Hugh James wins recruitment award

31 May 2017 | Firm news

Hugh James has scooped an award at the LawCareers.Net (LCN) Training and Recruitment Awards 2017.

The firm was named ‘Best Recruiter – Medium Regional Firm’ after it was nominated by its trainees and newly qualified solicitors (NQs).

LCN Awards - Best Recruiter Medium Regional Firm

Matthew Tossell, senior partner at Hugh James, said:

“To win an LCN Training and Recruitment award is a true honour. Recruitment is of key importance to us as a firm. We always look for the best talent and support our trainees and NQs so that they are encouraged to grow and develop to the best of their ability at the firm.

“Having worked with a range of organisations from the public and private sectors since 1960, we have a strong heritage in Wales. We believe that our heritage and commitment to our staff, as well as the local community, is one of the many reasons why our trainees and NQs enjoy working here. This award win is testament to our commitment for nurturing new talent.”

Over 60 firms from across the UK attended the ceremony which took place at the Merchant Taylor’s Hall in the City of London. HR director Diane Brooks, HR manager Rachel Brooks and partner Gwen Evans where there to represent the firm.

HR director Diane Brooks, HR manager Rachel Brooks and partner Gwen Evans

The awards were set up to identify and laud firms that give their trainees a flying start in the legal profession, from the recruitment process through to supporting and nurturing their burgeoning careers.

Hugh James has always invested and supported the next generation of future legal experts. In 2016, the firm announced it had provided full-time salaried placements to 18 third year Law students at Cardiff University’s School of Law and Politics to help increase the employability of its students.

It also comes following the announcement that firm will be relocating to 100,000 sq ft of office space at Number Two Central Square, to support the company’s continued growth ambitions and provide colleagues with the best possible working environment.

Matthew Broadbent, business development director of LCN, said:

“The LCN awards are a real proving ground. With over 2,000 trainees and NQs surveyed, the awards paint a truly accurate picture of which firms do a great job in recruitment and training. All the nominees should be congratulated as the competition across every category is fierce.”

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