Regional commercial law firm Muckle LLP has expanded its agricultural, estates and private client department with the addition of solicitor apprentice Jake Thompson and paralegal Nicola Bache.
Thompson, who joins from sixth form, is the first apprentice to be appointed in the agriculture and private client team.
Bache moves from her PA position in the firm's private client team.
Agricultural, estates and private client department head David Towns said: 'We’re delighted to offer these opportunities to both Jake and Nicola as we seek to encourage and grow new talent and develop our business even further.
'We already have significant senior experience within the team but recognise the importance of developing our junior resource and allowing everyone to mould their own futures. Every new team member we bring on board contributes new ideas and ways of working, which can only be beneficial to the firm and, ultimately, to our clients.
'As a team, we’re very much focused on our ‘muddy boots’ approach, meaning we like to get out and about, helping people and businesses in person. So, when we say that our new team members will be getting their hands dirty – we mean it literally!'
Pictured above (L-R): Keith Hately, Nicola Bache, Jake Thompson and David Towns