10/09/19

Kitsons are proud to appoint two new solicitors

We are delighted that two trainees at Kitsons have qualified as Solicitors. Alice Darch and Jodele McConnachie have both successfully completed their two-year Training Contracts at Kitsons and have been offered permanent positions as Solicitors.

From left to right: Jodele McConnachie, Jayme Nicholson (Partner and Head of Employment) and Alice Darch

Alice Darch  has accepted a permanent position with the firm as a Solicitor in the Commercial Property Team in Torquay. Alice completed her Law degree at the University of Westminster and graduated in 2015. She then completed her LLM LPC at the University of Law, graduating in 2016 and worked as a Paralegal for a year in Residential Property/Commercial Property, before starting her Training Contract with Kitsons. During the two year Training Contract, Alice has worked in Commercial Property, Private Client/Tax, Corporate and Property Litigation.

Jodele McConnachie will now become a permanent member of Kitsons’ Corporate Team working in the firm’s Exeter and Torquay offices.   Jodele studied her undergraduate Law and Politics degree at Cardiff University and then her LPC and Masters at the University of Law. She relocated to Exeter in 2015 and started at Kitsons as a Legal Secretary, she then moved into a Paralegal role in the Corporate Team before beginning her Training contract in September 2017. During her training she worked in  Corporate, ) Litigation, Employment and the Tax and Private Client team.

Jayme Nicholson, Kitsons’ Training Principal and Head of Employment said: “There is no doubt that Alice and Jodele are already proving to be valuable members of the team.  Throughout their training they have impressed us with their enthusiasm, ability to quickly understand the clients’ requirements and considered suggestions about the course of action that should be taken.   As a firm, we are committed to retaining and developing talented people and providing them with a great career.”

Kitsons now has 18 Partners making the total number of staff 118 across offices in Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth.

10/09/19