10 Sep 2020

Duo Successfully Complete Training Contract

Tom Behan and Shannon Hugill’s training contracts are set to come to an end as they embark on the next stage of their professional journey.

After two years spent in different parts of Winns, both will join the solicitors roll in early October.

Winn Group Associate Director and Training Principal, Jo Amos, was delighted to see the pair reach this stage.

She said; “I would like to pass on my congratulations to Shannon and Tom. They have worked hard, initially to be awarded a training contract and then over the last two years to qualify as solicitors.

“I am sure they will continue this dedication into their new roles at Winns.”

Tom’s line manager Chris Cullingworth, Winn Group Associate Director – Head of Vehicle Damage, said of his success; “Tom has done fantastic in his time in Vehicle Damage and his personal progression has been a joy to witness. Tom has worked very hard during his training contract and has a very bright future ahead of him.”

Upon hearing the news of Shannon’s milestone achievement, her line manager in Part 7 David Dewar, Winn Group Associate Director – Head of Commercial and Contested Litigation, said; “This is the latest significant milestone in Shannon’s legal career from joining the department as a legal assistant in 2016, thereafter swiftly achieving promotion to legal clerk and beginning her training contract in 2018.

“During this time, she has gained experience in EL/PL matters as well as RTA cases. Shannon’s keen eye for detail and tenacious approach has led to her excelling as a fee earner in the Fraud Team and I am delighted that she will be embarking on the next phase of her career as a solicitor within the Part 7 department.”

Tom is happy to have reached this point in his career and is looking forward to the next step with Winns.

He said; “I have found [the training contract] very useful in gaining knowledge in other aspects of the firm, such as costs. I’m pleased that I have qualified and can start the next part of my career.”

Shannon was surprised with how quickly the time went, as she looks to the future and a career with Winns.

She said; “It’s actually gone really quickly. I can’t believe two years have passed already. I feel like I’ve gained a lot more independence with my work and I’m confident in applying what I’ve learned to the cases that I’m dealing with. I’m proud of myself that I’ll finally be a qualified solicitor.”

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