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Law Student Help - Our Writers

Natalia Babińska

Natalia graduated with a First Class Honours degree in Law from Aberystwyth University in 2014. She also holds a Distinction in LLM Internet Commerce and Law from the same University. During her studies, Natalia was an active member of Aberystwyth University Student Law and Criminology Journal, as an Editor and a Reviewer. Natalia is aspiring to pursue a career as a solicitor in Commercial Law. In order to fulfil her ambition she has undertaken a broad range of work experience to expand her knowledge and skills, most recent being a vacation scheme with one of the leading national law firms. Outside of law, Natalia likes to actively spend leisure time enjoying sport activities like running, swimming or skiing. She is also passionate about technology, photography and volunteering. 

Senior Editor & Legal Writer

Molly Bishop

Molly is a second year law student at Plymouth University’s partner institution in Devon. Molly’s strong background in business administration has led her to be extremely determined to pursue a career in law and she has a particular interest in business and corporate law. Molly has developed a breadth of knowledge and skills through working in commercial sectors which has strengthened her ambition in the legal profession. In her spare time, Molly enjoys writing and she holds a number of awards in this area at A-Level. She also enjoys keeping active, going to the gym and running, and she has an aspiration to complete a half-marathon in the near future. Molly strives to help and support others in all aspects of life which is what excites her most about working in the law and she hopes to put this to use when writing for the website. 

General Writer & Editor

Maddie Drabble

Maddie is a fourth year LLB Law with a Professional Placement Year student at the University of Sussex. For the third year of her degree, she undertook a Legal and Compliance internship at GE Healthcare. After graduating, Maddie aspires to pursue a career as a commercial solicitor with an international law firm, and would also like to work in-house in the future.

 

She has undertaken a variety of legal work experience, ranging from in-house vacation schemes to insight days and events with City firms, and is passionate about working as a student ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors to increase diversity in the legal profession. Outside of law, Maddie’s interests include travel, yoga and dance. As well as being a dancer in several of her university’s dance troupes, she is also the President of the Sussex Dance Society.

Senior Writer/Recruiter

Jennie Coleman

Jennie is an aspiring solicitor. She studied for her undergraduate degree in Law at Nottingham Trent University and undertook a placement year between her second and final year of study. She is currently working as a Commercial Property paralegal in Northamptonshire at the firm where she completed her placement year. Jennie will be beginning the Legal Practice Course in September 2016 and will study this part time at the University of Law, London campus. She is hoping to give future students an insight into the LPC and any tips she has learnt from her experience.

General Writer

Rick Rhodes

Rick is a second year PhD student at the University of Hull specialising in Criminal Law.  He graduated from his LLB with honours at the University in Hull in 2010 before going on to complete a Masters (Distinction) in 2014, with a specific focus on Criminal Justice theory. In the meantime, he undertook training to be a solicitor in 2015 and, when the opportunity arose, chose to transfer onto a Doctoral Programme. His thesis focuses on Restorative Justice in an Educational Context with a specific focus on the role which the restorative community plays.  

 

Rick also lectures on Law to A Level, Undergraduate and Masters students and has delivered legal training to schools and colleges. He has also presented on behalf of the University of Hull at various functions targeted at promoting the study of Law. His current teaching group performs amongst the top 10% of all law students nationally.  

General Writer

Paul James Cashman-Roberts

Paul James Cashman-Roberts studies law (LL.B) at Canterbury Christ Church University and will be graduating in 2018. Paul's ambition is to qualify as a lawyer and be involved in civil litigation and advocacy. He would also like to devote some of his time to help future students aspiring to gain a career in law, as he believes that it is important to give back and help those who were in the same positions as him. Paul has always lived and will continue to live by the words that “ambition is the key to life and the key to getting things done is to act”

General Writer

Sophie Blackmore

Sophie is currently a part-time Chartered Legal Executive Law student at the University of Westminster and aspires to qualify as a Chartered Legal Executive Lawyer practicing in Construction Litigation. She currently works in a law firm full-time in central London in corporate and commercial practice areas. Additionally she also has previous experience in working in real estate. In her spare time, Sophie enjoys attending commercial awareness talks and also giving advice to those who would like to make their first steps into the legal industry.

