Beaumont Legal launches £150,000 academy

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YORKSHIRE law firm Beaumont Legal has invested £150,000 in a training academy to support its growth plans.

Last year, the company revealed that it planned to become one of the country’s biggest providers of conveyancing services. It is also expanding its range of legal services. A year on, the Wakefield firm’s headcount has grown from 50 to more than 120 people, and its £5m turnover is forecast to double this year. Adele Barker, the director of conveyancing and Sarah Thornton, the firm’s training manager, have developed a training team led by three solicitors. The firm has launched an academy that will benefit up to 20 employees at a time. Academy recruits will progress through five levels of conveyancing modules. New employees can progress from graduate to team leader within three and a half years, while those joining the firm at a higher level will gain refresher training from the academy four times a year.

Nick Masheder, head of conveyancing at Beaumont Legal, added: “Our aim is to develop the next conveyancing stars of the future, but to do that you need strong foundations.”