Congratulations to Rebecca Wharton who officially qualifies as a solicitor today!
A thrilled Rebecca says she has wanted to be a solicitor for as long as she can remember and has really enjoyed studying law.
It’s been a long road for Rebecca, who studied for her law degree at the University of Birmingham for 3 years before studying for a further year to gain her Legal Practice Certificate.
She then began her work experience, which included working for a firm in Sheffield handling new medical negligence claims, then a further two and half years working as a paralegal with a firm in Leeds. The final leg of her training journey was her two-year training contract with Atherton Godfrey, where she worked alongside medical negligence experts for the final part of her training.
Diane Parker, head of personal injury and the firm’s training principal, commented: “We are delighted that Rebecca has now taken up a role in our medical negligence department, where she will use her experience to help clients who need to pursue medical negligence claims.
As a leading law firm, we put great emphasis on training our staff. We have a rolling two-year training programme where we recruit up to two trainee solicitors each year. In addition, we offer training for chartered legal executives and also, unusually for law firms, we offer legal apprenticeships as an alternative route into law.”