Experience pays off for solicitor Chris
Chris Reece (26) has qualified as a solicitor eleven years after first undertaking work experience with us as a schoolboy.
Chris did his first stint of work experience at Chafes Hague Lambert in 2004, when studying for his GCSEs at Stockport School. He then returned for another placement during his A-Level studies at Aquinas College, also in Stockport.
After gaining a Law degree from The University of Sheffield, Chris joined Chafes Hague Lambert as a paralegal in the debt recovery department. He recently qualified as a solicitor after completing a training contract in the firm’s tax, trusts and estates department.
Robert Brindley, partner at Chafes Hague Lambert Solicitors, said: “Chris is a great addition to our team. He has an amenable and professional demeanour beyond his years and is well liked and respected by all of his clients. His qualification is well deserved and I am confident he will have a long and successful legal career.”
Chris said: “I chose to stay in the tax, trusts and estates team at Chafes Hague Lambert because it gives me the opportunity to help clients at an often difficult time in their lives and involves a lot of client contact, which I really enjoy.
“Having had a relationship with Chafes Hague Lambert for more than ten years, I have always been made to feel part of a team that is both friendly and technically excellent.”
We have a long track record of employing people after they’ve completed work experience with our firm. Keen to help young people develop workplace skills, Chris now delivers talks to students at Aquinas College about careers in the Law.