TWO trainee solicitors at Essex law firm Birkett Long have seen their hard work and commitment recognised as they move up the ranks to become fully-qualified solicitors. 

Caroline Woodham, top, and Ella Johnson, above, both 27, have completed a two-year training contract with the firm and are now looking forward to further building their careers and case load. 

Caroline, who grew up in Essex and studied law at Cardiff University, joins the wills, trusts and probate team at Birkett Long’s Chelmsford office. 

She said: “Birkett Long offers high-quality training which meant that I could become involved in all aspects of the firm and work directly with experienced lawyers and clients from the outset.” 

Ella, from Rayleigh, studied law at the University of Essex and now joins the divorce and family team at Birkett Long’s Colchester office. She chose a career in the legal profession for the variety the role offers.