Regional law firm Napthens has invested in the next generation of solicitors by appointing five new trainees.

Three new recruits, Bethanie Crawford, Stacy Kinsey and Ashleigh Green have joined the firm while Charlotte Bee and Emily Forrester, who were previously paralegals at Napthens, also join the trainee programme.

Five new trainees continue Napthens’ growth. Bethanie Crawford, Stacy Kinsey, Ashleigh Green, Charlotte Bee and Emily Forrester

The firm, which operates from offices across Lancashire, Cumbria and Merseyside, recruits new trainees each year, offering on-the-job training in a variety of its legal teams with a view to the employees graduating as fully qualified solicitors with a range of experience behind them.

Shru Morris, CEO of Napthens, said:

“We are committed to ensuring that Napthens not only delivers a professional service to our clients but also that we are at the forefront of recruiting and developing young talent in the North West.

“Napthens continues to go from strength to strength and the quality of our staff is key to that growth. This year’s intake of trainees will play an important part in the expansion of the practice and I am keen to see how they develop over their time with us.”

Meanwhile, three lawyers have been promoted within the firm. Probate dispute specialist Nicola Turner becomes a senior associate, whilst commercial property lawyers Farhan Saleh and Matthew Parr are both promoted to associates.

Shru Morris, added:

“All three promotions are well deserved and are recognition of their ambition and hard work. The promotions also reflect our commitment to support and develop our people in their careers with Napthens.”