Riverview Law, the fixed-priced legal services business, is doubling investment in its staff learning and development programme in the next financial year and has awarded six new solicitor training contracts starting in October 2015. Riverview’s new solicitor training programme awarded seven members of staff with a two-year training contract when it launched in September 2014. The latest cohort takes the total number of trainee solicitors at the business to thirteen. Unique to Riverview, the scheme is only open to existing staff and specifically to individuals who have been employed by the business for at least six months and have completed a successful probation period. The new trainees are: Suzanne Betts, Lydia Preece, Mark Rand, Chloe Smith, Sophia Suleman and Ruth Warburton. Riverview Law’s Operations Director, Katy Robson, says: “We are thrilled to be able to build on the success of our inaugural solicitor training scheme and delighted that we are able to offer six more trainee contracts this year. Our strong commitment to staff training and development enables us to cultivate existing talent within our business. We wish our new trainees the best of luck as they start their first year.” Director of Legal Services at Riverview Law, Steven Zdolyny, explains how the business is committed to the ethos of ‘growing our own’: “Recruiting from our existing talent pool means that candidates already fit our business and our values. We have been very open in saying that we believe that the future leaders of Riverview Law are among those in our business today. “As we continue to win blue chip customers and grow existing contracts, we will continue to recruit, train and progress talented people within our business. For this reason, we have doubled the amount that we will invest in our learning and development programme in the next financial year.” Further details about careers at Riverview Law can be found here.