I went to a rural state comprehensive school in Gloucestershire and then went on to study Law at the University of Nottingham. Growing up, I didn’t know anyone who was a lawyer (and very few people who were “professionals”) so looking back I am not sure what initially drew me to a career that I knew very little about. University gave me the opportunity to not only develop my academic interest in law, but also to find out more about the legal profession and the City in general.

In my final year of University, I secured a training contract with Berwin Leighton Paisner (now Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner). I started with the firm as a trainee in 2012, having completed my LPC at the University of Law in London. I qualified into the Commercial Litigation team as an Associate in 2014. I joined Goodwin Procter in 2020 as a Senior Associate in the Litigation team. I advise clients across multiple industries, including private equity, funds, technology and life sciences, and financial services, and have a particular interest in shareholder disputes.

I am a full time working mother, the first in my direct family to obtain a university degree and the first to become a lawyer. As far as I am aware, I am also the only person in my school year to enter the legal profession, and one of a handful of people from the years above and below me at school to pursue a career in the City. I am passionate about encouraging talented young people from diverse backgrounds to find out more about becoming a lawyer and pursuing a career in the law. It can be a daunting process and it is important to have the right support in place to help unlock future potential.

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