Jonathan Wall of Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors

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Enthusiastic graduate on track for dream legal career

An ambitious law graduate has joined Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors’ commercial law team as a paralegal, hoping the position will put him on the right track for his dream career.

Jonathan Wall, from Spennymoor, has joined Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors’ commercial department as a paralegal, working initially within its commercial property team. He graduated from his Legal Practice Course at Liverpool John Moores University in 2011, and has since been working for ESH Group, the Bowburn-based construction firm.

He said: “Tilly Bailey & Irvine’s commercial team are not only impressively knowledgeable and experienced, but also extremely friendly and welcoming, and I am delighted to join the team.

“As there are fewer solicitors’ training posts available in the current economic climate, my aim is to progress from paralegal to a training role and from there to fully qualified commercial solicitor. Joining Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors is the first step towards my planned career.”

Martin Levinson, partner with Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors, added: “Jonathan’s application was impressive, and was matched by his enthusiasm. Whilst we have no training roles immediately available, we were keen to bring him in as a paralegal, and we are confident he will be taking up a training contract in the future.

“The current economic position means that law firms across the country are unable to offer the numbers of training contracts they might have previously, so graduates are required to be more resourceful. Jonathan has used the time since his graduation, working with the ESH Group, to gain a strong commercial background and complementary skills which will benefit him greatly in his future legal career.”

Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors is the Tees Valley’s largest full service law firm with offices in Wynyard Park, Stockton on Tees, Hartlepool and Barnard Castle. It has a multi-disciplinary business law team, based at Wynyard Park, offering expertise in fields including commercial property, mergers acquisitions and disposals, intellectual property, employment and dispute resolution. For further advice, contact Tilly Bailey & Irvine Solicitors on 01740 646000.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Emma Hignett, i2i Business Solutions .

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