General Writer

Amaka Uzoukwu

Amaka is a first year Law student at the University of Warwick. She strongly believes in Human Rights and has demonstrated this enthusiasm by getting involved with several volunteer opportunities, including The Death Penalty Pro Bono Project. Her desire to help people led her to pursue a career in law. She currently aspires to be a barrister but leaves her options open to a career as a commercial solicitor with particular interest in Litigation & Dispute Resolution.


Through continuous engagement with legal work experience, she hopes to have chosen a definite career path by the end of her first year. Besides her innate love for writing, Amaka enjoys travelling and meeting like-minded people. Via this platform, she aims to offer advice and tips to law students based on her student experience.

General Writer

Anisha Sedani

Anisha is a qualified Lawyer, working closely in Commercial, Finance & Banking Law. With a variety of advocating knowledge, Anisha represented the United Kingdom Youth Parliament and lead their advocacy projects for over 4 years before moving to Bristol to pursue her career in Law. As a Graduate Ambassador, she directed projects at the Honourable Society of the Inner Temple during her time at the Bar. Having completed both of her degrees, she now dedicates her spare time to teaching English to underprivileged children, aged 4 up until 16, across London. Further, Anisha enjoys keeping fit, partaking in charity running competitions and yoga. As a devote Hindu, she contributes to cultural development and volunteering at local temples & takes pleasure in singing at religious ceremonies. Having being brought up celebrating Diwali, Navratri, Holi and other colourful Hindu festivities, Anisha has a creative and exciting mindset mirroring in her work.

Legal Writer

Eleanor Irons

Having studied Philosophy (BA Hons) at Liverpool University, Eleanor went on to complete her GDL and is currently studying the BPTC at Northumbria University.  Eleanor is an aspiring Barrister with particular interests in Family and Clinical Negligence Law. Eleanor is passionate about helping others and volunteers at a local children’s charity and the Citizen’s Advice; she is also a committee member for North East Junior Law Division.

Current Affairs Writer

Poppy Henderson

Poppy is a first year LLB student at the University of Nottingham. She will graduate in summer 2019 and aims to become a commercial City lawyer after undertaking the LPC. Alongside currently studying Tort and Contract Law, Poppy is particularly interested in Public Law due to her following of politics, and has recently shadowed her MP in the House of Commons to gain a better understanding of this. Poppy is also interested in pro bono work and will be completing the ‘Unbarred’ project, which primarily helps prisoners and offers help with calculating disclosing periods under the Rehabilitation Act in order to prevent reoffending. In her spare time, Poppy plays Lacrosse at University and enjoys charity fundraising, reading and debating, particularly on current affairs.

Legal Writer & Commercial Awareness Editor

Alexia Savar

Alexia is a student at Northumbria University, Newcastle, studying a Masters in Law degree. She aspires to be an international solicitor. In her spare time, she enjoys attending networking events up and down the country, travelling and experiencing new languages and cultures.

Head of Student Ambassadors

Ingy Badawy

Ingy is a in her second year at Aston Business school. Motivated by the interesting fusion of business and law, she aspires to become a solicitor and is currently applying to vacation schemes and placements in commercial law. Ingy’s passion for debating is clear, not only is she the Debating & Model UN and Mooting president, she is also Head Organiser for the European Youth Parliament. Ingy is a strong advocate for inclusion and diversity. She is currently the BAME (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic) officer at her university. Whilst she understands that the legal sector has diversified in recent years, she believes there is still some way to go. When she’s not studying in the library or organising conferences and debates you can find her playing Ultimate Frisbee or painting.

General Writer

Abigail Parkin

Abigail is a second year student at Sussex University studying Law. Post-graduation, Abigail intends to pursue a career in commercial law at an international City law firm. Abigail has undertaken a wide breadth of work experience, both legal and non-legal which has helped to both solidify her goals to become a commercial solicitor, and also a variety of important and highly valued skills such as team-work, adaptability and resilience. Alongside her studies, Abigail is also the vice-president of Sussex’s ‘Commercial Awareness Society’. Abigail is extremely passionate about diversity and is the vice student ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors at Sussex. Abigail is a keen mooter and after winning Sussex University’s first year competition, has gone on to compete nationally and judge the competition in her second year.

