Leading South East law firm Thomson Snell & Passmore last week saw solicitor Samuel Davies awarded the Kent & East Sussex (Junior Lawyer Divisions) Achievement Award for Trainee Solicitor of the Year 2014.
Samuel received the award on Friday 7th November at the Tunbridge Wells, Tonbridge and District Law Society’s annual dinner, which was held at the Spa Hotel in Tunbridge Wells.
The award is made to the trainee who can demonstrate an outstanding commitment to their firm and the wider community over the year. For the last year, Samuel has been the Secretary of the Kent & East Sussex Junior Lawyers’ Division, which works to bring together junior lawyers in the region for networking and professional development purposes. Samuel is also a Mentor for University of Kent students considering a future career in law. Outside work, Samuel regularly plays for Thomson Snell & Passmore’s cricket and football teams. Samuel was also part of the Jurassic Coast team who walked 100km in aid of Alzheimer’s Society earlier this year, raising more than £10,000 for the charity.
Samuel grew up and worked in West Sussex before joining Thomson Snell & Passmore as a trainee in 2012. Prior to joining he obtained a Distinction in the Legal Practice Course which he studied at the College of Law in Guildford. Samuel has recently joined the Residential Conveyancing team having completed his training contract with the firm in September, where he spent his final six months in this department.
James Partridge, Senior Partner at the firm, said:
Samuel is a valued member of the firm and we are delighted that he has received this award. We place the highest importance on investing in our training programme and as a result we attract trainees of the highest calibre. I have no doubt that Samuel will continue to do very well and I wish him the very best for the future.