A Llangollen man who returned to his roots after studying Law and Spanish at the Universities of Swansea and Salamanca in Northwest Spain has begun a two year training contract with one of the region’s largest law firms.
James Denton joined the Wrexham head office of GHP Legal last year as a paralegal and became a trainee solicitor on 1st March 2018 after working in the firm’s Civil Litigation and Conveyancing departments.
After leaving sixth form at Ysgol Dinas Brân where he was deputy head boy, James moved away from Llangollen to study Law and Spanish at the University of Swansea which included an Erasmus year studying law in Spanish at the Facultad de Derecho at the University of Salamanca in Northwest Spain. Through a link between Swansea University and University of California, Los Angeles, he also spent a summer working as an intern to a Federal Court Judge in the US city of Riverside.
James went on from Swansea University to complete his LPC at the College of Law in Christleton, Chester and returned home to Llangollen where he still lives. A fluent Spanish speaker and a self-confessed sport fanatic who plays for Llangollen Cricket Club, James also ran the London Marathon last year to raise more than £1500 for charity.
Announcing James as the latest recruit to the firm’s long standing trainee programme, GHP Legal Training Partner, Nathan Wright, said: “When we offer a training contract we are looking for individuals with a strong academic base who have proven themselves to be hard-working and fresh-thinking. All our trainees undertake a wide ground base, completing four six-month seats in various departments to help them decide the area of law in which they wish to specialise. James has already shown that he is keen to embrace the firm’s values and play an important part in our team and we welcome his input.”