Meet our trainees

I chose Penningtons Manches Cooper on the basis of its reputation and have not been disappointed.

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Meet Our Trainees

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Find out what our trainee lawyers think of life at Penningtons Manches Cooper and why they decided to join us.

  • London trainees

    Sophie Bullimore

    Sophie Bullimore, University of East Anglia - Law with European Legal Systems

    From day one, everyone has been very approachable which I think is a vital factor in ensuring trainees get the most out of their contract with the firm. The quality of work and variety of sectors also speak for themselves.

    Gareth Jones

    Gareth Jones, Oxford Brookes University - Law with English Studies

    Having previously worked as a paralegal at Penningtons Manches Cooper, I was impressed by the open and collaborative atmosphere within the firm. It invests heavily in the development and welfare of trainees and offers a broad range of seats.

    Nilly Tabatabai

    Nilly Tabatabai, Queen Mary, University of London - History

    The combination of challenging work and a friendly, supportive environment make it easy to learn and develop. Due to the comparatively small trainee intake, you are given responsibility at an early stage, allowing you to progress quickly during your training contract.

  • Basingstoke/Reading trainees

    Grace Lymer-Sullivan

    Grace Lymer-Sullivan, Washington State University - Criminal Justice

    The variety of practice areas and the approachable and supportive nature of staff at every level of the firm were key factors behind my decision. I was also impressed by Penningtons Manches Cooper’s recent international expansion, a testament to its ongoing strategic development.

    Richard Price

    Richard Price, Bournemouth University - Law

    I was initially a case manager at Penningtons Manches Cooper and saw at first hand how it places a strong emphasis on training and development. The firm’s continued growth and expansion internationally underline its progressive character.

  • Cambridge trainees

    Stephen Cousins

    Stephen Cousins, University of Newcastle - Law

    The structure and friendly nature of the firm really lend themselves to personal development. From the outset I have been given responsibility with the opportunity to undertake complex, diverse and exciting work for high-profile clients.

    Georgina Wade

    Georgina Wade, University of East Anglia - Law

    The Cambridge office is relatively small, but with strong London and regional connections. There is plenty of one-on-one guidance and the opportunity to undertake seats in a wide range of practice areas, including clinical negligence, which was of particular interest to me.

  • Guildford trainees

    Alexandra Adams

    Alexandra Adams, University of Leeds - History and Spanish

    I wanted to work in a regional firm with a strong reputation in the legal marketplace. My experience during my week-long summer vacation scheme placement at the Guildford office confirmed that it was the perfect match for me.

    Olivia Hodgson

    Olivia Hodgson, University of Lincoln - Law

    I was keen to undertake a training programme that allowed me to act for both individuals and commercial clients. During my vacation scheme I was impressed by the friendly nature of the business and I have received high quality, varied work from the start of my contract.

  • Oxford trainees

    Hannah Grayson

    Hannah Grayson, University of Durham - Philosophy

    As a prospective trainee, I was attracted by the variety of training seat options offered by Penningtons Manches Cooper as well as by the firm’s London and regional presence. I felt that it would provide a comprehensive learning experience.

    Mary Clare Palmer

    Mary Clare Palmer, University of Oxford - Classics and French

    The breadth of expertise was compelling, particularly the rarity of a firm renowned for both private client services and work in the tech and property sectors. I also valued the openness of the people which was already evident during my vacation scheme.

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