A Wrexham-born woman who returned to her roots to work after studying at university has been admitted as a solicitor after completing a two year legal training contract with one of the region’s largest law firms.
Claire Parfitt, a member of the Personal Injury team at the Oswestry offices of GHP Legal, qualified as a Solicitor in August 2016.
GHP Legal appointed Claire as a paralegal at their Wrexham head office in May 2014 after she graduated from Newcastle University and completed the LPC at the College of Law, Chester, where she also did voluntary work with the National Centre for Domestic Violence. The firm also has offices in Llangollen and Chirk.
Soon after her appointment the firm, which has a long reputation for supporting the trainee solicitor programme, offered Claire a training contract and the opportunity to fulfil her dream of becoming a lawyer.
Claire, who enjoys running and cycling in the surrounding countryside, said today: “I am thrilled to qualify as a Solicitor with GHP Legal and I am so grateful for all of the wonderful support I have received from everybody at the firm.”
Nathan Wright, a partner and head of training at GHP Legal, said: “Claire has already made a substantial contribution to the work done by our Civil and PI teams and we are pleased to have been able to train her. We welcome her into the PI team as a fully qualified solicitor and I have no doubt that her excellent ability to understand the issues in cases and to engage with clients will benefit both our clients and our reputation as a firm.”