Previous Trainees

Beth Thompson

Associate Solicitor

5 years qualified

Following three fun (but expensive) years in London studying Anthropology for her undergraduate degree, Beth returned home to the North East to complete her GDL and LPC. And having come back, she decided she really didn’t want to be anywhere else.

Her first experience of Muckle came during her time on the vacation scheme which gave Beth a really good opportunity to get to know the Firm and the people here. Everyone was, she says, extremely welcoming and supportive, while the insights she gained made choosing Muckle very easy. Which could explain why she would strongly recommend the vacation scheme to anyone who is considering applying to the Firm.

Beth believes the great thing about Muckle is its culture. People and relationships are, she says, genuinely valued and you aren’t made to feel like just another number. This is in part due to the size of the Firm and the commitment to one office based in Newcastle; a key factor which Beth realises sets Muckle apart from other similar firms. The open-plan seating in the office means everyone is accessible and approachable, bringing the teams together in a way that helps Trainees in particular settle in a lot better in those first few nerve-racking weeks. According to Beth the training offered by Muckle is first rate, with Trainees being given support throughout.

And while being with the Firm has provided Beth with new interests such as being part of the Muckle Runners, she is still involved with activities such as playing netball and travelling whenever she is able to.


Beth Thompson