Legal eagles win their wings

Three newly qualified solicitors are pictured at Ellis Jones. They are, from left, Rebecca Bennett, Conor Maher and Georgina Emerson
Three newly qualified solicitors are pictured at Ellis Jones. They are, from left, Rebecca Bennett, Conor Maher and Georgina Emerson

A trio of talented young lawyers are flying high after becoming fully qualified with Dorset law firm Ellis Jones Solicitors.

Rebecca Bennett, Georgina Emerson and Conor Maher started a new chapter in their careers after successfully completing their training contracts.

Georgina qualified into the Family Law department, Rebecca into the Employment department and Conor into the Dispute Resolution, Criminal and Regulatory departments.

As the ‘class of 2021’, they are the latest rising stars to qualify as solicitors at Ellis Jones, which has more than 160 staff and 18 Partners at offices in Bournemouth, Canford Cliffs (Poole), Ringwood, Swanage and Wimborne as well as London.

Nigel Smith, Ellis Jones’ Managing Partner, said: “Congratulations to Rebecca, Georgina and Conor.

“Their success is richly deserved and is the result of many years of hard work and dedication at university, in post-graduate legal studies, as paralegals and finally through their training contracts.

“Ellis Jones has a strong track record of developing new talent and promoting from within. Eight out of our 18 Partners have risen through the ranks after qualifying with the firm, which I regard as a real achievement.”

Nigel added: “I look forward to seeing Rebecca, Georgina and Conor progress their careers and help the firm and its clients continue to prosper in the years ahead.”

Rebecca completed a LLB (Hons) Law Degree at Bournemouth University (BU). She studied a LLM in Professional Legal Practice and a Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law, Guildford, while working as a paralegal at Ellis Jones.

Georgina joined Ellis Jones in 2016 as a legal placement student as part of her law degree at BU. She thereafter worked as a paralegal at the firm while completing her law degree and subsequently her Masters in Law and LPC.  

Georgina is a member of the Resolution organisation for family lawyers and its network for those at the start of their careers, YRes.  She is a member of Bournemouth & District Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division and the Law Society.

Conor graduated in Law with European Legal Study at the University of Exeter and Law with International Relations from the Universidad Rey Juan Carlos in Madrid, Spain.
He worked as a paralegal and completed his LPC in Devon before starting his training contract at Ellis Jones.

Conor is a Member of the Bournemouth & District Law Society and Treasurer of its Junior Lawyers Division.

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