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St James’ Square law firm launches new recruitment scheme

Commercial law firm St James’ Square is investing in the future following the launch of its trainee solicitor recruitment scheme.

The scheme will offer talented law graduates the opportunity to begin their journey to becoming full qualified solicitors.

They will receive guidance from a team of North East law experts within a firm that has grown strongly since being formed in 2017.

Originally operating out of one room at Hoult’s Yard, St James’ Square has expanded rapidly.

The firm now employs more than 30 staff at a 7000 sq ft office space at Esh Plaza and last year posted turnover of £2.1 million.

It has expanded its commercial departments to include services in HR & employment, corporate services, dispute resolution, real estate, commercial property and sports services.

The firm has a number of PLCs and financial institutions as clients and is hoping to double turnover and employee numbers over the next two years.

The trainee solicitor recruitment scheme is part of that strategy for growth alongside continued investment in existing staff.

Paul Monaghan, managing partner at St James’ Square, said: “As a business, we are committed to not only providing a first class, cost effective service to our clients, but also investing in the future of our employees.

“The St James’ Square Trainee Solicitor Recruitment Scheme will give the region’s best and brightest a fantastic start to their career and will ensure the development of many talented lawyers for years to come.

“We are extremely proud to able to offer this scheme to graduates.”

Applications for the 2020 intake are now live. For more information graduates should visit