Paralegal at Mortons qualifies as solicitor
A paralegal has qualified as a solicitor, after being offered a training contract by national law firm, Mortons Solicitors.
Nicola Sharp was admitted as a Solicitor of the Senior Courts of England and Wales in December 2018 and was admitted to the Roll of Solicitors after almost three years with the firm.
She joined Mortons in April 2016 after accepting a paralegal job with the firm and was offered a training contract in 2017. She had graduated with a law degree from the University of Sunderland and then took the LPC at Northumbria University.
A spokesperson for Mortons Solicitors said:
“Nicola continued to flourish as a Trainee – and was recently awarded the William Arthur Hutton Prize for 2018, which recognises excellence in Trainee Solicitors within the Tees Valley Law Society and Sunderland Law Society areas.
“Nicola is now looking forward to the next chapter in her career with Mortons, who have offered her a full-time position as a Solicitor in their Conveyancing Department.
“She would like to say a huge thank you to everyone at Mortons for their continued help and support throughout her time at the firm so far.”
The firm has also announced that the Mortons Law Prize 2018 Winner is Tasha Polley. The award is given for outstanding achievement in law. Ms Polley – from Ballywalter in County Down – graduated from the University of Sunderland with a First Class degree.
She said that she had dreamed of a career in law after spending her work experience alongside a barrister in Northern Ireland as a teenager – although winning the Mortons Law Prize 2018 “came as a huge surprise”.
“It shows that hard work does pay off – and has definitely confirmed that I made the right choice in choosing to study my degree in Sunderland,” she added.
Mortons said that it was continuing to grow its legal staff – including its highly
respected and busy Family & Child Law team.
The firm added that it prides itself on having a “strong family team” which deals with a wide range of issues, including divorce, financial issues, child arrangements and care proceedings for both privately funded and Legal Aid clients.
Mortons has offices in Sunderland and Stockport in northern England and Dunstable in the south. The firm also offers legal services in criminal defence, including sexual offences and motoring offences, as well as property law.
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