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By September 19, 2019January 26th, 2021Member News & Updates

We are delighted that two trainees at Kitsons have qualified as solicitors. Alice Darch and Jodele McConnachie have both successfully completed their two-year training programme at Kitsons and been offered permanent positions as solicitors.

Alice Darch is celebrating after completing her training contract and securing a permanent position with the firm as a Solicitor in its Commercial Property Team in Torquay. Alice completed her Law degree at the University of Westminster and graduated in 2015. She then completed her LLM LPC at the University of Law, graduating in 2016 and worked as a Paralegal for a year in Residential Property/Commercial Property, before starting her training contract with Kitsons. During the two year training contract, Alice has worked in various departments such as, Commercial Property, Private Client/Tax, and Commercial Property/Corporate and Property Litigation.

Jodele McConnachie has also qualified and will now become a permanent member of Kitsons’ Corporate Team based in the firm’s Exeter office which offers services in areas such as tax, employment and property. Jodele studied her undergraduate Law and Politics degree at Cardiff University and then her LPC and Masters at the University of Law. She relocated to Exeter in 2015 and started at Kitsons as a Legal Secretary, she then moved into a Paralegal role in the Corporate Team before beginning her Training contract in September 2017. During her training she worked in various departments, Corporate Team (starting and finishing there) Litigation, Employment and the Tax and Private Client team.

Jayme Nicholson, Kitsons’ Partner, Training Principal and Head of Employment said: “There is no doubt that Alice and Jodele are already proving to be valuable members of the team “Throughout their training they have impressed us with their enthusiasm, ability to quickly understand the clients' requirements and considered suggestions about the course of action that should be taken.”

“As a firm we are great believers in retaining and developing talented people and providing them with a great career.”

Kitsons now has 18 Partners making the total number of staff 118 across offices in Torquay, Exeter and Plymouth.

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From left to right: Jodele McConnachie,  Jayme Nicholson (Partner and Head of Employment) and Alice Darch