others and a career as a lawyer seemed the obvious choice as it allowed me to work as part of a team to find innovative solutions to complex legal issues.

Henderson-LauraLaura Hanley, based in the Thames Valley office, will be joining the banking team.

Age: 28

Where are you from? Reading, Berkshire

Where did you study? Bournemouth University (LLB) and the College of Law (now University of Law), Moorgate campus (LPC).

Did you study law or do a conversion course? Studied law at undergraduate level.

What made you decide to become a lawyer? I wanted a challenging and rewarding career and liked the idea of solving problems through interpretation and analysis. I wanted a career that would allow me to work with businesses all over the world, in different sectors and industries and of different sizes, from start-ups and SMEs to global organisations.

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