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.  
Rachel Linberg

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.  
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Sonia Bamford

Sonia Bamford joined the Aspiring Solicitors team in August 2016. She qualified as a solicitor in 2003, having trained at Herbert Smith LLP.She then worked as an employment lawyer at Bird & Bird LLP for six years before practising at a niche employment law firm in Kent.  

SUPPORTING ORGANISATIONS

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Bird and Bird Aspiring SolicitorsBristowsChadbourneClyde&Co - Aspiring SolicitorsDechert - Aspiring Solicitors
DentonsFreshfields - Aspiring SolicitorsHogan Lovells- Aspiring SolicitorsHolman-fenwick-willanMayor Brown
Lexis NexisMacfarlanes- Aspiring SolicitorsNabarroNorton Rose FulbrightReed Smith - Aspiring Solicitors
Shearman Aspiring SolicitorsSimmons & SimmonsSimmons & SimmonsStephenson HarwoodTaylor Wessing
Throwers & HamlinsTravers Smith

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

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

Dominique Hibell

Future Trainee Solicitor Shoosmiths I recently graduated with a First Class Honours Law Degree from Keele University

James Newton

Future Trainee Solicitor Clyde & Co I am a non-law graduate in History from the University of