Meet some of our colleagues and hear what have to say about their experiences of learning and progression through The Bott Academy.
“I feel extremely privileged to have graduated from CILEx. It just goes to show that hard work and dedication really can pay off.
I have faced challenges along the way, but they made me even more determined to succeed.
The support I received from Bott Academy, my family, as well as colleagues, can’t go unnoticed.”
Ian Lord, Litigation Fee Earner, Road Traffic Accident Department.
“…I am very proud to have qualified through CILEx; it is an incredibly demanding process when done via distance learning alongside a full-time job. The whole process has enabled me to gain hands on practical legal experience, at the same time as improving my knowledge of the law.
It has undoubtedly helped me improve the day-to-day running of my files, while providing me with the legal recognition of my peers. It also allows me to maximize my profitability to the firm by entitling me to bill at the same rate as solicitors with similar levels of experience…”
Nick Spain, Senior Multi Track Fee Earner, Road Traffic Accident Department.
“…After studying Law at university for a year, I decided a legal apprenticeship would be better suited for me. Experience is vital, and by choosing the apprenticeship route it allows me to apply the technical aspect of learning to the practical tasks.
This gives me first-hand relevant experience, while studying towards my qualifications. Working as an apprentice at Bott and Co means that new challenges await me every day, and I feel like a valuable member of the team…”
Thomas Stokes, Legal Assistant, Holiday Sickness Department.
“…The practical knowledge you will acquire through studying CILEx will be beneficial in implementing legal theory into practice. Along the way I have had many mentors and much support, but the crux of the matter is; it is tough, it is hard, but you will get out of it what you put in – and it is extremely rewarding in the end…”
Sanita Gillespie, Deputy Legal Manager, Road Traffic Accident Department.
“…For me, taking the apprenticeship route instead of going to university was the most logical decision. I knew that I wanted to get into the legal industry but didn’t want to go to university full time – I also didn’t like the thought of not having money and getting into debt!
Working at Bott and Co, not only provides me with the necessary qualifications for the legal sector, it has allowed me to gain the necessary on-the-job experience, confidence, a sense of responsibility, and independence…”
Harriet McCombe, Senior Fee Earner, Road Traffic Accident Department.