The Future is Bright at Scott Rees and Co

This article was published on: 10/28/14

Lindsey Patten, Andrea Denovellis & Monica Tanasescu join Scott Rees

Scott Rees and Co solicitors are enjoying a fruitful month when it comes to recruitment, as they have welcomed six new full time trainees in October.

The firm have a great reputation for career development and earlier this year retained its Gold Standard from the Investors in People for their commitment to their staff, which is why when perhaps times have been difficult for the profession, they have continued to be able to offer new opportunities.

Scott Rees and Co are also known for their multi-lingual offerings to their clients and currently boasts over 10 different languages within the firm and the new wave of recruits are set to add to that.

Monica Tanasescu (pictured right), who is originally from Bucharest in Romania, joins the firm after studying her law degree at the University of Liverpool, where she graduated earlier this year. She can speak three languages other than English including Romanian, Basic French and Spanish.

Spanish speaking, Andrea Denovellis (pictured centre), who is originally from Rainhill and resides in Whiston, is also taking up her training contract with the firm after graduating in Law from Nottingham Trent University before completing the BPTC at Nottingham Law School.

Lindsey Patten (pictured left) has joined the firm through a different route to Monica and Andrea. Lindsey, who is from Wigan, originally studied Law, Business and Sociology at A-Level before moving on to Edge Hill University to take up a degree in Business Management.

After deciding that it wasn’t for her she was undecided on whether to go back to university to study something different but decided in the end to use her Law A-Level instead and chose to work instead and undertake her training as a solicitor here at Scott Rees and Co.

The other three trainees include Liverpudlian Joseph Connor, who has lived in Rainhill all his life, studied Law at Liverpool John Moores, where he graduated in July this year before finding his way to the firm to take up his training contract.

Anita Hudson and Michaela McAleese come from completely different backgrounds to the other new trainees, which goes to show that the legal industry can offer opportunities to anyone.

Anita, who was born in Liverpool and now lives locally in Skelmersdale, has 20 years of customer service and sales and admin experience. She has a City and Guilds in Hairdressing as well as NVQ level 2’s in Customer Service and Information Technology and a Diploma (highest honour) in Wedding/Event Planning.

Meanwhile Michaela McAleese is also chasing a change in career path after working in sales up until the summer this year. Michaela, who was born in Ormskirk and lives in Skelmersdale, like Anita, trained as a Hairdresser and is fully qualified. She the later gained an Access to Higher Education Diploma – Health Professionals but decided that this was not what she wanted to do and has made her way through sales to join the firm and begin her solicitor training.

Managing Partner, Royston Smith, expressed his delight as welcoming so many new paralegals to the firm and revelled in the strength of the firms ability to recruit.

He said: “It is a true testament to our strength and reputation when it comes to career development for our staff. It is no secret that the profession on the whole has struggled since the introduction of reforms by the Government but we have been able to use the aftermath as a time to strengthen our ranks and in flourish amid adversity.”

“I would like to welcome all of our new trainees and wish them all the success in pursuing their training contract here at the firm.”