Charlotte becomes a fully qualified solicitor

Charlotte Woodward, of Shropshire law firm Hooper Burrowes Legal, is celebrating after successfully completing her training contract to become a fully qualified solicitor.

Mrs Woodward has gained experience across a wide range of practice areas over the last two years and is now specialising in Wills, lasting powers of attorney and the administration of estates.

She joined the company, based at Battlefield Enterprise Park, Shrewsbury, in January 2012, five months after it was launched by established county solicitor John Burrowes.

“In that time the company has grown enormously to include five practising solicitors and a team of office staff. Working alongside people who have been professional lawyers for 20 or 30 years has given me access to a wealth of knowledge and experience,” she said.

“Becoming a solicitor is the realisation of the goal I’ve held for many years. I’m very excited about the future and the continuing development of my role at Hooper Burrowes Legal.”

Managing director Mr Burrowes said: “Charlotte has excelled during her period of training. She has hit the ground running and is very much an integral part of the team.”

Mrs Woodward graduated with honours in law LLB from the University of Leicester in 2009 and passed the postgraduate Legal Practice Course with distinction in 2010.

She grew up in Oxfordshire and moved to Shropshire in 2000 when her father, Robin Hooper, took up the post of chief executive at the former Shrewsbury and Atcham Borough Council. Mr Hooper is now a director of the firm. He specialises in local government and planning law.

Mrs Woodward lives in Leegomery, Telford, with her husband John, an auditor.

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