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Meet the Apprentices

We are excited to announce our participation in the government's apprenticeship scheme, which has made it possible for us to offer subsidised training to members of our Residential Conveyancing teams who do not have a professional legal qualification.

We launch the apprenticeship scheme today with 5 candidates who will each work towards expanding their knowledge and skills through the Conveyancing Academy’s Level 4 Conveyancing Technician qualification, a Council for Licensed Conveyancers (CLC) course.

Laura Maggs, one of our Residential Property partners and Head of Panel Conveyancing, is championing the scheme in the firm; “There’s a real shortage of conveyancing lawyers in the industry right now.  Many people don’t realise that you can have a really successful career in law without having to go to university.

There’s so many talented people out there who for one reason or another don’t enter the profession because they think they can’t afford the training and don’t realise that there is government funding available, which allows you to train as a specialist property lawyer by becoming a Licensed Conveyancer. It therefore seemed to me such a logical step to take advantage of this unique opportunity to bolster our firm and the industry with qualified property lawyers.”

The apprenticeship scheme launches today on Tuesday 4th May in conjunction with the Conveyancing Academy who are an established online training and apprenticeship provider. They are accredited and regulated by the Scottish Qualification Authority to provide CLC Conveyancing Diplomas, Apprenticeships and training courses.

We are proud to announce that our first candidates to join the apprenticeship scheme are Jimmy Wensley, Stephanie Bastien, Joe Matthews, Danni Tsigarides and Lisa Tantardini, who have already proven themselves to be excellent members of our property teams. They will work alongside our experienced property lawyers across our Crystal Palace, Bromley, Raynes Park and Blackfen offices, and take part in a structured programme of online training and assessments.

Laura is passionate about supporting people into the Property law industry because she herself was encouraged and mentored when first joining Amphlett Lissimore; “Through the encouragement of the partners at the time I not only qualified as a Licensed Conveyancer, but I was then invited to join the partnership in 2015, becoming the first partner in the firm who was not a Solicitor.  I’ve also gone on to sit on the board of the Society of Licensed Conveyancers, which represents the interests of Licenced Conveyancers by working collectively for the good of the society and the wider conveyancing profession. I hope that apprenticeships like this one will encourage more talent into the property industry.”

Our Managing Partner, Frank Lissimore said; “We are delighted to launch this apprenticeship programme at Amphlett Lissimore. We pride ourselves as a firm on supporting and empowering our team members to reach their full potential. Our participation in the scheme will allow us to further nurture some of the amazing talent we have in the firm.” 

We will be keeping you updated on the candidates’ progress over the next 12 months so keep an eye on our Blogs page to see what they are getting up to.

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