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Ellis Jones qualifies new solicitor

21 September 2023
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Ellis Jones, a law firm with offices in Bournemouth, Ringwood, and Poole, has announced that one of its trainees has qualified as a fully-fledged employment law solicitor.

Dayna Rodrigues will now be working with the employment law team where her focus will be primarily assisting employees and/or ex-employees with employment law and HR-related problems.

 She is the latest solicitor to complete her training contract and bolsters the strength of the award-winning law firm.

Nigel Smith, Ellis Jones Solicitors’ Managing Partner, said: “We assist our clients with advice on the employment and HR challenges that always come with running companies large and small.

“Dayna is the second trainee to qualify as a solicitor with us in the past few weeks, Clémentine Saulnier having qualified into the Business Services team, and shows how effective our training contracts are in producing talented legal professionals in-house.”

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As part of the two-year training contract, Dayna rotated through a number of different departments. She has helped in areas including: Employment Law,  Business Services, Dispute Resolution and Banking and Finance Litigation.

She previously worked as a paralegal in regulatory law with a focus on healthcare. Prior to the completion of her legal studies with the University of Law, Dayna was awarded a BA Hons in Political Science with Philosophy from the University of Birmingham.

Dayna said: “I’m incredibly proud to qualify as a solicitor with Ellis Jones Solicitors and look forward to forging long-term, trusting relationships with clients and finding creative solutions to complex problems.

''It is important to me that my advice is not only thorough but as clear and straight forward as possible.”

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Tom Kilkelly started working as a freelance journalist for The Business Magazine following his graduation from UCL in 2022.

During his studies Tom became very interested in the works of Irish authors including Samuel Beckett and Flann O'Brien (Brian O'Nolan).

His current role as a freelance business reporter is his first exposure to the world of business journalism. Working at TBM has given Tom the chance to really get to grips with the goings-on in the business hive that is the South East.

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