A North West law firm has appointed four new trainees to its growing team.

Harrison Drury, which has a branch in Kendal, has been named in the Sunday Times Best Small Companies to Work For list for three consecutive years.

Now Becci Haffner, Robert Orkney, Abbie Seed and Lucy Blezard have been offered training contracts as part of the firm’s 2018 intake of trainees.

Each new trainee will gain experience in different areas of law, spending time with various teams within the firm before choosing their specialist area of practice.

Becci joined Harrison Drury in 2014 and worked as an executive administrator and paralegal while completing her legal studies.

She and Abbie will work with the property litigation team, while Robert starts in the commercial property department and Lucy will train with the employment and regulatory team.

John Chesworth, executive chairman of Harrison Drury, said: “We’ve appointed four new trainees in each of the last four years.

"Once again, we were impressed by the quality of applicants for our training programme.

“We look for people who show promise from a technical point of view, but most importantly have the attributes to offer clients a great service and contribute to our culture and values.

"Becci, Robert, Abbie and Lucy blew us away during the application process.

"We want to make it possible for them to develop a great career with us.”

Harrison Drury has strong links with the education sector, including the Future Leaders in Law programme it runs with the University of Central Lancashire.