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Trainee of the Year joins Clarion corporate team’s rising stars

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Kaira Clarehugh, who was recently named Trainee of the Year in the Yorkshire Legal Awards, has joined Clarion as an associate.

Kaira Clarehugh, who was recently named Trainee of the Year in the Yorkshire Legal Awards, has joined Clarion as an associate.

Kaira joins from Needle Partners where she spent three years as a legal assistant and a trainee solicitor within its corporate and commercial divisions.  Prior to that, she worked as a legal executive for an international corporate law firm in Kuala Lumpur.  Kaira graduated from Manchester Metropolitan University with a Bachelor of Laws with French (LLB) in 2008 before undertaking her Masters in Business Law at Universite de Toulouse.

In October, Kaira was named the Yorkshire Legal Awards’ Trainee of the Year.  She joins other up-and-coming talent in Clarion’s corporate team, including associates Sarah Harrison and Rachael Stockley.  Sarah and Rachael both qualified into the team after training at Clarion and have played a key part in many of the teams transactions this year. 

Clarion senior partner and head of the corporate team Richard Moran comments: “It’s fantastic to see real talent coming through within our growing corporate team.  Not only does Clarion continue to attract some of the brightest stars within the profession, but we are also successfully developing our own young talent.

“Kaira will be a great addition to our 12-strong team. We have had an excellent year and as the deals landscape gathers momentum, it is vital that firms invest in nurturing the next generation of legal talent.  At Clarion, we are committed to ensuring that our colleagues feel valued and can progress their careers with us.”

Kaira adds: “Clarion has a great reputation as one of the most dynamic firms in the Yorkshire legal market and boasts one of the largest and most respected corporate teams in the region.  I am looking forward to learning from such experienced colleagues and working with innovative, growing businesses.”

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Picture shows: Kaira Clarehugh (far right) with Rachael Stockley (centre) and Sarah Harrison

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