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    Hannah Rolph

    Head of Graduate Recruitment, Allen & Overy

    Hannah Rolph is Head of Graduate Recruitment at Allen & Overy LLP.

    She read Psychology at Cardiff University and carried out a Masters of Science in Occupational Psychology at the University of Sheffield.
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    Alexandra Roots

    Graduate Recruitment Officer, Shearman & Sterling LLP

    Alexandra has of recent, joined the Graduate Recruitment Team at Shearman & Sterling LLP. She was previously, Graduate Recruitment Advisor at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP as well as a Recruitment Assistant focusing on Partner Recruitment at Evershed Sutherland LLP.

    Alexandra has a bachelor's degree in Musical Theatre from the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland.

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    Chloe Muir

    Senior Graduate Recruitment Manager, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

    Chloe is a Senior Graduate Recruitment & Development Manager at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. Prior to this, Chloe was a Graduate Recruitment Advisor for Reed Smith LLP and a Recruitment Consultant for Hydrogen Group.


    Chloe is a graduate of the University of Essex, having read Sociology and Criminology.

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    Rowena To

    Senior Recruitment Manager, Hydrogen Group

    Rowena is Senior Manager at Hyrdogen Group, a global specialist recruitment business placing private practice and in-house lawyers in law firms, companies and organisations in over 50 countries.

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    Clement Fondufe

    Senior Partner & Co-Head of Africa Practice, Latham & Watkins LLP

    Clement Fondufe is a project finance Partner at Latham & Watkins LLP and Co-Head of Latham & Watkin's Africa Practice. Following a Master's in Law at Harvard University, he started his career in the New York office of White & Case LLP, where he became partner after only 8 years. Clement then joined Latham & Watkins LLP, having been based in the Paris and London offices.

    Clement is both New York and Paris qualified and is a Registered Foreign Lawyer with the Solicitors Regulation Authority.

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    Ariel White-Tsimikalis

    Partner, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

    Ariel is a Partner at BCLP in the M&A and Corporate Finance department. Prior to this, she was European Counsel at Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP specialising in equity capital markets transactions. She carried out secondments to Goldman Sachs, Jefferies LLC's and Citibank.

    She completed her training contract at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and qualified into the corporate department. Ariel then spent 7 years at Latham & Watkins LLP.

    Ariel read Law and Politics at The University of Edinburgh where she participated in the Erasmus Student Exchange at the University of Oslo.

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    Kennedy Talbot QC

    Barrister, Queen's Counsel

    Kennedy Talbot QC is a senior barrister and Queen's Counsel at the Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC.  Kennedy has appeared before the Supreme Court in eight cases since 2000. He is the Chairman of the Proceeds of Crime Lawyers’ Association and has lectured at the United Nations, International Monetary Fund and the Council of Europe.

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    Faisal Osman

    Barrister, 33 Chancery Lane

    Faisal is a Barrister at 33 Chancery Lane, The Chambers of Andrew Mitchell QC. He was previously a barrister at Furnival Chambers and Argent Chambers. He specialises "in the domestic and international civil recovery elements of commercial wrongdoing disputes. He regularly advises claimants and third parties on asset recovery matters, and also handles confiscation, fraud and regulatory enforcement..." (Chambers and Partners 2017)

    Faisal advises and acts in civil and criminal commercial wrongdoing disputes particularly in cases with foreign dimensions (with a focus on the DIFC Court). His core work revolves around domestic and international civil and criminal asset recovery on behalf of governments and commercial organisations and the worldwide enforcement of judgments and awards. His work also includes commercial litigation, corruption, fraud, regulatory enforcement, sanctions and professional discipline.

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    Amina Mirza

    Former Associate, PwC Legal LLP

    Amina Mirza is a corporate associate who trained at PwC Legal LLP. Prior to her training contract, she was a paralegal with PwC Legal LLP for 6 months and interned at the United Nations (Pakistan Mission), Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, Reed Smith LLP and Clyde & Co LLP. Her work and internship experience was carried out in Dubai, London and New York.

    Amina read law at Kings College London, where she was Secretary of the KCL Law Society, Vice-President of the Pro Bono Society and part-took in various debating competitions.

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    Kate Chapman

    Senior Associate (New York), Allen & Overy LLP

    Kate is a Senior Associate in Allen & Overy LLP's New York office. Kate's practice focuses on leveraged finance and general banking. 

    Kate trained at Lawrence Graham LLP in London and was the first trainee to carry out a secondment to their Dubai office. After qualifying into Banking with Lawrence Graham LLP, Kate joined Allen & Overy LLP's office in Doha, Qatar where she spent four years. Kate also carried out two client secondments in Doha with leading investment and commercial banks.

