MEET THE TEAM

Chris White

Chris White

Chris is the Founder of Aspiring Solicitors. He is a qualified solicitor having trained at a leading US law firm and also practiced as a corporate solicitor at a leading global law firm in London for over three years.
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Gemma Baker

Gemma Baker joins Aspiring Solicitors after nine years as a Graduate Recruitment & Development Manager at Ashurst and Mayer Brown and five years at Kaplan, where over two-thirds of the students who regularly consulted her obtained a training contract.
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Jeniz White

Jeniz White joins Aspiring Solicitors as Communications and Student Manager after working with both Chris and Gemma for several months whilst applying for training contracts.Prior to obtaining her training contract, Jeniz studied Law at the University of Leicester, where she graduated in 2014.
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Justine Fitzpatrick

Justine Fitzpatrick joins Aspiring Solicitors as an Executive Assistant. Justine’s previous experience includes working for a local firm of solicitors in their commercial property division for just over a year and prior to that worked for Norton Rose Fulbright.  
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Tineka Ashley

Tineka Ashley joins Aspiring Solicitors as a Social Media Assistant. Tineka is a proud mother of an amazing daughter called KiKi and is currently also studying at Birkbeck University.  
Rachel Lindbeg Student Manager

Rachel Lindberg

Rachel joins Aspiring Solicitors as Student Manager. She is a future trainee solicitor at Hogan Lovells and attended a non-Russell Group University and was state school educated.  

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

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Bird and Bird Aspiring SolicitorsBristowsChadbourneClyde&Co - Aspiring SolicitorsDechert - Aspiring Solicitors
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Senior Advisory Board

Funke Abimbola

General Counsel & Company Secretary (Roche UK) I am a senior leader for Roche, the world’s largest

Justine Thompson

Senior Diversity and Inclusion Manager (Baker & McKenzie) I am the Inclusion & Diversity Manager at Baker

Barry Matthews

Director of Legal Affairs & Third Party Sales (ITV) I was a youth worker for 11 years

David Jackson

Global Head M&A Legal (Barclays) Having obtained A-levels in French, German and Drama, I wanted to study

Junior Advisory Board

Alexandra Simpson

Future Trainee Solicitor Norton Rose Fulbright In 2015, I graduated from UCL with a degree in Modern

Henna Malik

Future Trainee Solicitor at Trowers & Hamlins I am a career changer, from professional photography to law.

Kaiden Basi

Future Trainee Solicitor Clyde & Co I graduated from The University of Birmingham where I read Law

Tanya Sadoughi

Future Trainee Solicitor at Linklaters LLP After finishing my GCSEs and A-levels at a state school, I