A woman who spent time on work placement with Thursfields Solicitors seven years ago has joined its expanding Family team in Worcester as a Legal Assistant.
Abi Holden’s positive experience at Thursfields made it her first choice for a career after receiving a first class honours in Law from Aston University and passing a Bar Professional Training Course at The University of Law in Birmingham.
Although she has trained as a barrister and is due to be called to the Bar at Lincoln’s Inn this summer, Abi will now study the CILEx qualification to become a chartered legal executive.
She said: “I have decided to pursue the CILEx route into the legal sector as I wanted more client exposure and to be supported by such a successful and supportive team that exists at Thursfields.
I came across Thursfields back in September 2012 when completing a work experience placement, and I left impressed with the company’s high standard of professionalism and client care.
This was my first encounter with family law and it fuelled my aspirations to become a family lawyer as I wanted to make a difference to people’s lives when going through a difficult time.”
Abi added: “I considered Thursfields an extremely attractive employer due to its excellent reputation and the awards its family department has won, such as Family Law Firm of the Year 2018.”
Shane Miller, Director of the Family team at Thursfields, said: “We’re delighted to welcome Abi back to Thursfields, nearly seven years after we first met her.
She made an impression when she was on work experience and it’s fantastic to see how well she went on to perform in her legal studies.
We’re confident she will make a great team member here in Worcester and I personally look forward to watching how her career continues to grow with us.”