A top law graduate who recently completed a prestigious Baroness Cohen Scholarship at BPP Law School in Leeds has begun a new role as a trainee solicitor at Harrogate Family Law.

Laura Mounsey has been working as a paralegal at the North Yorkshire law firm since graduating from Durham University. She recently received a distinction in her core topics at BPP and an award for her pro bono work.

Andrew Meehan, founder and managing director of Harrogate Family Law, said: “Laura is a gifted and talented lawyer who has enhanced our team during her time as a paralegal.

“We are delighted to be able to offer her a position as a trainee solicitor with the firm and look forward to supporting her as she develops her career.”

Laura said: “I have been fortunate enough to work on some interesting and complex cases alongside a highly experienced team during my time at Harrogate Family Law.

“I am pleased to be part of a well regarded and growing law firm that is committed to nurturing my career.”