National law firm Shoosmiths is sealing its reputation as one of the best firms for graduate legal training after they were announced as nominees for two prestigious awards at the LawCareers.Net and Recruitment Awards.
This year, the firm is up for Best Trainer - National/Large Regional Firm, and Best Training Principal (large trainee intake), for which corporate partner Lynn Knight has been nominated. Shoosmiths has taken home the 'Best Trainer' trophy for the last three years and Lynn has been nominated for Best Training Principal on the last three occasions.
In recent years the firm - which scooped 'UK Law Firm of the Year' at The British Legal Awards 2015 - has won a cascade of graduate recruitment and training awards, including a 'Commendation for Diversity' by LawCareers.net (2015), 'Best Trainer' by LawCareers.net (2013, 2014 & 2015) and 'Best Graduate Employer' by Legal Week (2014), amongst other award wins and nominations.
Samantha Hope, Shoosmiths' graduate recruitment manager, commented: 'It's great to hear that we've been nominated for these awards once again. We always aim to give our trainees the best possible start to their legal careers and being acknowledged for that at this year's LCN Awards is a real honour.
'Our trainees regularly comment on how well trained and mentored they feel at Shoosmiths, which is the best praise to receive. But it's nice to earn recognition from these awards along the way too.'
Shoosmiths' partner, Lynn Knight, said: 'I take my role as training principal seriously. It's really important to provide a strong support network for our trainee solicitors as well as ensuring they fulfil the regulatory requirements of their training contracts, such as gaining a varied learning experience. I'm delighted to be recognised for what is a very enjoyable part of being a partner at Shoosmiths.'
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