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Debenhams Ottaway celebrates the qualification of two lawyers, Olivia Harris and Jessica Kavanagh, and welcomes four new trainees, highlighting our commitment to developing the next generation of lawyers.

Olivia, who qualifies into our Wills, trusts and probate team, started at Debenhams Ottaway as a legal assistant in 2018 and Jessica, who joins our litigation team, began her career with the firm as a trainee in 2020.

New trainees Cameron Tinkler, Zoe Daniels and Jonathan Holgate join Jenny Dodds, who started at Debenhams Ottaway as a legal assistant, and our existing trainees, Emma Richardson, Nazmin Chowdhury and Daniel Tominey, who will all qualify next year.

Developing our talent at grassroots level is the secret to our success. Over a third of our lawyers trained with the firm and 40% of the current partnership started their journey as trainee lawyers with Debenhams Ottaway, demonstrating our commitment to internal progression and development.

Training Principal and Managing Partner, Susan Glenholme comments, “It is great to see so many of our trainees flourish and qualify as solicitors. We are proud of our training programme and the energy and efforts put into developing the next generation of lawyers. We give our trainees the best start to their careers and offer ongoing support throughout their training contract and beyond. They are equipped with the knowledge they need to become successful, progress through our career path and provide excellent service to our clients.”

Well done to our newly qualified lawyers and welcome to our new trainees – we hope you enjoy your journey with us.

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