Michelmores Celebrates Best Companies Award as Trainees Opt to Stay

For the second year running law firm Michelmores is celebrating a 'One Star' accreditation in the prestigious Best Companies Awards, which are recognised as the 'Michelin stars' of the business world.

The ambitious firm is one of only 20 Law Firms to be listed in the Best Company Guide 2014 scoring well in the competition on its levels of engagement with staff,  its commitment to personal growth and how the firm’s employees think Michelmores puts something back into society.

The news coincides with Michelmores announcing that all of its trainees have opted to stay with the firm, having accepted offers to commence Newly Qualified Solicitor roles commencing in September.

Michelmores HR Director Colette Stevens, said:

“This is a double dose of good news for the firm. The Best Companies Awards not only demonstrate to the outside world that Michelmores is a great place to work, it makes us stand out from our competitors and helps us to attract and retain top talent. This recognition also gives us an important benchmark on the levels of engagement across the firm and the areas where we need to focus our energy.

“This is supported by the firm posting a 100% retention rate for its trainees for the third consecutive year, which reflects our commitment to staff development and well-being as well as our ambitious growth plans.

“On behalf of Michelmores, I’d like to welcome these talented newly qualified solicitors to one of the UK’s best places to work. This is a significant milestone in their careers and we all wish them every success in their new roles.”

Four of the six second year trainees will work in the Exeter office with one in London and one in Bristol.  They include (pictured from left) Pippa Allsop (Family Law, Exeter), Charlotte Razay (Agricultural Litigation, Bristol), Lola Becker (Clinical Negligence, Exeter), Charlotte Bolton (Litigation, Exeter), Francesca Eastwood (Corporate, Exeter) and Jack Isaacs (Banking, Restructuring & Insolvency/Corporate, London).