Kent law firm Furley Page has appointed one of its newly qualified solicitors to its private trusts and estates team.

Eleanor McCabe spent two years training with the firm. She now specialises in all areas of private client work and trust administration, including will-drafting and lasting powers of attorney.

After leaving Bristol University with a degree in modern history, Eleanor, who lives in Ramsgate, volunteered for various museums and charities and spent 18 months working for the National Trust in Cheshire.

Determined to pursue a career in the legal profession, she then returned to her home county of Kent to undertake a Graduate Diploma in Law while seeking to secure a training contract prior to starting the Legal Practice Course.

While studying for the GDL, Eleanor was offered a part-time role within Furley Page’s dispute resolution team. 

She quickly excelled and by the time she started her LPC, she had already been offered a full-time role as legal assistant within the firm’s personal injury team, where she remained while studying the LPC part-time at BPP University.

Eleanor then joined Furley Page’s trainee solicitor programme, gaining further valuable experience with the other teams.

Harvey Barrett, partner and head of private client, trusts and estates, said: ‘Eleanor is well-motivated, bright and enthusiastic and has worked hard to gain a thorough understanding of the law and develop her professional skills. She is a real asset to the team.’