Experience

I am a second-year Trainee Solicitor at Bates Wells. I’m currently seconded to Nesta.

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.

My second seat was in the Dispute Resolution Department. I assisted with drafting and filing applications to Court and supporting documents. In preparation for Court hearings I assisted with instructing Counsel, bundling and drafting statements of costs. I also assisted with drafting pre-action letters in respect of copyright and trademark infringement. I also conducted legal research for fee earners on a wide range of matters.

I am a second-year Trainee Solicitor at Bates Wells. I’m currently seconded to Nesta.

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.

My second seat was in the Dispute Resolution Department. I assisted with drafting and filing applications to Court and supporting documents. In preparation for Court hearings I assisted with instructing Counsel, bundling and drafting statements of costs. I also assisted with drafting pre-action letters in respect of copyright and trademark infringement. I also conducted legal research for fee earners on a wide range of matters.

  • I assisted fee earners with preparation for Court hearings, this involved drafting witness statements, instructions to Counsel, corresponding with the Tribunal and bundling.
  • 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.
  • I assisted with drafting numerous agreements including; settlement agreements, contracts, consultancy agreements and a business continuity policy.

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