Solicitor qualifies after difficult year of juggling training with home schooling


A Wrexham woman who joined one of the region’s largest independent law firms as a conveyancing clerk at their Chirk office and was subsequently offered a training contract with the firm has qualified as a solicitor.

Lauren Blackford joined the residential conveyancing team of Legal 500 listed firm GHP Legal in February 2017. Having completed a degree from the University of Chester in 2010 she gained her Legal Practice Certificate at Chester College of Law and worked for five years as a conveyancing executive with a Cheshire based specialist conveyancing firm before joining GHP Legal.

Specialising in residential conveyancing, including domestic sales and purchases, transfers of equity and re-mortgages, Lauren has had a particularly busy time over the last year as the number of home moves across the UK escalated.

On becoming qualified the Wrexham born and bred solicitor who is now based at firm’s Llangollen office said:

“GHP have been extremely supportive throughout my training contract, but especially so during the pandemic when I have managed to work throughout whilst home-schooling my daughter. The firm has provided flexibility and reassurance when I needed it. Without that I may not have achieved qualification in such difficult times.”

Richard Lloyd, Senior Partner of GHP Legal and head of the firm’s Property department said:

“Lauren has been dedicated to her training during what has been a difficult year for all of us and she fully deserves to have qualified. The conveyancing department at our Llangollen office is currently extremely busy and Lauren is already a valued member of the team.”

Pictured: Lauren Blackford, newly qualified Solicitor in GHP Legal Llangollen office.

  • Published on 6th April 2021