Muckle celebrates as newly qualified lawyer takes seat in Disputes

Gillian Scribbins (left) and Susan Howe sit in a modern office and smile at the camera.
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We’re delighted to celebrate Newcastle-born Gillian Scribbins’ qualification as a solicitor.

Since starting her training contract with us in September 2020, Gillian has spent 18 months across different practice areas including Construction and Engineering, Banking and Restructuring, and Corporate, before taking her final seat in our expanding Dispute Resolution team.

Gillian said: “Muckle has been supportive throughout my training and qualification, and I am delighted to continue my career here at the firm. It has been a great firm to train with as we get exposure to and responsibility for a breadth of complex and varied matters.

“Working here, you are accepted and appreciated for what you individually bring, and you know your strengths will be recognised.”

Gillian studied both French and German at Bristol University, and completed a Masters in Journalism, before joining Muckle LLP’s Commercial Team as a paralegal after a spell with Northumbria University’s in-house legal team.

Previously, she had worked for a French financial newspaper and the BBC in its Rights, Legal and Business Affairs team.

Susan Howe, Partner and Head of Dispute Resolution, added: “I am delighted that Gillian will continue to develop her career here at Muckle, and in particular in the Disputes team. She has already proven to be a fantastic asset to the team and to our clients, and I know she will continue to do great things.

“As a firm, we are committed to supporting our people in their development and look forward to continuing to help talented young lawyers to grow their careers.”

We have continued our commitment to investing in new talent through our involvement in the North East Solicitor Apprenticeship (NESA) scheme.

Earlier this year, we announced a new partnership with The University of Law (ULaw) through which we’ll support future trainees with their Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

We are growing our award-winning team – to view the latest vacancies please visit our Careers page.