Horwich Farrelly has offered 13 trainee solicitors full-time contracts following their successful qualification.
The new roles will be based at the specialist insurance firm’s Manchester head office across the counter fraud, defendant services, costs and credit hire teams.
As part of its commitment to growing its own staff, the firm is one of the only practices operating in the insurance sector to exclusively offer training contracts to existing employees.
Donna Deakin (pictured, seated, right) is among the latest cohort of qualified solicitors, who joined the firm on a summer internship in 2013. She said: “Since being offered a training contract at Horwich Farrelly, I have been entrusted with providing support to new members of the team and also sourcing news and results to produce monthly updates for clients. The whole experience has given me the confidence to develop and grow within the firm and offers the support I need to build my career.”
Rob Barrett, the managing partner at Horwich Farrelly, said: “We are committed to nurturing talent within the firm, helping us to meet the needs of our clients. Our training approach means we can play a real role in cultivating the next generation of solicitors and legal professionals, giving opportunities to people who may not have considered taking the traditional route into a legal career.
“These trainees have now become qualified solicitors due to their hard work and commitment and we look forward to supporting them as they develop their careers at Horwich Farrelly.”