Partner | Dechert LLP
- Ethnic minority
- Non-Russell Group university
I am a Partner in the Corporate & Securities group (focussing on Leveraged Finance) at Dechert LLP, and have been a trainee supervisor for a number of years both at Dechert and at my previous firm. Alongside being a trainee supervisor I have also always been active in graduate recruitment which, since being at Dechert, has given me insight into the Aspiring Solicitors platform.
I think the barriers to entry into law still exist, and so it’s reassuring to come across a platform like Aspiring Solicitors which has been set up to assist breakdown some of those barriers. Not least because from a business perspective it is important to have a diverse workplace that reflects the increasingly diverse society we live in. Added to that, in my experience, a lot of the basis of those barriers to entry become much less of a focus when you actually get into, and start progressing, your legal career. I would be happy to offer guidance and insight (based on my legal career and experiences) to Aspiring Solicitors members.