Scott Rees & Co are continuing their rapid growth in 2015, with the introduction of three new solicitors to the team. On the back of several additions to the firm this year (two new Solicitors & two trainee paralegals), we are delighted to welcome our latest acquisitions; Julie Alman, Stephen Morse and Tekena Bobmanuel.
The legal sector is currently a very tough and extremely competitive place to find new opportunities, thanks largely to Government cuts and reforms, which has seen many firms being forced into making redundancies or even to close their doors altogether. Throughout this period though, Scott Rees & Co’s versatility in the face of the implications of LASPO and the Jackson Reforms, has allowed them to continuously offer ambitious individuals with the opportunity to join them and develop their prospects for the future.
It has also ensured that they secure their proud reputation for being able to attract and develop the very best talent within the profession, from all areas of the UK. Following a quick induction, a chance to get used to the general working environment and meet their new work colleagues, we asked all of our newcomers for a few words about themselves and for their views on joining Scott Rees & Co.
Julie Alman, who is a personal injury solicitor, resides in nearby Kirkby and joins the firm from Liverpool based solicitors, DWF LLP. She originally learned her craft by studying at Birmingham City University in 2002, before completing a training contract with S V Wadsworth & Co in Solihull.
After working in her previous role for a while, she decided to move on, as she felt she needed a new challenge, which is when she came across the opportunity to work at Scott Rees & Co. Away from life as a legal eagle, Julie likes to let her hair down with a bit of Salsa dancing and karaoke, before heading home to spend time with her fiancé and her two cats.
Steven Morse came to us after completing his education at the University of Liverpool and the College of Law in Chester. Prior to his arrival at Scott Rees & Co, Steven worked for almost 10 years at his previous employer, Bartletts Solicitors. He decided to make the move to Scott Rees & Co after being recommended to the role by a friend and was immediately impressed by the firm after attending his first interview. The rest is, as they say, history.
Originally from Wirral, Steven has now made the short trip across the Mersey and now lives in Liverpool. When he is not helping clients gain justice for their injuries, he enjoys all aspects of music, including writing, playing and producing. His music has even found him small fame after he appeared in Hollyoaks back in 2009, as a member of an on screen band.
Tekena Bobmanuel (Nicknamed “Tekkers” by the regular football participants) comes to us originally from London and is now residing in Manchester. His family background stems from Nigeria and he can speak fluent Creole alongside his native English, which is a real plus point for the firm, as it means we can reach out to Creole speaking clients who reside in the UK and offer them help when they need it.
He started his journey to become a solicitor back in 1995, when his mentor (a solicitor) gave him guidance towards getting an education in the legal profession. He studied for his LLC at the Swansea Institute for Higher Education, before earning his LPC at Manchester Metropolitan University.
Tekena is a big fan of football and has already become a regular at the weekly Scott Rees & co post-work kickabout where it is safe to say he shares his ruthless attitude towards gaining justice for his clients, with his defensive style of play on the football pitch
On welcoming further new recruits to the firm, Managing Partner, Royston Smith, commented on how pleased he was with the firm’s continuing growth, saying: “I’m incredibly happy that we are able to grow so rapidly and continue our outstanding reputation for consistently developing talented legal professionals in what have been testing times for the profession as a whole.”
“They all impressed at their interviews and we certainly expect them to make a significant contribution towards own development as a firm. In return they will have the chance to take advantage of the excellent staff development opportunities and benefits that we offer and will hopefully continue their career development with us for years to come.”
To view the latest opportunities at Scott Rees, visit our careers page.