Young Solicitor Progresses Her Career with Timms Solicitors

Young Solicitor Progresses Her Career with Timms Solicitors

A newly-qualified solicitor, who has trained with Timms Solicitors, has been rewarded with a permanent position in the firm’s Family Law team.

University of Derby graduate Leonnie Watson joined Timms in an administrative role to support the Family Law team in 2018 and went onto complete the Legal Practice course at Nottingham Trent University whilst working at Timms.

She was then promoted to the role of Paralegal in the Family team based in Burton-on-Trent and was awarded a training contract with the firm two years ago – working with the Family, Wills and Probate and Conveyancing teams.

Having qualified as a Solicitor, she has joined the Family Law team on a permanent contract working alongside Adrian Rose and Jessica Barnett.  Leonnie will be based in the Swadlincote office helping clients with divorce, separation, children and financial matters.

Leonnie said: “I am delighted to have qualified and been offered a permanent position with Timms who have put their faith in me and supported me through my academic studies since the day I joined the team.

“It has been a privilege to gain experience with colleagues in other departments throughout my training and I know that my passion is in the area of Family Law.”

Timms Managing Partner Fiona Moffat added: “Leonnie has shown a real commitment and passion for both the profession and her studies.  She is committed to client care and genuinely wants to help people.

“We have always been committed to developing young people into the profession and then supporting them into management roles through such routes as training contracts and our innovative Pathway Programmes.

“Leonnie is the perfect example of how training contracts benefit both the individual and the employer.  They enable both parties to ensure that a firm is the right fit for the individual and support undergraduates whilst they confirm the area of law that most inspires them.”

Picture shows, from left: Jessica Barnett, Adrian Rose, Leonnie Watson and Fiona Moffat.

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