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    Rama Salih

    Senior Lawyer, Legal Affairs Department (Dubai)

    Rama Salih is a Lawyer at the Government of Dubai Legal Affairs Department. She was previously an Advisory Lawyer at the Government Legal Department in London. She graduated studying Modern Languages at the University of Oxford and joined Slaughter & May LLP as a trainee. Rama then spent a year as an Associate in General Financing and undertook a secondment in Hong Kong. She left private practice to advise the government on a range of policy and litigation matters in relation to EU social security coordination, including the drafting of the EU Withdrawal Agreement (Brexit).

    Rama carried out a vacation scheme at Slaughter & May LLP and an internship at the Sudanese Embassy with the Sudanese delegation to UNESCO in Paris. 

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    Safal Ahluwalia

    Associate, Kirkland & Ellis

    Safal is an Investment Funds Law Associate at Kirkland & Ellis. He trained at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP following his role as a paralegal at Slaughter & May. 

    He studied law at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences and carried out vacation schemes at legacy firm Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP and Dentons LLP.

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    Seb Wallace

    Former Associate, Allen & Overy LLP

    Seb is a Venture Capital Investor at Triple Point Investment Management. He previously worked in the corporate Mergers & Acquisitions team at Allen & Overy where he completed over £30bn worth of global venture capital, real estate and public M&A transactions. During his 4 years at Allen & Overy, Seb was seconded to Johannesburg and was part of the team that established the Allen & Overy Johannesburg office.

    Over his career, Seb has worked on venture deals with both private venture funds and corporate venture capital teams. He is an active seed investor and is a board adviser to London-based hospitality start-up Nightkey. He is also a governor of a school in Westminster, and was the youngest finance committee chairman elected by the school. Seb graduated from Manchester University with a First Class Honours in Law and is fluent in Spanish.

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    Alia A. A. Ahmed

    Former Latham & Watkins LLP and Allen & Overy LLP

    Alia is a corporate lawyer qualified in the State of New York. Alia has as of recent, left private practice and completed an academic program with Stanford University focused on Entrepreneurship and Innovation. She is a co-founder of In.coming.   

    By way of background, Alia started her career with Latham & Watkins LLP, where she spent three years in the London and Dubai offices focusing on corporate and debt capital market transactions. Following which, Alia joined Allen & Overy LLP, focusing purely on mergers and acquisitions. During her time at Allen & Overy, Alia was an active member of the Africa Practice and was the Pro Bono Representative for the office. Alia also led and created a collaboration between Allen & Overy and Ellevate, a global professional women’s network of 30,000 run by the former CEO of Merrill Lynch. Alia then moved to legacy firm Chadbourne & Parke LLP (now Norton Rose Fulbright LLP) and continued working on global corporate transactions.

    Before qualification, Alia carried out vacation schemes at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP, Clyde & Co LLP and the Legal Department of NASDAQ Stock Exchange. 

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    Nikeeta Mahay

    Senior Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

    Nikeeta is a mid-level employment associate at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. She completed secondments at Credit Suisse, O2 and MUFG. Prior to her training contract, Nikeeta carried out vacation schemes at DLA Piper LLP, CMS Cameron Mckenna LLP and Douglas Wemyss Solicitors LLP.

    Nikeeta read Law at Durham University.

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    Tamsin Hoque

    Associate, Lewis Silkin LLP

    Tamsin is an associate at Lewis Silkin LLP. She trained at PwC Legal LLP where she qualified into the Data Protection team, specialising in Data Privacy. Prior to her training contract she carried out a Slaughter & May LLP insight day and a vacation scheme at Linklaters LLP.

    Tamsin read law at the University of Sussex.

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    Tim Sydor

    Senior Associate, PwC legal LLP

    Tim is a corporate solicitor at PwC Legal LLP focusing on private equity transactions. Tim trained at King & Wood Mallesons SJ Berwin and spent 6 years in their corporate department.

    Tim read Philosophy at the University of St. Andrews and completed his Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course at BBP University.

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    Daniel Burnand

    Associate, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

    Daniel is an associate in the Real Estate team at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, where he also trained. He read history at Leeds University and carried out a Masters in race and resistance.

    Prior to starting his training contract, he gained work experience in the marketing and business development team in a construction firm in Vietnam. Further, Daniel carried out vacation schemes at Speechley Bircham LLP and Macfarlanes LLP.

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    Yaxin Zhang

    Lawyer, Hewlett Packard Enterprise

    Yaxin is a corporate and mergers & acquisitions lawyer at Hewlett Packard Enterprise. She trained at PwC Legal LLP and qualified into the corporate department. Whilst at PwC Legal LLP, she carried out a secondment to Hewlett Packard Enterprise.

