Legal firm goes back to school to help recruits

Thomas Gainsborough School are working with firm of solicitors, Wayman and Long, to provide mentoring for students and help with law studies with a view to offering jobs in the future.''Pictured: Laura Debnam (Year 12 pupil), Carolyn Armstrong (Wayman and Long), Jamie Robinson (Wayman and Long), Wayne Llyod (Head of TGS), Lenny Alexander (Director of Sixth Form) and Craig Howe (Head of Law studies at TGS) ANL-150206-164610009
Thomas Gainsborough School are working with firm of solicitors, Wayman and Long, to provide mentoring for students and help with law studies with a view to offering jobs in the future.''Pictured: Laura Debnam (Year 12 pupil), Carolyn Armstrong (Wayman and Long), Jamie Robinson (Wayman and Long), Wayne Llyod (Head of TGS), Lenny Alexander (Director of Sixth Form) and Craig Howe (Head of Law studies at TGS) ANL-150206-164610009

A firm of solicitors has agreed to mentor budding law students at Thomas Gainsborough School in Great Cornard by setting up a law suite.

Wayman and Long, which has offices in Clare and Sudbury, has agreed to collaborate with the school, helping students interested in the law with their studies, offering advice and guidance – and possibly a job in future.

Partner, Stephen Whisken, said: “This is a long-term commitment, initially with the school’s sixth form but with future plans to involve younger students as well.

“We hope to mentor and sponsor keen students, offering practical work placements with a view to permanent positions within the company.”

Kenny Alexander, director of the school’s sixth form, said: “It is an exciting opportunity for students, staff and parents which I am sure will develop into a very successful long-term partnership.”

A team of five people from Wayman and Long, including two solicitors and its head of conveyancing, will mentor the sixth formers and hopefully younger students in future.

Personal assistant Carolyn Armstrong added: “We want to bring home to students the real story of working in a legal firm. So, we will mentor them at school and set them projects, and even bring them into our two offices so they can see how we work.”