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Top Scoring Sara Earns Training Contract

Top Scoring Sara Earns Training Contract

Law firm Burnetts welcomes a new trainee solicitor to the Cumbria practice this month with the arrival of former QEGs student Sara Worsick. 

Law firm Burnetts welcomes a new trainee solicitor to the practice this month with the arrival of former QEGs student Sara Worsick. 

Sara (22) lives near Calthwaite, Penrith and went to Queen Elizabeth Grammar School in Penrith, before studying Law at Newcastle University and completing (with Distinction) her Legal Practice Course at Northumbria University. 

As a trainee solicitor, Sara will work in four different areas of Burnetts over a two year period whilst attending Northumbria University to complete her Professional Skills Course. She aims to qualify as a solicitor in July 2016. 

Throughout her studies, Sara worked part-time at Park Foot Caravan Park at Pooley Bridge as well as managing to maintain her programme of sporting activities including squash, hockey, crossfit, cricket and water-skiing. She has also been a regular on Burnetts’ work experience programme since the age of 16. 

Sara said, “My first seat is within dispute resolution which is a very interesting place to start since disputes can cover such a wide range – everything from libel to debt recovery. It is very difficult to find training contracts nowadays so I am really pleased to be at Burnetts and so close to home : many of the people I studied with either have no contract or have had to move away.”

Tom Leach, Managing Partner - Operations at Burnetts said, “Sara was one of more than 100 applicants for this year’s intake of trainee solicitors. As well as showing a commitment to Burnetts over a long period, she was the top scorer in our aptitude test and her volunteer work with LegaCare (a charity offering free legal advice to the terminally ill) really made her stand out from other candidates.” 

The training of solicitors is regulated by the Solicitors Regulatory Authority. Burnetts is an Authorised Training Provider. 

Published: Monday 15th September 2014
Categorised: Practice News

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