    Yaxin read law at Kings College London and carried out her legal practice course at the University of Law in Moorgate.

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    Lucia Azzi

    Trainee, Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

    Lucia Azzi is an incoming Trainee at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP. She is the former President of the Cambridge University Law Society and carried out vacation schemes at Sidley Austin LLP, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP.

    Whilst reading law at the University of Cambridge, she carried out insight days at Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer LLP, Sidley Austin LLP, Slaughter & May LLP, Bristows LLP and Hogan Lovells LLP. Lucia is a member of Bright Network’s International Women’s Day Student Leadership Board.

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    Mohammad Bagash

    Trainee, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

    Mohammad Bagash is a trainee solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. He read Law at the London School of Economics and, throughout his higher education, submitted 3 applications to law firms.

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    Justin Farrance

    Trainee, Allen & Overy LLP

    Justin is an incoming Trainee at Allen & Overy LLP and a proud member of the LGBT community. As president of the Warwick Law Society, he was the first ever Non-Law President in the UK and was awarded 'President of the Year' at the Warwick SU Awards and 'Best Law Society Overall in the UK'. Justin completed internships with Simmons & Simmons LLP, Allen & Overy LLP, Clyde & Co LLP and Ashurst LLP.

    Justin read management at the Warwick Business School and spent the summer working as part of The Royal Household at Buckingham Palace.

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    Reiss Palmer

    Court Advocate, LPC Law

    Reiss is a Court Advocate at LPC Law. He carried out mini-pupillages at 5 Essex Court Chambers, Field Court Chambers and Outer Temple Chambers. Reiss also gained Marshalling experience at Inner London Crown Court with Judy Khan QC and attended an open day at legacy firm, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP.

    Reiss is a graduate of the School of Oriental and African Studies having read Chinese and Law, during such time he completed a year abroad in Beijing, China.

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    Rohin Ghosh Dastidar

    Trainee, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

    Rohin is a trainee at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP. He read law at Bristol University where he headed the Commercial Awareness Program at the Bristol Law Club and represented the university at interscholastic debating competitions.

    Rohin carried out vacation schemes at Clifford Chance LLP, Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP, DLA Piper LLP and Hogan Lovells LLP. He also carried out Insight days at Slaughter & May LLP, Clifford Chance LLP, Weil Gotshal & Manges LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and Davis Polk & Wardwell LLP.

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    Celine Honey

    Pupil Barrister, Quadrant Chambers

    Celine is an incoming pupil barrister at Quadrant Chambers. She carried out mini-pupillages at Fountain Court Chambers, Essex Court Chambers, Quadrant Chambers, 4 Stone Buildings Chambers, 3 Verulam Buildings Chambers and 7KBW Chambers. She also carried out a vacation scheme at Skadden, Arps, Slate, Meagher & Flom LLP and Affiliates and insight days at Shearman & Sterling LLP and Slaughter & May LLP.

    Celine read law at the London School of Economics and Political Science where she was Chambers Secretary for the LSE SU Law Society.

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    David Stuart

    Incoming Trainee, Taylor Wessing LLP President, Oxford Law Society

    David is an incoming trainee solicitor at Taylor Wessing LLP. He gained a degree in Classics from the University of Oxford in 2019. At university, he was President of the Oxford Law Society, editor of the LawSoc magazine, and marketing manager of University College Ball. He was also a member of the Oxford Foundry student advisory board.

    David carried out a vacation scheme at Taylor Wessing LLP, working with the firm's Corporate Technology and Private Client teams. He also took part in the Osborne Clarke LLP first year insight scheme. 

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    Shashtika Sundar

    Trainee, Ashurst LLP

    Shashtika is a Master's candidate at the University of Warwick specialising in Corporate Governance and Financial Regulation and is an incoming trainee solictor at Ashurst LLP. She completed internships at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Linklaters LLP, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP, Berwin Leighton Paisner LLP (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP) and Barclays Wealth and Investment Management.

    Shashtika was Co-President of the Warwick Finance Societies and the Vice President of the Warwick Commercial Law Society. She completed open days at the Boston Consulting Group, PwC, Clifford Chance LLP and Slaughter & May LLP.

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    Elizabeth Oladunni

    Incoming Trainee, Slaughter & May LLP

    Elizabeth is an incoming trainee solicitor at Slaughter & May LLP having completed vacation schemes at Clifford Chance LLP; Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Norton Rose Fulbright LLP, Latham & Watkins LLP and Slaughter and May LLP. She also carried out the Early Diversity Internship Program at the Civil Service Fast Stream and reads History & Politics at the University of Oxford.

