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  • Third apprentice joins Clarion’s costs team

    Clarion’s costs and litigation funding team is continuing to nurture young talent with the appointment of a third apprentice paralegal.

    Katy Roberts, 18, of Barkisland near Halifax, will study CILEX Level 3 over the next two years, alongside 18 year old Ethan Bradley from Castleford and Hannah Stead, 19 from Ripponden, who both joined the firm’s law costs team in November.

    Clarion partner Andrew McAulay, who leads the costs litigation team, said: “It important to look ahead and invest in the development of the next generation of paralegals and lawyers.  Katy is the fifth apprentice to join Clarion in the last 12 months and we’re proud that three of these enthusiastic young people have become part of our growing team.

    “We have established a national reputation for our expertise in costs litigation, developed from our commercial success as a service department within Clarion and, since 2008, we have extended our specialism in maximising costs recovery to legal firms throughout the UK.  We’re pleased to welcome Katy to the team and look forward to sharing our knowledge with her.”

    Over the last nine years, Clarion has built up the largest in-house legal costs team in the country with an external offering and has developed a national reputation for its specialism in court of protection costs – revenue has grown by almost 200% since 2012.  Last year, its revenue grew by 37% and the 11-strong team works with 125 law firms nationwide, regularly dealing with multi-million pound legal costs disputes arising out of high value personal injury, clinical negligence and commercial litigation claims.

    Having launched its apprenticeship programme four years ago, Clarion has taken on a total of nine apprentices.  The firm has a 130-strong team, including 21 partners, based at its Elizabeth House offices on Queen Street.