Schofield Sweeney nurturing the lawyers of the future

Sep 20, 2023

One of Yorkshire’s most prominent law firms is celebrating as their trainees qualify and a new intake of trainees are welcomed.

Five new trainees have joined this month: Salim Al-Sabah, Alia Younis, Zoe Halliday, Victoria Boothby and Louise Morley, who moves from her paralegal role already in the firm.

The trainees will gain experience across different areas of law during their 2-year contract, including, private wealth and succession, litigation and real estate.

Schofield Sweeney’s training program is very popular, drawing high-quality candidates. Each of the successful trainees has earned their place at the firm and is looking forward to the opportunity to work in an engaging and inclusive environment. Trainees Jessica Townend and Hannah Cullen have also qualified this month into their chosen fields.

“I am delighted to be continuing my journey with Schofield Sweeney. I’ve gained invaluable experience across several departments during my training contract and I am grateful for the continued support I receive from my colleagues and supervisors.” Jessica Townend, solicitor, real estate.

“I have thoroughly enjoyed my training contract over the past 2 years at the firm and look forward to continuing my career as an NQ. I have been able to learn so much from my colleagues in their areas of expertise, and I am very grateful to have been surrounded by a supportive cohort of junior colleagues.” Hannah Cullen, solicitor, property litigation. Leo Jones-Rowe, partner and training principal commented: “We are delighted to be joined by our new additions and to retain our existing talent this month. We recognise that our trainees, newly-qualified solicitors and apprentices are key to the future success and development of the firm. They really do represent the lifeblood of Schofield Sweeney. We invest significant resources in identifying, nurturing, and retaining individuals who have the potential to become our future partners. We offer a comprehensive training programme designed to provide hands-on experience and continuous learning opportunities throughout their contracts.”

To find out more about Schofield Sweeney’s routes into law, and what it is like to work with the firm, visit –

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