LA congratulates its newly qualified solicitors. Samantha Edwards, Alice Straight, Chelsea Feeney, Mollie Harris, Brooke Manning and Kirsten Adamson have all completed their training contracts.

Samantha, Alice, Chelsea and Mollie will be based in LA’s Bournemouth office within the Family, Commercial, Employment and Private Client teams, with Brooke and Kirsten located in the Southampton office working within the Personal Injury and Real Estate teams.

Alice Straight comments, “I have learnt so much during my training contract and am really looking forward to working alongside colleagues in the commercial group.”

Chelsea Feeney has also said, “I am grateful to have trained with Lester Aldridge, as I know I have learnt the skills necessary to ensure I can provide clients with commercial advice and great service. I am very excited for my future career at Lester Aldridge within the employment team.”

Matthew Barrow, the Managing Partner at the Dorset law firm, has stated, “LA is proud of our graduating trainees and pleased to welcome them as qualified solicitors. They will all be key members of our growing teams.”

At Lester Aldridge, graduate training contracts consist of four six-month seats in a variety of contentious and non-contentious teams. The trainees are given the chance to work with high-profile commercial clients, high net-worth private clients and exceptional lawyers; whilst continuing to develop their knowledge and confidence.

LA has consistently received excellent reviews in the Chambers Student Guide and The Lex 100, which offer independent, unbiased insight into the UK’s premier law firms, based on in-depth interviews with hundreds of trainees.

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Photo (left to right): Samantha Edwards, Alice Straight, Chelsea Feeney, Kirsten Adamson, Mollie Harris, Brooke Manning