After getting a first-class honours degree, Ellie Kenyon started at Backhouse Jones on January 2016 as a paralegal in the road regulatory department, which was then followed by a successful two-year training contract. However, one of the most notable dates in Ellie’s career will be 2 March 2020 when she officially joins the roll of qualified solicitors at the Law Society.
During Ellie’s training she has enjoyed various legal ‘seats’ within Backhouse Jones including employment; road regulatory; defendant insurance litigation; and most recently dispute resolution. Ellie also worked in the competition team assisting on matters such as the ground-breaking truck cartel case.
Now fully qualified, Ellie will continue to work within the firm’s dispute resolution department whilst also assisting the competition team.
When questioned about her training highlights, Ellie says she “appreciates the experience of working on large cases like the truck cartel and has enjoyed how varied the work is in each different department at Backhouse Jones, meaning that each seat equips a trainee with new skills. I have learnt that, during your training, you have to spend a lot of time outside of your comfort zone in order to gain the best experience.”