Short Richardson Forth
Andrew Swan

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Newcastle law firm nominated for national training award

Newcastle-based law firm Short Richardson & Forth LLP has been nominated for a national top training award by Law Careers.Net. The firm has been short-listed in the ‘Best Trainer – Small Firm’ category for the training they provide to young aspiring lawyers setting out on their legal careers.

Law Careers.Net specialises in assisting graduates to find training contracts and pupillages.

Last year’s winner in this category was London firm Alan Edwards & Co. However, this year Short Richardson & Forth LLP is hopeful of bringing the award to Newcastle.

Partner Andrew Swan will be attending the award ceremony with the firm’s current trainee Alexandra Withers on the evening of 16 May 2013 at The Design Museum in London.

Miss Withers joined the firm in September 2011 following successful completion of her studies at Northumbria University. She is due to complete her training contract later this year and commented: “The training I have received at Short Richardson & Forth LLP has been fantastic. The firm has taken into account the areas of law in which I have a particular interest, and has offered me practical experience in those areas whilst providing an exceptional level of support. The firm has an excellent record of trainee retention on qualification, demonstrating their commitment to ensuring their trainees progress to become valued members of the team. I am looking
forward to qualifying into the firm’s litigation department later this year.”

Senior Partner and founding member David Richardson said: “We have always prided ourselves on providing excellent training to the young lawyers that join us. We appreciate how difficult it is to embark upon a legal career, so ensure that all trainees are well supervised and given the time and attention they deserve. We are delighted to have been nominated for this award and feel it reflects the efforts we make to nurture our trainees so they achieve their full potential.”

Short Richardson & Forth LLP expect to appoint another trainee once Miss Withers completes her training contract.

This was posted in Bdaily's Members' News section by Andrew Swan .

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