Double promotion at Trethowans
Trethowans has announced a double promotion as it continues to look after its client-base in the wake of Covid-19.
Dawn Gore, who joined the firm 33 years ago as a junior secretary before qualifying as a paralegal, has been made an associate in the firm’s family law team. Here, she specialises in arrangements for children following parental separation or divorce.
Dawn is a Fellow of the Institute of Paralegals, the highest grade of this professional membership body, and is Trethowans’ first ever paralegal to achieve associate status. In March 2019, she was awarded Best Family Law Paralegal in the National Paralegal Awards and has been shortlisted for Best Paralegal 2020 in the National Paralegal Awards taking place later this year.
“I love working at Trethowans, we’re like a family and the firm has always supported my professional ambitions,” says Dawn. “I am deeply passionate about my area of law and feel honoured to be made the firm’s first paralegal associate.”
The firm’s other promotion is that of Kelly Taylor, who joined the firm as a secretary in 2015 and has just earned her solicitor’s stripes. Joining Trethowans’ agricultural and rural property team in 2016, she was inspired to become a solicitor and worked extremely hard to gain her qualifications whilst continuing to work full time.
In the agricultural and rural property team, Kelly undertakes a variety of work for its clients (mainly farmers and rural landowners). This includes sale and purchase transactions, together with the drafting of contracts, deeds and a range of other related property documents.
Kelly commented: “When I joined Trethowans I’d heard it was an excellent firm. After working with Marcus Thorpe, head of the agricultural and rural property team, I knew I’d found my calling. Marcus and the team inspired me to become a solicitor and have been incredibly supportive.”