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James Newton

Law School Attended

Trainee Solicitor | Clyde & Co LLP

Profile Highlights:

  • Gay (LGBT)
  • Dyslexic
  • State school educated
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Being a white-male-Oxford-graduate, I do not usually stand out as particularly diverse. To quote Chris, I look and sound like a “stereotypical lawyer”. But, as AS has championed since its founding, diversity is more than that which meets the eye. I am also state-school educated, dyslexic and LGBT+.

Before starting at Clyde’s, I studied a non-law degree before moving onto the GDL and LPC at BPP (London). I also did a number of work experience placements in-house, at City law firms, the CAB, and a handful of mini-pupillages. I have also been a professional ambassador for over 3 years and a member of AS’s Junior Advisory Board for 2 years.

I, therefore, hope that I will be able to use some of that experience to help you start a successful career in the law! If you have any questions, queries or thoughts that you would like to send my way then please do!

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