Leading Black Country law firm Higgs & Sons has boosted its numbers by taking on six new trainees.
Hannah Bollard, Sarah Bryan, Natalie Marsden, Mike Wong, Patrick O’Connor and Iyanu Onalaja are the latest recruits to what is regarded as one of the leading training programmes in the region.
More than half of the firm’s existing partners were trained ‘in-house’.
HR director at Higgs, Joanna Parker, said: “As we continue to grow and develop as a firm, our trainee programme is instrumental in our determination to deliver a combination of the very best legal services and client care.
“We welcome Mike, Hannah, Sarah, Iyanu, Patrick and Natalie as they begin their careers with us and I look forward to seeing how they develop as professionals.”
Hannah joins having worked previously at Berussi and Co Solicitors and at Asda, while Sarah was previously a Paralegal at HCB Solicitors. She studied at the University of Birmingham and completed her LPC at the University of Law in 2012.
Natalie was formerly at the charity ‘LawWorks’, having completed her Law degree in 2008. In the intervening years she worked in a number of roles, from waitress to Paralegal with some travel to South America in between.
Mike’s previous places of work include Howes Percival, Swarovski and Tucker’s. He completed his law degree at the University of Manchester in 2012 followed by the LPC, completing his LPC in June this year.
Iyanu joins Higgs having also completed her LPC in 2014. As a student, Iyanu gained experience at Pinsent Masons, Lodders and Williamson and Soden Solicitors.
Higgs & Sons is headquartered at the Waterfront Business Park in Brierley Hill where it employs more than 200 people with 100 plus specialist lawyers available to support clients.