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Katie Bonnard

Trainee Solicitor

Wakefield

01904 615 529

katie.bonnard@ramsdens.co.uk

 

Katie is a Trainee Solicitor currently in her second seat in the Family Law Department. She has also worked in the Child Law Department and the Conveyancing Team as a Trainee Solicitor and in the Private Wealth and Succession Team as a Legal Assistant.

Katie completed her LLB Undergraduate Degree at the University of Reading in 2020 and her LPC Masters at Leeds Beckett University in 2023.

Katie currently leads the Ramsdens Ramblers. Last year the team completed the Yorkshire 3-Peaks Challenge and raised over £5,000 for the Yorkshire Air Ambulance charity. They are also taking on the marathon length Macmillan Mighty Hike set in the Yorkshire Dales in Summer 2024.

Katie is also a mentor for York University students under the Ramsdens Mentoring Scheme and holds a free Legal Clinic at a local women’s refuge regularly.

 

What are your career highlights so far?

"I have worked closely with the charity, IDAS, throughout my time at Ramsdens. I hold a regular Legal Clinic at the Women’s Refuge in York alongside the Personal Injury and Abuse Team and have given presentations to IDAS in relation to Family Law matters and the Criminal Injury Compensation Scheme. 

As part of the York Young Professionals Group, I liaise with other professionals in the area who are also in the early stages of their careers including estate agents, financial advisors and other aspiring solicitors - who Ramsdens work closely with to retain connections and expand my professional network. 

I am extremely proud to have secured a training contract at Ramsdens and to have worked within the Family, Care and Conveyancing departments so far. I also completed my first hearing in the Care Department and hope to continue improving my advocacy skills in my remaining seats."

 

Blogs that Katie has written include:

 

What is one legal myth that you’d love to dispel?

"A Pre-Nuptial Agreement is a persuasive document and is not legally binding!" 

 

What made you want to work in your sector?

"With the aim of qualifying as a Solicitor I wanted to secure a training contract so that I could experience an array of legal work in different areas of Law. As a trainee you complete four seats in different departments over a two year period and gain a breadth of different skills from each one. law embodies problem solving, interpersonal skills and as an ever-evolving profession, It never fails to provide its challenges. I knew a career in law would keep me feeling accomplished and on my toes throughout my working life and I look forward to overcoming many more hurdles in the future."   

 

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