A FRESH intake of trainees is providing a new perspective for Blackburn-based law giants Napthens.

Three of the collect, Bethanie Crawford, Stacy Kinsley and Ashleigh Green, are new to the firm.

And their new colleagues Charlotte Bee and Emily Forrester have previously worked for the outfit as paralegals.

All five will now work towards becoming fully-qualified solicitors for the Walker Park based practice.

Shru Morris, Napthens chief executive, said: "We are committed to ensuring that Napthens not only delivers a professional service to our clients but also that we are at the forefront of recruiting and developing young talent in the north west.

Meanwhile three lawyers have earned promotions within the firm, which has offices across the region.

Probate dispute specialist Nicola Turner becomes a senior associate, whilst commercial property lawyers Farhan Saleh and Matthew Parr are both promoted to associates.

The CEO added: “All three promotions are well deserved and are recognition of their ambition and hard work."