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Placement students among seven new faces at Frettens following summer spree

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Placement students among seven new faces at Frettens following summer spree

After the arrival of Rhiannon Stevinson and Teresa Francis in May and June respectively, Frettens brought in a combined seven new people in July and August.

Of those seven new starters, two have taken on roles as students as part of the firm’s placement programme.

Placement Students

Those students are Anisah Alamm and Abigail Harvey, who started at Frettens in August in our Company & Commercial and Commercial Property teams respectively.

They join as part of our one-year Placement Programme, which provides law students with the opportunity to gain practical experience in the legal world in between their studies.

As part of the programme, students are given the chance to take on a variety of work, potentially in multiple legal departments, to supply them with a great grounding for all areas of law.

Read what its like to take a placement year at Frettens here, and the type of work involved here.

The other new faces

Back in July, Olivia La Masurier joined the firm as an Associate in our Family Law team. You can read our coverage of Olivia’s arrival in our other article here.

In addition to Olivia, we had four others start with us in July. Two of which were Nathan Watson (left), Paralegal in our Residential Conveyancing team, and Lauryn Ellis, Wills & Tax Secretary (centre left).

Lastly, Alexander Tuffin (centre right) and Myles Hudson (right) both joined our IT department as support assistants.

Matthew Fretten on ‘a host of new people’

Matthew Fretten, Managing Partner, said: “At Frettens, people are at the heart of everything we do, and recruitment has always been crucial to our success.

This latest round of new starters not only moves us another step closer to meeting our long-term recruitment goals, but also cements us as a genuine alternative to our regional competitors; and a firm with real pull.

Personally, I’m looking forward to seeing the positive impact that the new faces have both within their departments and on the firm as a whole. When Frettens thrive, so do its staff.”

Marketing Director Lewis Barr on the placement programme

Lewis Barr, Marketing Director, says: “The firm has seen a real shift in focus in the last couple of years towards the next generation of lawyers. Our Placement Programme, Graduate Scheme and BCP Young Professionals events are all great examples of this shift.

We believe that investing in this new generation is crucial to our continued success, growth and longevity; so it’s fantastic to not only secure two placement students for the coming year, but also a host of promising staff members.

And there’s still plenty opportunity for more expansion and recruitment in the coming months!”

Our new starters talk about Frettens

Family Associate Olivia La Masurier said: “I’ve received the warmest of welcomes not only from the very talented family team, but from everyone here.  It’s clear to see why the firm has the reputation it does and I’m excited to be part of such a dynamic and progressive team.”

Lauryn Ellis, Wills & Tax Secretary, said: “I’ve really enjoyed my first month at Frettens, everyone has been so welcoming, helpful and happy to answer any questions I’ve had. The Wills & Tax team in particular have done everything they can to help me settle in.

If the welcome I’ve received here is anything to go by, I’m really looking forward to my future at Frettens.”

Careers at Frettens

We are in the midst of an exciting period of growth at Frettens and are looking for bright, ambitious people to join us and help achieve our ambitions.

You can see what it is like to work with us and check out all of our current vacancies in our careers section.

If a job for you isn’t listed but you like the sound of what we’re doing, don’t hesitate to get in touch for a chat. We are always looking for great people to share in our success.

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