Timms Reinforce Commitment To Professional Development
Timms solicitors, which have offices in Derby, Burton, Ashby and Swadlincote, have further strengthened their commitment to developing young talent by awarding a training contract to a University of Derby Law graduate.
Leonnie Watson joined Timms in an administrative role to support the Family Law team in 2018 and went onto complete a part time Legal Practice course at Nottingham Trent University. She was then promoted to the role of Paralegal and now, under the training contract, is due to qualify as a solicitor in December 2022.
Leonnie said: “I am extremely grateful and lucky to be given this opportunity at Timms who have put their faith in me and supported me through my academic studies since the day I joined the team.
“I am very much looking forward to working with my colleagues in other departments as I go through my training. I consider it a privilege to be learning from the talented lawyers at Timms.”
Timms Managing Partner Fiona Moffat said: “Training contracts are beneficial for both the individual and the employer. They enable both parties to ensure that a firm is the right fit for the individual and supports undergraduates whilst they confirm the area of law that most inspires them.
“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 Programme.
“Leonnie has shown a real commitment and passion for both the profession and her studies and we look forward to seeing her achieve her full potential in her journey to qualifying as a solicitor – and beyond.
“I am particularly delighted that Leonnie has joined us from the University of Derby with whom we have strong links and this appointment reinforces our reputation as a firm for serving and supporting our local communities.”