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Warner Goodman welcomes four new Trainees

Sep 1, 2017

Offering opportunities to Trainee Solicitors has had an important role to play at Warner Goodman LLP for a number of years, and 2017 is no different as four new Trainees begin their Period of Recognised Training with the Hampshire law firm.

Danielle Chandler-Hesmondhalgh joined the Personal Injury team as a Claims Handler in May 2015, and will remain with the team for her first seat of her Period of Recognised Training.  She graduated from the University of Winchester in 2013, and in 2016 completed the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford.  Prior to this she was working for a law firm in Surrey as a Legal Assistant. 

Emilie Gas was born in Nîmes in the South of France, and in 2013 gained her degree in International and European Law at Panthéon-Sorbonne University in Paris, before earning her Graduate Diploma in Law at the University of Law in Guildford.  In 2017, Emilie completed her Legal Practice Course and Masters at the same University.  Emilie joined Warner Goodman in 2014, working with the Employment team based in Southampton.  Following her time here, she then went on to various legal work experience placements before returning to the firm in 2016, spending six months as a Paralegal in the Portsmouth based Commercial Property team.  Emilie joins the Peace of Mind team in Employment as her first seat as a Trainee Solicitor.

Tebo Sebitlo joined the Fareham Residential Conveyancing team in October 2015, working as a File Opener/Administration Assistant.  In February 2017, he was promoted to Conveyancing Assistant in the same team, and has now begun his Period of Recognised Training, with his first seat being in the Employment Litigation team based in Southampton.   Prior to working at Warner Goodman, Tebo completed his LLB with Business Management Degree at Southampton Solent University in 2012 before also completing the Legal Practice Course at the University of Law in Guildford in 2015.

Joe Taylor began his journey with Warner Goodman when he joined the Commercial Property team in Portsmouth as a Paralegal in April 2015, having previously worked in the Residential Property team of another local firm for nearly two years.  He completed his Law degree at the University of Portsmouth in 2014, subsequently obtaining a distinction on the Legal Practice Course in 2016.  Joe’s first seat as a Trainee Solicitor will be in the Private Client team based in Fareham.

Dan Thompson, Trainee Partner with the firm, commented on the new Trainee Solicitors, “This is an exciting time for the firm, as it is the first time in history that we have had seven Trainee Solicitors.  As well as these four, Chris Greep, Gina McCadden and Dan Coleman are half way through their two year period of training, and look forward to qualifying next September.  Retention of our Trainee Solicitors is exceptional with a high number of our current Partners and Associates starting their career with us as Trainees.”