JLD BB&O Committee Members
I am finishing the last leg of my Training Contract with Kidd Rapinet LLP and qualify at the beginning of July this year into Company and Commercial with Kidd Rapinet.
I am the National Representative liaison for Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire. I bring a lot of enthusiasm to the table and encourage individuals in our local regions to join the JLD BB&O as much as possible and bring new ideas to the table on new events, marketing, and networking.
Having spent the last two years as the Administrator of the BB&O (Inc.) Law Society (BB&O Inc. Law Society), I have extensive background in how Law Societies run and use this knowledge to assist with the growth of the JLD BB&O as much as possible. Outside of the normal working and JLD BB&O, I like to eat (a lot!), travel and try to do as many activities and sports (as my ongoing sports injuries allows) as possible.
I am a Case Manager and future trainee solicitor at Blake Morgan LLP and I am the Website Secretary for the BB&O JLD committee. As Website Secretary I hope to aid the JLD in providing useful and fun events that assist aspiring solicitors to enter the profession and build their professional network.
I am a family solicitor at Penningtons Manches Cooper in Reading. I was recently on the Hertfordshire JLD committee before moving to my new role as Education Secretary for JLD BB&O committee. I am looking forward to getting involved in the committee, meeting new people and supporting a huge range of educational events.
I am a trainee solicitor with Blandy & Blandy Solicitors and a General Member for JLD. I wanted to join the committee in order to both support and benefit from the community of junior lawyers. I hope to assist in continuing the support they provide.
I am a Solicitor specialising in private family law at Rayden Solicitors, having qualified in September 2020.
I initially joined the JLD BB&O Committee in September 2018 as a General Committee Member, and then, in September 2019, I took on the role of Diversity & Inclusion Secretary.
During my time as a Trainee Solicitor, I found the JLD BB&O events to be really insightful and a great place to meet likeminded junior legal professionals. Therefore, in my new role as Marketing Secretary, I take pleasure in helping to promote those events and I hope to encourage many junior lawyers to take advantage of the fantastic opportunities that the JLD BB&O has to offer.
My name is Laura and I qualified as a Court of Protection solicitor in September 2020. I moved to Oxford in February 2021, to work at Royds Withy King Solicitors LLP in their Compensation Protection Unit.
Before moving to Oxford, I worked for 5 and a half years Anthony Gold Solicitors LLP in Central London, 3 years as a paralegal before completing my training contract and staying on as a newly qualified solicitor. My legal journey started after I graduated from the University of Nottingham with LLB Law with European Law and completed my Legal Practice Course at the University of Law, Bloomsbury London.
I joined the BB&O JLD as Treasurer because I am new to the area and would love to build up a network of contacts and provide support and fun events for junior lawyers. Prior to joining, I used to be a committee member for the South London JLD - I really loved being a part of organising useful and fun events for my peers, and hope to continue to do so more locally!
I am a Trainee Solicitor at Herrington Carmichael, qualifying in January 2023. I studied at the University of Exeter and subsequently studied for my LPC MSc in Reading where I grew up. I am looking forward to qualifying into Private Wealth and Inheritance, with a particular interest in complex Estate work and intestacy.
I joined JLD BB&O to broaden my network, and help to coordinate the exciting events that JLD provides for junior lawyers. I was lucky enough to benefit from a strong support network of lawyers when establishing my career and look forward to supporting others.
I am currently a Paralegal at Gardner Leader in the Real Estate team based in the Maidenhead office. I previously studied the LPC at the University of Law in Reading part-time.
I had a desire to join the JLD as I believe it is an excellent opportunity to expand my connections in the area. The JLD is the perfect environment to enable likeminded young legal professionals to forge relationships with their peers.
Having attended a JLD networking event, I found it was a great experience to meet people from other firms, and even get to know my own colleagues better!
In my role as Social Secretary, I am looking at furthering the promotion of the JLD BB&O and I am looking forward to seeing what this role shall bring!