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Personal injury career for successful Williamsons trainee


Yana Garvey has joined Williamsons Solicitors’ personal injury department following a training contract with the firm and subsequent qualification.

She was admitted to the Solicitors Regulation Authority’s roll of solicitors on November 1 following two years with the East Yorkshire firm and gaining experience in a number of departments.

Yana will deal with all types of claims including employers’ liability, public liability and road traffic accident claims as part of Williamsons’ seven-strong personal injury team.

“Following an interesting and thorough grounding at the firm, I was given the opportunity to take a permanent position in the department and it’s an area that interests me and in which I enjoy working ,” she said.

“When someone’s life has been changed as a result of forces outside their control, it is satisfying to play a part in their recovery, guiding them through the process and in helping them to get the compensation they deserve.”

Bill Waddington, director at Williamsons Solicitors, said: “We were delighted to be able to offer a training contract to Yana and it is very rewarding for us to be able to offer her a full time post. She has proved herself to be an asset to the firm and we congratulate her on qualifying.”

Yana joins personal injury specialist and head of department Jim Suthers and his team.

Before starting her training contract with Williamsons, Yana gained a law degree from the University of Hull, a legal practice certificate from the University of Law in Leeds and experience with other practices in Hull and York. She moved to Hull as a child from the Ukrainian capital Kiev.

  • The Solicitors Regulation Authority controls admission to the profession, and is an independent arm of the Law Society
  • Williamsons Solicitors has head offices in Hull with branches in Beverley, Driffield and Bridlington. It employs more than 130 people comprising expert solicitors and skilled support staff.

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