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Qualification success, Disputes team growth

Daniella Cha and Connor McNicholl qualify as solicitors and join our Disputes team.

Seeing our trainees qualify and join us as solicitors is always great.  And after two years of recognised legal training with us – and all their hard work – we’re excited to see where Daniella’s and Connor’s careers take them.  We want you to get to know them as well as we do; they are both brilliant, so Daniella and Connor, over to you:

Meet Daniella: “During my seat with the Disputes team, I realised contentious law matched my personality and long-term values.  It is full of action, plot twists and forensic investigating through legal or factual research. The attitude that contentious law demands from litigators is extremely fulfilling for me, and it is certainly an area of law I can see myself developing in and learning continuously. As someone who is also passionate about combatting the climate crisis, I felt most alive and enthusiastic being able to channel my inner advocate in this area of law.

“I’m looking forward to translating my litigious skills to combatting the climate crisis, whether that is one day (hopefully) being involved in a climate litigation case in my career at Greenwoods or through my own pro bono initiatives. The skills gained as a litigator can be helpfully transferred outside the office, and I hope to make an impact for the planet in that regard.”

Meet Connor: “My favourite seat? Construction, of course! I really enjoy working with the construction clients we have at Greenwoods, the variety of work involved (as I advise on contentious and non-contentious construction issues like the rest of my team) and having specialist knowledge.”

I’m looking forward to learning and absorbing knowledge from Construction Partners Lorna Carter and Howard Crossman, as they have incredible construction experience but with different specialisms”.

Huw Wallis, who leads our Disputes team, explains how recruiting Daniella and Connor will benefit our clients:  “It’s great to have two grass-roots lawyers qualify into our team. They are both assets to the team and provide excellent junior support, which helps us to deliver a cost-effective service.

They join us at a great time; we’ve got heavyweight, complex litigation on our desks fascinating cases to experience as newly qualified solicitors. I hoped they would want to join the team while training with Disputes. They both have great technical ability but also special interests, rare for lawyers in the early stages of their careers.  Importantly, they are lawyers you’ll enjoy working with and bring great energy to the team.”

We are always on the lookout for new talent to join us. If you’d like to build your career in a law firm far from identikit, check out our Join Us pages and get in touch. We’d love to hear from you.



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