Roberts Jackson Solicitors to begin pupillage in connection with St John’s Buildings
The last few years at Roberts Jackson Solicitors has been hectic, rewarding and extremely promising for the firm and its employees. The firm has provided countless training contracts based on merit and has seen a good number of those trainees qualify, adding to the growing number of excellent solicitors at the firm.
Roberts Jackson Solicitors has recently been granted a licence to become an Approved Training Organisation (ATO) and it gives us great pleasure to now announce that the first person to be awarded with a pupillage is, Catherine (Cat) Dent. Catherine was awarded the pupillage after completing a very thorough interview process involving over a 100 applicants.
Pupillage’s are not taken lightly at Roberts Jackson and the application process is extremely thorough. The opportunity was made available for internal and external applicants and consisted of a very strict 2 stage interview process. Out of the hundreds that applied only 10 were selected for a “Stage 1 Interview”, which was finally whittled down to 6 applicants for a final “Second Stage Interview”. All applicants were judged on Analytical thinking, effective communication, influencing and advocacy skills, resilience and interpersonal skills.
Roberts Jackson, the industrial disease power house, has partnered with the extremely successful St John’s Building’s Barristers Chambers to make this opportunity possible. Cat’s pupil supervisor for the 12 month qualification period will be St John’s Building Barrister, Phillip Grundy. The first six months of the course will see Cat assist Mr Grundy and undertake work on his behalf whist the final six months will see her thrown in at the deep end, taking on her own work.
Speaking about her most recent achievement, Cat has commented with the following
“I am delighted to have the opportunity to undertake pupillage in conjunction with Roberts Jackson and St Johns Buildings. I am sure that the experience I have benefited from over the last four years will stand me in good stead for the next twelve months. Thank you to Roberts Jackson and St John’s Buildings for affording this fantastic opportunity.”
Roberts Jackson would like to thank Cat for all her hard work and dedication during the pupillage interview process and wish her the best in completing the final stages of becoming a barrister.