A TRAINEE solicitor at Dorset law firm Ellis Jones has qualified.
Dayna Rodrigues has qualified into the employment law team, where her focus will be primarily assisting employees and/or ex-employees with employment law and HR-related problems.
She becomes the latest solicitor to complete her training contract at the award-winning company, which has offices in Swanage, Wimborne, Bournemouth, Poole, Ringwood and London.
Dayna said: “I’m incredibly proud to qualify as a solicitor with Ellis Jones Solicitors and look forward to forging long-term, trusting relationships with clients and finding creative solutions to complex problems.
“It is important to me that my advice is not only thorough but as clear and straight forward as possible.”
Nigel Smith, managing partner, said: “We assist our clients with advice on the employment and HR challenges that always come with running companies large and small.
“Dayna is the second trainee to qualify as a solicitor with us in the past few weeks, Clémentine Saulnier having qualified into the Business Services team, and shows how effective our training contracts are in producing talented legal professionals in-house.”
As part of the two-year training contract, Dayna rotated through departments, assisting in Employment Law, Business Services, Dispute Resolution and Banking and Finance Litigation.
She previously worked as a paralegal in regulatory law with a focus on healthcare and prior to successful completion of her legal studies with the University of Law, Dayna was awarded a BA Hons in Political Science with Philosophy from the University of Birmingham.
To date, 13 out of 22 Partners at Ellis Jones, which has 170 staff, started their careers as trainees at the firm, including managing partner, Nigel.