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

    Danyal Enver

    Danyal Enver, King’s College London - History

    The opportunity to gain experience working for private individuals and commercial clients influenced my choice. As a trainee you are involved in interesting work straightaway and can thrive within a supportive environment.

    Jenni Gregor

    Jenni Gregor, Heriot-Watt University - Psychology

    I wanted to join a London-based firm that offered both a friendly culture and high quality work. The diverse practice areas at Penningtons Manches Cooper also appealed to me, as I am able to get varied experience throughout my training contract.

    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.

  • Basingstoke/Reading trainees

    Harriet Gibson

    Harriet Gibson, University of Cambridge - Classics

    Trainees who were already at the firm emphasised the friendly and collaborative culture, which makes it easy to learn and develop. I settled in very quickly and have been given plenty of responsibility from the outset.

    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

    Siobhan Ffrench

    Siobhan Ffrench, Royal Holloway, University of London - History

    Penningtons Manches Cooper’s size, location and personality appealed to me and I was impressed by its strong technology and life sciences focus. As a result of the relatively small trainee intake, I receive individual attention.

    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.

  • Guildford trainees

    Dani Hawkins

    Dani Hawkins, University of Nottingham - Law with European Law

    The depth of practice areas and friendly environment at Penningtons Manches Cooper appealed to me. With consistently high quality and varied work, you receive excellent training and are given real responsibility at every stage of your contract.

    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.

  • Oxford trainees

    Jaya Bajaj

    Jaya Bajaj, University of Surrey - Law

    The firm’s expertise in commercial work and reputation in the retail and sports sectors were key reasons behind my decision to apply for a training contract. During my vacation scheme, I was instantly welcomed by members of the Oxford team.

    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.

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