Olliers Welcomes New Trainee Solicitor Sami Halpern

Written 30th November 2015 by Olliers Solicitors

Olliers Solicitors is delighted to welcome our new trainee solicitor Sami Halpern who joins the firm today.

Sami Halpern – Trainee Solicitor Criminal Defence

Sami has an excellent academic record having received a first class honours degree at the University of Liverpool where he was awarded the George Stern prize. He completed his Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law in Manchester receiving a commendation. Since then he has worked as a paralegal gaining a variety of experience at a number of firms. Sami is committed to a career in criminal defence and relishes the opportunity to develop a career in an area where the stakes are so high.

Sami has also undertaken a variety of voluntary work at Greater Manchester Immigration Aid Unit, Refugee Action Manchester and Salford City Citizen’s Advice Bureau. Sami is also a keen runner and completed the London Marathon in 2015 raising money for Anti-Slavery International.

Matthew Claughton, Managing Director commented:

“I am delighted to welcome Sami on behalf of the entire firm. I trained at Olliers and have remained at the firm ever since as have a large proportion of our solicitors. Whilst the future landscape for criminal defence work remains unclear, there will always be a place for those who are committed to the defence of some of the most vulnerable members of our society. I would like to wish Sami well at Olliers and indeed in his career as a whole.”

Olliers Solicitors – Training Criminal Solicitors

Olliers has a reputation for excellent training with eleven out of our eighteen solicitors having trained with the firm.  Directors Matthew Claughton and David Abbott both trained at Olliers and Sami will be Matthew’s 27th trainee solicitor. Recent qualifiers have gained experience in a wide variety of areas with many having undertaken secondments at outside firms to gain experience of other areas of law. Our most recently qualified solicitor Saskia Abbot qualified earlier this year and recently attended the Newly Qualified Civic Ceremony for newly qualified solicitors at Manchester Town Hall.  

Olliers Solicitors – Specialist Criminal Defence Lawyers

Olliers Solicitors is a specialist criminal defence law firm based in Manchester with facilities in Mayfair, London.  We have five Directors and eighteen Solicitors along with a number of Legal Executives and other experienced lawyers.  We have specialist teams dealing with Fraud, Serious Crime, Sexual Offences, Asset Recovery, Professional Disciplinary matters, Motor Offences, Prison Law and Inquests. Olliers Solicitors is ranked as a Top Tier Crime/Fraud firm in the 2015 edition of the Legal 500 and the 2016 edition of Chambers Directory. Our Managing Director Matthew Claughton is the Modern Law Awards Lawyer of the Year 2015 and is the Manchester Legal Awards Partner of the Year 2015.

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