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Blanchards Bailey pride as Trainee qualifies as a Solicitor

Carla Phillips
Carla Phillips

Blanchards Bailey has proudly announced one of its Trainees has now qualified as a Solicitor at the Dorset firm.

Carla Phillips will be providing both Residential and Commercial Property advice to clients having worked and trained within these areas over the past eight years with the firm.

As part of Carla’s Training Contract she worked within several departments – giving her a significant depth of knowledge and skills.  As someone with a passion for agriculture – Carla and her husband own and show a small herd of Longhorn cattle and she is also a keen horsewoman – her expertise and excellent local knowledge in this area will be a major asset to the Poundbury office where she is based and lives locally to.

Carla’s appointment reinforces Blanchards Bailey as a firm which specialises in property and rural matters with this being acknowledged by The Legal 500 - the leading guide to law firms in the UK – for Agriculture and Estates, as well as a number of other areas of law.

Speaking of her new role, Carla said: “I am delighted to have completed my training at Blanchards Bailey, where everyone has been so supportive. Having worked at the firm for a number of years I know what a professional and friendly place it is to work and now look forward to contributing to its success as a fully qualified Solicitor.

“During my training I worked within the firm’s property departments as a conveyancer and look forward to putting my knowledge and skills into assisting our Residential and Commercial Property clients achieve great results.”  

Blanchards Bailey Principal, Sarah Heath, who oversees training at the firm, said: “We are delighted that Carla is now a fully qualified Solicitor after years of hard work. She is a great addition to the team and as someone local to Poundbury with a passion for agriculture and property she will be able to relate to and advise our clients exceptionally well.”

Carla’s qualification illustrates Blanchards Bailey’s commitment to its staff. The firm was awarded the Investors in People (IiP) accreditation last August for the 12th consecutive year. The IiP is the UK's leading people management standard and shows the firm’s ongoing dedication to the development of its team as well as demonstrating a strong foundation of good practice to clients.

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