Facebook - Birmingham Business Twitter - Birmingham Business Instagram - Birmingham Business
https://www.lokiwine.co.uk https://bruntwood.co.uk/our-locations/birmingham/innovation-birmingham/

Placements for law degree students

Two law degree students will spend a day a week working at Thursfields Solicitors for two years in a new scholarship programme with Aston Law School.

Walid Hakem and Valerie Achebe are the first students to win places on the programme, which was designed to widen access from students from black, Asian and minority ethnic (BAME) communities or from low socio-economic backgrounds.

Jade Linton, an associate director in the employment law department at Thursfields, is championing the scholarships which will be based at the firm’s Solihull and Birmingham offices.

Ms Linton said: “We are excited to be offering these scholarships to Walid and Valerie as part of our plans to identify and develop students who may consider Thursfields an employer of choice after their studies.

“The scholarships will be awarded to students who have demonstrated exceptional ability in relation to their academic performance, diligence and commitment to their own professional and personal development. 

“We are committed to finding and working alongside talented law students, providing insight into the world of work in the provision of legal services. This programme will give two law students a real opening at Thursfields and a chance to show both their developing skills and their aptitude to learn more."

Ms Linton explained that the scholarships will be for up to 7.25 hours a week, with the actual dates arranged to suit each student’s degree timetables in their second and third years.

She added: “The scholarships seek to address under-representation in law firms and the low attrition rates of lawyers from BAME groups, as well as those from lower social economic backgrounds. There should be no bar to ambition and the legal system should reflect the diverse communities we serve and do business with.”

Daniel Cash, a lecturer at Aston Law School, said: “We are delighted to have secured this partnership with Thursfields who have worked with us diligently to develop a distinctive initiative to provide Walid and Valerie with a progressive and impactful opportunity.

“Having worked with Jade and her colleagues before as a school, I was sure that this opportunity would develop into something really positive for our students, and Thursfields have certainly delivered."

Pictured: Walid Hakem, Jade Linton and Valerie Achebe

https://www.shropshirebiz.com

Law firm strengthens healthcare team

Specialist joins Birmingham office

26th November 2020

Staff get support with legal issues

Law firm offers free workshops for companies

27th August 2019

Solicitors support business expo

Legal experts will take part in first Solihull event

4th March 2019

Thursfields unveils new leadership team

Key changes designed to continue firm's growth strategy

17th September 2020

Employers should tread carefully over Covid 19 jab

Firms warned that not all staff will want the vaccine

22nd January 2021

National focus spurs record employment at law firm

Additional staff appointed and new regional office launched

11th July 2019

Manjinder Singh Kang

Director and Solicitor, Kang & Co Solicitors

12th April 2019

Three new partners named at law firm

Appointments made as practice prepares for further growth

13th May 2019

Richard Wrigley

Head of office, Shakespeare Martineau

17th July 2020

HR and employment expert gets top listing

Birmingham lawyer is recognised as "leading light"

9th September 2020

Regional talent celebrated online

Legal community hosts virtual awards ceremony

23rd April 2021

Talbots receive top workplace ranking

Law firm named as the best to work for in the Black Country

10th June 2020

Pioneering technology lawyer joins city firm

Mills & Reeve shakes up market

7th May 2020

Law firm appoints new city office head

Award-winning education and real estate expert will lead the team

19th May 2021

Charities receive boost from legacies

Research shows strong rise in income for good causes

15th April 2019