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Woodfines Solicitors congratulates CILEX graduates

Woodfines Solicitors is pleased to announce that Lara Marotta and Amira Abdu have successfully completed their CILEX qualifications.

Both Amira and Lara took the apprenticeship route into law and are now graduate members of CILEX qualifying as Chartered Legal Executives.

Amira joined Woodfines in February 2022 as a part of the expanding Private Client department. She has worked in the Private Client sector since 2016. Amira graduated from the University of Leicester with 2:1 in LLB Law and Distinction in LLM Master of Law from the University of Hertfordshire.

Lara joined Woodfines as a Paralegal in April 2023 working for the Disputes team while completing her Legal Executive apprenticeship course. Prior to this, she was with a local firm working in their Litigation/Disputes team while she undertook her studying and training for the CILEX Level 6 Chartered Legal Executive Apprenticeship.

Mike Hayward, Partner, Head of Regulatory and Dispute Resolution and Training Principal, comments: “At Woodfines we pride ourselves on identifying and developing gifted individuals by giving them multiple opportunities and learning the different routes into Law as this opens a talent pool and helps make legal routes more accessible for many people across a broad-spectrum of specialisms. Amira and Lara both bring great positivity and passion to their respective roles, and we’re excited to watch their progression.”

Claire Spencer, Partner, Regulatory and Despite Resolution, adds: “Lara has already proved herself as an asset and compliments our ambitious growth plans for the Disputes team.”

Mikhala Leak, Partner and Head of Private Client, comments: “We are recognised in the region for our strong private client team, and Amira’s knowledge and passion is a perfect fit. Her appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the best service to our clients, and she is a welcome addition to our busy team.”

Woodfines aims to continue to promote and support different routes into Law. The different programme offers flexibility and autonomy to work directly with clients, providing a well-rounded, hands-on experience.