Birmingham and Solihull-based law firm The Wilkes Partnership is delighted to welcome three newly qualified solicitors across its private client and property litigation teams.

Sophie Raybould, Joel Blake – who will join the private client team – and Ayesha Sirpal – who will join the property litigation team – completed their training contracts earlier this month at Wilkes.

Ann-Marie Aston, Partner at Wilkes, said: “We are thrilled to welcome our new solicitors to Wilkes. Their hard work and ambition have certainly paid off and I am excited to see how they will continue their professional development with us.

“Recruiting quality trainee solicitors every year is a natural part of Wilkes’ commitment to bringing through new solicitors to the profession. We aim to help numerous aspiring trainee solicitors every year to become qualified, and we are absolutely thrilled we remain in the position to continue such support.

“The team and I would like to congratulate Sophie, Joel and Ayesha on successfully completing their training and wish them every success in the coming years.”

By effectively supporting our talented young legal professionals to develop their skills and knowledge, Wilkes aims to facilitate long-term career progression while delivering added benefits for their clients.

The Partnership always aims to attract the best legal talent and then inspire professional and personal development. The trainee programme is designed to enable and encourage that growth – supporting new trainees and the firm’s clients, simultaneously.

For more information on training contracts at The Wilkes Partnership, go to our trainee page.

Photo (from left to right): Sophie Raybould, Ann-Marie Aston, Ayesha Sirpal and Joel Blake.