NOTTINGHAM TRENT UNIVERSITY AND BHATIA BEST SOLICITORS
– A FIRM RELATIONSHIP
The annual influx of Placement Students from the Nottingham Trent University’s (LLB) Sandwich Placement Programme commenced work at Bhatia Best Solicitors this week.
There are seven Placement Students in this year’s intake:-
Rebecca Singleton – Public Law and Community Care Department.
Lara Bethell – Nottingham Family Department.
Hannah Cussans – Nottingham Family Department.
Anthony Cheung – Nottingham Criminal Department.
Alexis Vandyke-Mercer – Nottingham Criminal Department.
Udochi Agbada – Nottingham Criminal Department
Alice Herbert-Radford will provide a peripatetic support role in both the Family and Criminal Departments at Derby.
All the students were successful in a rigorous interview process commencing in February of this year.
Bhatia Best has a long standing relationship with Nottingham Trent University, and has been taking Placement Students since 1993.
Directors Ash Bhatia and Matt Best are both alumni of Nottingham Trent University and many current employed solicitors at Bhatia Best were introduced to the firm through the Placement Programme. Indeed Partner Joanne Jarvis was the firm’s very first Placement Student.
A Placement period at Bhatia Best is a genuine step on a legal career path, as evidenced by the number of Placements placed with the firm on an annual basis.
Former Placement Students Ben Brown and Jodie Smith have recently been offered Paralegal places at the firm, with a view to studying their Legal Practice Certificate on a part-time basis.
Ben who will be working in the Bhatia Best Criminal Department at Nottingham, stated “This is a fantastic opportunity to work and complete my studies. Especially in an environment where the Government loan system is not available for a fourth year of study. Any assistance with tuition fees would have to have been provided on a commercial loan basis with a bank.”
Bhatia Best Solicitors would like to extend a warm welcome to all the new employees and wish them every success in their legal careers.