Keele University Law Students Get Advice From Beeston Shenton

The Beeston Shenton team has been talking to the lawyers of the future this week to help them plan their first steps onto the career ladder.

Director and Family Law specialist Paul Shenton, Head of Operations Leslee Griffiths and Trainee Solicitor Ellie Adams gave advice and practical guidance at Keele University’s Law Fair on Wednesday, February 27th.

They spoke to law students about their career options including areas of specialism and pathways into practice, and what it’s like to work as a solicitor day-to-day.

Paul, who has more than 20 years of experience, was able to answer questions around practicing family law, while Leslee gave students an insight into what it takes to manage the smooth running of a law firm. Ellie, who has almost finished a training contract with the firm and is currently working in the Family Team, provided a first person perspective of the challenges and rewards of being both a law student and a trainee solicitor.

Beeston Shenton is providing one-week work placements for Keele University law students between April and September this year. The programme will give budding lawyers a taste of what it’s like to work in a busy high street law firm including; attendance at court, client meetings, taking reception calls, assisting with legal administration work, and gaining an understanding of the compliance and regulation matters that firms need to address.

Paul Shenton said: “We are at our heart a local law firm serving the communities of Staffordshire and Cheshire and it’s important to us that we give something back.

“We were delighted to attend the law fair and spend some time talking with the law students. It was great to be able to help them plan their next steps after university and we’re looking forward to welcoming them to Beeston Shenton over the summer.”

Beeston Shenton offers services in family law, employment law, wills and probate, property law and dispute resolution from our offices in Newcastle-under-Lyme, Sandbach, Knutsford and Crewe. If you need support in any of these areas, get in touch with our friendly team for a no-obligation chat.