A Tunbridge Wells-based lawyer who gained a dual legal qualification after starting as an apprentice has now been named a director of the firm.
Joe Milner joined Loch Associates Group as an administration apprentice in 2013 and studied while working, first gaining a law degree from Canterbury Christ Church University and later being called to the bar.
With the additional qualification, he became what is known as a solicitor advocate, a fully qualified solicitor who can carry out advocacy in court or at a tribunal, similar to a barrister.
As a director at Loch Law, Mr Milner will be responsible for developing the firm’s corporate, commercial, litigation and employment law services.
Attributing his success to the firm’s ‘collaborative and supportive’ atmosphere, he said: “I’m delighted to be appointed as a director of Loch Law and to now be working in partnership with Pam [Loch] who has played such an important and supportive role in my career and success.
“I am also looking forward to working with our team members, to develop their career paths with the Group in the same way I benefited all those years ago,” he added.
Ms Loch, managing director of Loch Associates Group, said: “Joe has shown admirable dedication, shares our ethos and values and is a credit to our team. We are thrilled to be promoting him to director.
“His commitment to our clients, attention to his personal development and mentoring our staff is exactly what we strive for at Loch Associates Group.”