Promotion for rising star

Nigel Smith, Managing Partner, at Ellis Jones Solicitors with Associate Solicitor Clair Phillips
Nigel Smith, Managing Partner, at Ellis Jones Solicitors with Associate Solicitor Clair Phillips

Regional law firm Ellis Jones - with offices in Dorset and Hampshire - has promoted rising star Clair Phillips to associate solicitor.


Clair joined the firm in 2014 and worked as a commercial property paralegal before becoming a trainee solicitor in 2015, qualifying in March 2017.

She specialises in construction litigation within the dispute resolution team at Ellis Jones Solicitors, which has six offices in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Christchurch, Ringwood, Swanage and Wimborne as well as London.


Clair's promotion caps a memorable 12 months in which she won 'Rising Star of the Year' at the 2019 Dorset Legal Awards.


Nigel Smith, managing partner, said: "We pride ourselves on developing the best new talent and giving them the opportunity to progress at Ellis Jones.
"Clair is the perfect example of this, and is to be warmly congratulated on her well-deserved promotion to Associate Solicitor."


Clair graduated with a first class honours degree in law before gaining a distinction in her postgraduate Legal Practice Course (LPC).


She is a member of the Bournemouth and District Junior Lawyers Division.


Clair said: "I love the variety of work and 'can do' attitude of everyone at Ellis Jones.
"We are encouraged to achieve and aim high for ourselves, our clients and the firm.
"It has been a very memorable time and I am delighted to receive the promotion."
Clair won Rising Star of the Year at the prestigious Dorset Legal Awards in March when Ellis Jones also scooped the Team of the Year (Dispute Resolution) and Engagement with Education awards.

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