Experience

I am a first-year Trainee Solicitor at Bates Wells. I’m currently undertaking my second seat in the Dispute Resolution Department.

My first seat was in the Charity & Social Enterprise Department, I also assisted the Data Privacy Team with a data audit for a charity. I assisted with a broad range of charity matters, including charity registrations, formation, applications to the Charity Commission, governance and legal structures and commercial contracts/agreements.

  • I assisted with providing a response to an allegation of copyright infringement. I assisted with providing advice to a charity on their contractual obligations in light of the Covid-19 pandemic.
  • I have assisted with drafting Court applications, supporting documents and the associated filings.
  • I have conducted legal research for fee-earners in the team on a wide range of issues.
  • I have contributed to the department’s knowhow meetings, reporting on legal and case law updates.

Qualifications and career

  • University of Surrey, LLB, 2015
  • Vice President Community and Trustee of University of Surrey Students’ Union, 2015-2016
  • Paralegal, Surrey County Council, 2016-2019
  • The University of Law, Legal Practice Course, 2019
  • Trainee Solicitor, Bates Wells, 2019 – present

Pro bono, memberships, and appointments

  • Member of Bates Wells Information Law Group