A HAMPSHIRE law firm has welcomed 12 new trainees to its team.

Coffin Mew has taken on six new trainee solicitors and six new trainee legal assistants to its team.

The trainees will be based in Portsmouth and Southampton.

They will rotate between departments every six months for two years, gaining expertise in legal specialisms including residential property, commercial property, restructuring and insolvency, clinical and catastrophic injury and Court of Protection.

The trainee solicitors are Emma Jones, Danny Dawkins, David Harris, David Gregory, Samantha Kerins and Gurbir Pattar. The trainee legal assistants are Fiona Goodacre, Roshni Korat, Lauren Ward, Fathema Hoque, Ed Glanville and Danielle Heeley.

Coffin Mew CEO Miles Brown commented: “Each has worked extremely hard and shown exceptional talent to earn their place here at Coffin Mew. We are committed to giving our staff the support and professional development they need to provide our clients with a truly outstanding service. Trainees from previous years have gone on to do fantastic work and we look forward to seeing these new hires achieve their potential.”