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Five Former Franklin Students Join Wilkin Chapman’s Ranks

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Five former Franklin students are among the latest addition of trainee solicitors at Wilkin Chapman, the largest law firm in Lincolnshire and East Yorkshire.

We enjoy a close relationship with Wilkin Chapman and are delighted that half of their recent ten trainee solicitors studied at Franklin. The former students are: Chloe Beckett, Harriet Costello, Lauren Brighton, Molly Hodges, and Alexandra Vilbergsdottir.

Andrew Lockwood, Law course tutor and head of Social Sciences at Franklin, said: “It is fantastic to see former Franklin students making their way within the legal field at local firms such as Wilkin Chapman. It is a pleasure to see the relationship we have with Wilkin Chapman resulting in these opportunities for young people we have supported to gain such a positive destination.”

That’s not the only Franklin connection! As well as being a former student himself, Wilkin Chapman Partner Josh Briggs recently took on the mantle of our Link Skills Governor. In this role, he bridges the gap between the firm and our college, ensuring our students have the best opportunities to develop their skills.

What’s next?

The trainees will now embark on the firm’s two-year training programme, providing them with hands-on experience across various legal areas through four six-month placements within the firm.

They’ll not only receive training alongside experienced lawyers but also attend relevant courses funded by the firm. This means they’ll gain key experience in various legal departments from corporate and commercial law, to disputes, family and wills & estates.

"At Wilkin Chapman, we believe that investing in the next generation of legal professionals is crucial for the future success of our firm,” said Lisa Boileau, head of the private client division at Wilkin Chapman.

“We have a long history of producing exceptionally well-trained and very able lawyers."

We can't wait to see what these talented individuals will achieve in the future!