Sackers welcomes two new Graduate Solicitor Apprentices

Today, Sackers announced that Eisha Lal and Mollie Kilfoyle have joined the firm as Graduate Solicitor Apprentices.

David Saunders, senior partner, said: “Historically, the route to becoming a qualified solicitor has followed a very traditional path which has put it out of reach for many highly capable and gifted young people – this is wrong.“

“Our Graduate Solicitor Programme offers aspiring lawyers an alternative route to qualification as a solicitor, as part of our ongoing commitment to widening access to the legal profession. It combines on-the-job training with guided, independent study and skills coaching delivered by the University of Law. Our apprentices will ‘earn as they learn’ and qualify under the Solicitors Qualifying Exams after two and a half years.”

Saunders continued: “We have sponsored the Law Society’s Diversity Access Scheme for some time, providing funding, mentoring and work experience opportunities for students who have experienced barriers to entering the legal profession. Offering apprenticeships is the natural next step, and a further demonstration of our commitment to embedding diversity and inclusion within the firm. We are thrilled to welcome Eisha and Mollie and support them on their journey.”