Coffin Mew, a leading regional law firm, has welcomed nine bright legal minds to its ranks following its latest trainee recruitment drive.

The new joiners will work across the practice’s core disciplines and sectors while training to become fully qualified, with half of the group bidding to become solicitors and the other half aiming to become legal assistants.

Coffin Mew has long been committed to recruiting, developing and nurturing the talent of budding young legal professionals. It has been heralded as one of the UK’s finest graduate employers; last year Coffin Mew attained Lex 100 winner medals in the Confidence of Being Kept On and Work/Life Balance categories, following a survey of Graduate Recruitment Managers across more than 150 of the country’s largest law firms.

Joining an established pool of top legal experts, the nine trainees will predominantly work across Coffin Mew’s three largest practices - Brighton, Portsmouth and Southampton, as well as the Charles Lucas & Marshall office in Newbury.

Coffin Mew successfully merged with Charles Lucas and Marshall in March 2017.

Amanda Glover, trainee solicitor in Coffin Mew’s Wills, Trusts and Probate team commented: ’I am delighted to be working at Coffin Mew as a trainee solicitor. When applying for training contracts, I found many firms with good reputations and legal expertise.

’However, Coffin Mew differentiated itself because, on top of this, it was inclusive, less hierarchical and more people-centred. In fact, Coffin Mew was the only firm where I got to meet the CEO at the assessment centre! The firm demonstrates a positive culture and a commitment to providing a great place to work.’

Reflecting on the new starters, Miles Brown, CEO of Coffin Mew added: ’We are pleased to welcome these nine budding, young legal professionals to Coffin Mew – I am confident that they will be the leading lights of the industry in years to come.

’We are proud to have a reputation for being a great graduate employer, and we look forward to maintaining and building on that. Training, encouraging and cultivating the skills and talents of our staff is just as important as hiring the right people – fortunately, at Coffin Mew, I believe we have the perfect balance of both, now enhanced by our new recruits!’