Co-op Legal Services Awards 17 Training Contracts

28 September 2017

Co-op’s Legal Services business has awarded 17 contracts as part of its trainee solicitor scheme this year.

The trainees, who will begin their training from the end of September, include a range of internal and external candidates and will join Co-op’s offices in Bristol, Manchester and Sheffield. They will rotate across four different legal practice areas including Probate Operations, Trusts, Employment Law and Family Law to complete their two-year programme. From 2019, there will be two intakes of trainees in March and September.

Caoilionn Hurley, Director of Legal Services, said:

“I am delighted to welcome these new trainee solicitors into Co-op Legal Services and look forward to seeing how they develop their careers with us. Developing talent from within the business is something that we always aim to do and this year, we are pleased to expand our intake of new trainees. ”

Co-op Legal Services is part of the Co-op Group and has almost 400 staff based in Manchester, Bristol, Sheffield and London. It prides itself on offering expert legal advice without the jargon to members of the Co-op Group and to the general public.

The business’ other legal service areas include Wills, personal injury and conveyancing.

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Notes to editors

Established in 2006, Co-op Legal Services is now one of the leading providers of Probate and Estate administration in England and Wales. The business acquired Sheffield-based Collective Legal Solutions Group Limited, a provider of Wills, Trust and Probate services, in 2016.

About The Co-op:

The Co-op, one of the world’s largest consumer co-operatives, with interests across food, funerals, insurance, electrical and legal services, has a clear purpose of championing a better way of doing business for you and your communities. Owned by millions of UK consumers, The Co-op operates a total of 3,750 outlets, with more than 70,000 colleagues and an annual turnover of approximately £10 billion.

Home to the UK’s leading funeral provider, Co-op Funeralcare conducts almost 100,000 funerals annually across over 1,000 funeral homes. Combined with its leading legal services business, the Co-op is also a national provider of later life products and services ranging from funeral plans, through to wills and probate.