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Trainee solicitors face mock trial

Trainee solicitors face mock trial

Thursday 18 January 2018

Trainee solicitors face mock trial

Thirteen trainee solicitors have spent the week on a course, before taking part in a mock trial as part of their training to become admitted as solicitors of the senior courts of England and Wales.

Ogier is one of only two Channel Islands firms to operate a training programme for qualification as an English solicitor. The training scheme is overseen by the Solicitors Regulation Authority and is open to trainees in both Guernsey and Jersey.

Partner Simon Dinning, Ogier's Global Head of Corporate and Commercial who leads the English solicitor training programme across the firm, said: "Like any operation in the professional services sector, law firms rely on recruiting, developing and retaining talented people, and the trainee solicitor programme has been a major part of our talent strategy for the last 13 years.

"It is fantastic to see our the scheme going from strength to strength with trainees having the opportunity to work side-by-side with lawyers at all levels of the firm who have 'graduated' through the programme.

"The litigation course represents a challenging week for the trainees but I know it is an opportunity that they have all embraced and taken a huge amount from."

The trainees currently on the course are: Natasha Aurakzai; Jessica Barnes; Jonathan Branch; Jamie Colquhoun; Eleanor Davies; Matthew Davies; Royan George; Tom Harbord; Vanessa Opoku; Marcela Tudose; Kiran Uppal; Charlotte Ward and Daniel Whalen.



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