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Ashlie K

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Trainee solicitor | Allen & Overy

Profile Highlights:

  • State school educated
  • First generation to go to university
  • First generation lawyer
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I am a Trainee Solicitor at Allen & Overy (A&O) and I am currently sitting in B5 (Projects, Energy and Infrastructure) for my third seat. I previously sat in B1 (Real Estate Finance and General Corporate Lending) and the Global Securities Group.

I attended a state school in Leicester and I am the first generation of my family to go to university. Before reaching university, I had no legal connections and was unsure of how to pursue a career in commercial law. I joined Aspiring Solicitors during my first year at university and I was fortunate enough to participate in both a legal work experience placement and the Aspire Coaching Programme. The support and guidance provided by my Aspire Mentor throughout the application process was invaluable in helping me to secure a vacation scheme at A&O in 2019.

For me, diversity is important because it allows individuals with different experiences to work together to find alternative solutions to complex issues. A diverse workforce benefits from a creativity of thought and is ultimately better equipped to anticipate and respond to challenges and opportunities.

I understand the challenge of gaining commercial experience and I am more than happy to answer any questions.

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