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    Obianuju Jennifer Okoye

    Trainee, Freshfield Bruckhaus Deringer LLP

    Jennifer is a Trainee Solicitor at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP. She carried out vacation schemes at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Freshfields Bruckhaus Derringer LLP. She also attended Insight days and training sessions at Macfarlanes LLP, King & Wood Mallesons, Allen & Overy LLP, Ashurst LLP, Slaughter & May LLP, White & Case LLP, Hogan Lovells LLP and Travers Smith LLP, amongst others.

    Jennifer read law at the University of Essex, where she was Careers Officer at the Essex Law Society, Liaisons Officer at the Essex Feminist Society, and Treasurer of the Essex Amnesty International Society.

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    Femi Omisore

    Incoming Trainee, Morrison & Foerster LLP

    Femi is incoming at Morrison & Foerster LLP as a trainee solicitor and is a final year Law student at the University of Warwick. She completed a vacation scheme at Mishcon De Reya LLP and the first year scheme at Clifford Chance LLP.

    Femi was the President of the Warwick African & Caribbean Society and regularly volunteers as a mentor for education and empowerment focused organisations.

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    Amith Yedugondla

    Trainee, Allen & Overy LLP

    Amith Yedugondla is incoming at Allen & Overy LLP as a trainee solicitor. Amith cut short a Biochemistry degree in Canada with the University of British Columbia to read Jurisprudence at the University of Oxford. At the University of Oxford, he was President, Membership Office and Verdict Magazine Editor of the Oxford Law Society as well as Co-President of the Oxford Personal Finance & Investment Society. Amith was also a Committee Member of the Oxford Guild and Senior Organiser of the St. John’s Wine and Cheese Appreciation Society.

    Amith carried out Insight days at Herbert Smith Freehills LLP and Vinson & Elkins LLP and the Springboard First Year Programme at Clifford Chance LLP in the Debt Capital Markets Team. Amith Also carried out vacation schemes in Allen & Overy LLP in London with the Corporate – TMT team, and in Allen and Overy LLP's Hong Kong office in the Corporate & Banking Teams.

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    Mohammed Abdullah

    Intern, Allen & Overy LLP and Herbert Smith Freehills LLP

    Mohammed is a final year law student at the University of Westminster. He has completed vacation schemes with Allen & Overy LLP, Herbert Smith Freehills LLP, Addleshaw Goddard LLP and Barclays PLC.

    He is a Debate Mate Lead Mentor responsible for the delivery of afterschool debating sessions to disadvantaged students in state primary schools.

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    Amanda Brown

    Rose Scholar, Hon. Society of the Middle Temple

    Amanda is a Rose Scholar at The Honorable Society of the Middle Temple. Amanda carried out mini-pupillages at 9 Bedford Row Chambers; Farringdon Chambers; Ropewalk Chambers and Furnival Chambers. She marshalled at Southwark Crown Court with HHJ Petar Testar, a Criminal Fraud Judge and at Snaresbrook Crown Court with HJ Kaly Kaul. She also carried out an internship at Prospect Magazine as a high school student.

    She is a graduate of the University of Cambridge where she read English and was Head of the Cambridge Theatre Review.

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    Emike Ahmed

    Intern, Clifford Chance LLP and Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP

    Emike is an incoming Analyst at Barclays Investment Bank. She completed first-year internship programmes at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP, Clifford Chance LLP, Barclays Investment Bank, Teach First and the Civil Service Fast Stream. Subsequently, she did a vacation scheme at Weil, Gotshal & Manges LLP and an Equity Research summer internship at Barclays Investment Bank.

    Emike is a Politics, Philosophy and Economics finalist at the London School of Economics. She Co-Founded the Phoenix Foundation, a social enterprise, which aims to boost women’s employability. Further, Emike was a semi-finalist at the Aspiring Solicitors Commercial Awareness competition.

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    Temi Cole

    Intern, Travers Smith LLP

    Temi studied Law with Social Sciences at the University of Warwick. Throughout her degree, she was involved with the Warwick Law Society as a First Year Representative, Social Secretary and then Vice President. Temi completed a vacation scheme at Travers Smith LLP and attended insight days at Shearman & Sterling LLP, Clifford Chance LLP and RPC LLP.

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    Linny Ng

    Mini-Pupil

    Linny is a final year law undergraduate at the London School of Economics and Political Sciences. She has undertaken ten mini-pupillages in London and Hong Kong at Garden Court Chambers, Liberty Chambers, Admiralty Chambers and Parkside Chambers, to name a few. Linny was also Sub-editor for the UK Supreme Court Year Book and assisted the Editorial Board headed by Dr. Daniel Clarry. 

    Linny is Co-President of the LSESU Penal Reform Society and was an Allison Wetherfield Law Mentor, a one-year legal access programme, which provides underprivileged high school students with information, advice and guidance to gain university admission and succeed in a career in law.