Previously worked at:
Centre For Human Development
The Forage: Virtual Internship x3
John Brisby QC - 4 Stone Buildings
Hastings Magistrates’ Court
Buss Murton Law LLP
Farrer & Co
Mills and Reeve
Legal work experience
Buss Murton Law LLP | Mar 21 - Now
Typing up audio files in both employment law and family law.
Helping with filing, collating bundles, proofreading documents and helping with general administrative duties.
Legal Project Manager
Centre For Human Development | Dec 20 - Now
Centre for Human Development (CHD) is a women-led organisation working to deliver the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal 5 in the UK. CHD specialises in providing support to the BAME community.
My role as the Legal Project Manager was to oversee two other volunteers and produce accessible information for our beneficiaries. Legislation is often difficult to understand; my role is to rewrite it in a way laymen can understand, making it accessible to our beneficiaries.
I chose to focus on four areas of law, namely employment, family, tenancy agreements and eviction and lastly, immigration and the effect of Brexit.
I also hosted virtual workshops called 'Free Start-Up Sessions for Women Entrepreneurs' and gained an insight into becoming a successful entrepreneur. This has improved my confidence in speaking in front of a camera.
Future Vacation Scheme Attendee
Mills and Reeve | Jun 21 - Jul 21
Future Vacation Scheme Attendee - June - July 2021, Cambridge
Future Vacation Scheme Attendee
Farrer & Co | Apr 21 - Apr 21
Future Vacation Scheme Attendee - April 2021, London
Virtual Experience Program Participant
The Forage: Virtual Internship x3 | Oct 20 - Nov 20
Linklaters Virtual Program - Nov 2020
• Produced a due diligence report for a private M&A deal
• Identified arguments for and against the client’s position for the dispute resolution team.
• Suggested a client implements a CVA due to being cash-flow insolvent.
Kennedys Virtual Work Experience - Nov 2020
• Prepared witness statement in a litigated claim.
• Developed drafting skills, professional communication skills and legal knowledge of
the insurance industry by creating a PowerPoint presentation.
White & Case Virtual Internship - Oct 2020
• Practical tasks completed for Project Finance, Banking and Finance, and Arbitration and Litigation teams.
• Prepared a transaction structure and delivered a short presentation on strategies lenders can adopt to
mitigate counterparty credit risk in African finance transactions.
• Renegotiated the terms of a debt facility.
• Advised an investment bank on which dispute resolution regime it should adopt.
These programs have improved my legal analysis, presentation and drafting skills.
StreetLaw Presentation Training
BPP University | Nov 18 - Nov 18
Member of the team at BPP – passed presentation skills training.
This required to give a presentation to 15 peers on a certain area of law.
John Brisby QC - 4 Stone Buildings | Jun 14 - Jun 14
Shadowed a QC. Opportunity to interact closely with clients and observe a barrister's first-hand in court.
This was my first insight into the workings and formalities of a commercial court case, having the opportunity to listen, observe and learn from a QC delivering a well-prepared argument.
Interacted with clients of John Brisby QC. Gained confidence when talking in these situations and was kindly encouraged to do so my the QC I was shadowing.
This is the work experience that first exposed me to the law environment and one of the experiences that encouraged me to pursue a career in law.
Shadowing a Magistrate
Hastings Magistrates’ Court | Jun 13 - Jun 13
Shadowed a Chairman of Hastings Magistrates’ Court, Sally-Ann Hart, now MP for Hasting and Rye. Spent a week attending court and listening in on cases.
Other work experience
AY Community Services | Oct 20 - Now
The company aims to help vulnerable residents in the community by donating food, offering emotional support and training to unemployed youths.
I am currently changing the legal structure of the company from a CIC to a CIO. I have researched the steps necessary to do this and ensured I have the appropriate resolutions, constitution, signatories and charitable objects.
I have structured and drafted part of the business plan for the online community shop.
Last year, I focussed on writing funding applications, drafting tenders and proofreading numerous documents.
Horder Heathcare | Jan 21 - Feb 21
Temporary job - based in a Medical Centre.
Required speed, accuracy and discretion. Includes general administrative work and sending out letters to patients.
Queen Alfred Cakes | Jul 13 - Dec 20
Part-time Summer job in-between University time and current job whilst looking for work.
Responsibilities included: Invoicing, baking, packaging of retail and distribution of produce. Worked efficiently in a team under pressure and developed organisation skills.
Currently helping to redo the Website.
Tidebrook Community Meals | Mar 20 - Jun 20
I set up a not-for-profit community meals service for the elderly and the vulnerable.
I sought and received sponsorship, garnering support by posting on community groups on Facebook and dispersing leaflets I had created.
Set up the accounts package (Xero) and managed the accounts. Organised stock levels, production and delivery schedules. Developed interpersonal skills showing compassionate client care.
Organisational Skills: In charge of accounts, taking orders and stock counts. Rearranged study routine for the LPC to working in the evenings and weekends.
Interpersonal Skills: Managed the phone. Often customers wanted someone to talk to as lockdown was a very lonely and unsettling time for them, especially if they had no family nearby. I would make sure to write a note on each customer so I could offer a more personal service and a better support system.
Leadership skills: Planned the delivery drivers' routes. In charge of the social media posts on our local community page and helped create the leaflet that went out.
Soulfresh, Lo Bros | Oct 18 - Mar 19
Part-time job while attending law school – Sales and product promotion role selling a health drink in Wholefoods and Planet Organic. Attended work fairs at the weekends. Wrote up customer feedback in weekly reports.
Showed good time management balanced time between studying the GDL and a part-time job.
Gained confidence in approaching customers. When promoting a product it is important to always stay positive whilst enduring rejection by the majority of people. Improved my persuasion skills and engaging customers to try the product.
ThisThat | Nov 18 - Mar 19
Start-up application. Attended focus group meetings, tested the app and gave critical feedback, product promotion through social media and organised events.
Attended numerous focus groups meetings after testing the lasted update of the application. Offered critical feedback and developed the skill of giving effective constructive criticism.
Assistant to the CEO
Northlite Solar Ltd | Jul 13 - Aug 13
Prepared meetings with CEO, wrote up minutes of meetings, proofread all past minutes, travelled around North Ghana to visit solar sites. Also involved working with an Afrakids project (SINGh) and teaching English at the orphanage.
Attention to detail: I wrote up the minutes of the meetings, proofread all past minutes and in doing so helped the secretaries of the company improve their English.
BPP University (Holborn) | Sep 19 - Jun 20
BPP University (Waterloo) | Sep 18 - Jun 19
Non Legal education
Politics MA (Hons)
University of Edinburgh | Sep 14 - Jun 18
St Mary's School Ascot | Sep 13 - Jun 14
St Mary's School Ascot | Sep 11 - Jun 12