Professional Ambassadors

Kate L

Manager - Regulatory and Commercial Disputes | PwC

Profile Highlights:

  • State School Educated
  • First generation lawyer
  • Sex - senior women
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Profile:

I am a Manager at PwC based in the Regulatory and Commercial Disputes team in London. I trained and qualified with Norton Rose Fulbright LLP in February 2013, moving to PwC in August 2017. Having volunteered as a Professional Ambassador previously, I have since established PwC as the first of the Big 4 to become an affiliate member of Aspiring Solicitors, as part of PwC’s Pro-Bono and Skills Based Volunteering Unit. I run PwC’s collaboration with AS including organising events and managing our Professional Ambassador volunteers.

I attended my local comprehensive school, going on to study Law at Durham University and was elected President of the Law Society in my final year. As a student I volunteered at my local Citizens Advice Bureau and at high street law firms prior to securing vacation schemes with city firms. As a trainee I completed seats overseas in Athens and Dubai, along with various client secondment throughout my career. Getting into a career in law was the first challenge and since I have faced various further hurdles and mountains to climb (including literally – climbing Kilimanjaro in 2017!).

For me, diversity in the legal profession is about widening access to the most able, without judging a person on their background or connections. Diversity produces a wider talent pool which can achieve a more effective, dynamic and ultimately successful workforce. Through working with Aspiring Solicitors I hope to provide practical careers advice and encouragement to assist students in making the most of opportunities available.

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