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Bond Turner Recruits New Cohort of Trainees Through the Anexo Academy Programme

Law firm Bond Turner has recruited a number of candidates through The Anexo Academy training programme as part of its aim to nurture the next generation of skilled lawyers in the North West.

The firm has selected 13 individuals as the first cohort of trainees under the scheme, which includes roles across its office locations in Liverpool and Bolton. Candidates were selected as part of a thorough application process which included interviews and an on-site assessment day in Liverpool. In addition to the new candidates, The Anexo Academy will also encompass the firm’s 14 existing trainees as part of this exciting new era for the business.

Bond Turner is one of the firms offering the most training opportunities in the region. The successful applicants will begin their contracts in September 2023 across roles including training contracts, supported SQE and apprenticeships, all designed to support aspiring lawyers in gaining formal legal qualifications.

Candidates will work alongside the firm’s dedicated Training Coordinator Lisa Birchall and Director, Solicitor and Training Principal Sara Stanger to support them throughout their training period. Solicitor Alum Ullah has also recently been promoted to Deputy Training Principal and will play an active role in the development of Anexo Academy trainees.

Lisa Birchall said:

“It has been fantastic to be involved in the initiation of The Anexo Academy and we’re very much looking forward to welcoming candidates to the firm this autumn. Bond Turner has long provided training opportunities and has supported people in gaining their legal qualifications, but The Anexo Academy encompasses multiple routes to qualification across a number of roles per year, making the firm one of the industry leaders in terms of providing development opportunities within the legal field.”

Sara Stanger added:

“As Training Principal and Director I’ve been dedicated to providing opportunities for growth and professional development within Bond Turner, with roles available to both internal and external candidates at varying stages of their careers, from school leavers through to those with existing legal experience.

“As a firm, we are continuing to invest in our training provisions and are delighted to welcome valued Bond Turner solicitor Alum Ullah as Deputy Training Principal. Alum will bring a wealth of experience and knowledge to the role making his support invaluable, while enabling us to further develop future training opportunities.”

“The Anexo Academy was designed to make routes to legal qualification accessible to everyone, while training our future solicitors for a rewarding career ahead at Bond Turner. We are pleased to offer such a large-scale training programme which has attracted such talented individuals in its very first year and look forward to continually developing our teams in the years to come. Whilst Bond Turner has always been passionate about training, The Anexo Academy enables us to offer training via a number of different routes making us one of the most progressive law firms in this regard.”

Director at Bond Turner, Samantha Moss, said:

“Bond Turner prides itself on offering a supportive work environment, developing successful people across our teams. On behalf of Bond Turner, we would like to congratulate the successful Anexo Academy applicants and look forward to working alongside them in the coming months.”

For more information about Bond Turner’s Anexo Academy, visit