Nadia Aumeer

Nadia graduated with a 2:1 in BA English from Queen Mary, University of London and completed the GDL shortly afterwards at the University of Law, Moorgate. She is currently working as an EMEA Paralegal in an American business which specializes in IP Law. Nadia’s legal experience ranges from in-house to private practice and her ultimate ambition is to pursue a career as a commercial solicitor. 

General Writer

Iulia Florea

Iulia is a family paralegal with a strong interest in Family, Criminal and Land Law. She teaches four foreign languages and strives to keep adding to her language set. In her spare time, she enjoys watching British comedy – David Mitchell in particular – and the odd non-prohibitively-priced opera performance at the Royal Opera House. Her proudest achievement up to date is supporting the development of a bakery in the village of Santa Isabel, Nicaragua in 2015.

GDL Writer

Kirsten Crouch

Kirstie is a second year Law student at Oxford Brookes University. After graduating she aspires to become a solicitor with a particular interest in family and healthcare law. Kirstie has gained legal experience through placements in several law firms. She also volunteers for Citizens Advice Bureau, providing information and advice to clients. Outside of law, Kirstie enjoys keeping fit and holds a part-time job in the fitness industry. 

Recruitment Resourcer

Bryony McCrostie

Bryony is a first-year undergraduate at Durham University studying law. She has undertaken work experience in commercial law firms since the age of 16 and has been developing her legal network whilst studying at university. Bryony is aspiring to become a commercial lawyer after her degree, and is currently applying for first-year opportunities and insight days into a variety of London firms. She has a keen interest in litigation and dispute resolution and is in the process of developing her commercial awareness on this field. Outside of law, Bryony enjoys photography and volunteering.

Events and Recruitment Coordinator

Mark O'Neill

Mark is a  35 year old Open University student from Essex doing a BSc (Hons) Open Degree (Business with Law), who works full-time for University College London as a Facilities and Health & Safety Coordinator. He is currently studying Equity, Land and Trust Law as the final module of his degree and he hopes to graduate in July 2017. He discovered his passion for all things legal later than most, as he only started his legal studies in October 2015, but it has piqued his interest and made him want to change careers to become a solicitor in the City. He hopes to show that's it's never too late to make that change to doing what you love.

General Writer

Saira Shani

Saira is an undergraduate law student at BPP Manchester and is due to graduate in the summer of 2018. She aspires to become either a  financial crime solicitor or to work in-house as an Intellectual Property solicitor for fashion and design companies. Saira's experiences stretch well beyond the legal field as she has completed a two week work placement at Birmingham Children's Hospital and have spent two weeks shadowing an anaesthetist. Her legal experiences include volunteering for the PSU at Manchester Civil Justice Centre and completing a six week internship with a highly respected family law barrister.
 

General Writer

Rebecca Holland

Rebecca is a Law graduate from the University of Liverpool. During her studies, she worked with the UK IPO and was part of the first group of students involved in the pro bono initiative as part of the ‘Statelessness Project’ at the Liverpool Law Clinic. Rebecca has a keen interest in technology and works in-house for a tech focused procurement company in the public sector. She uses the knowledge gained while working at an internet company undertaking consulting work and provides IP and domain name services as Holland Legal.

 

Rebecca writes technology and career pieces. You can either find her at legal events or tweeting about them.

General Writer

Ellen Hepworth

Ellen graduated from Lancaster University with an upper second class degree in philosophy, politics and economics in 2015. After taking a year out for travel and voluntary work, she is now studying for her graduate law diploma at Swansea University and aspires to be a practicing solicitor. Ellen has worked a variety of part time roles, all contributing to her desire to learn the law and to her commercial awareness. Highlights included organising emergency transport for horses stranded on motorways and crashing a pallet of 500 cans of coke into the display of prosecco at Lidl. She plans to write about her many experiences in and out of university to help others who, as she did, struggle to decide on a career before finding a passion for law.

General Writer

Alexandra Wilson

Alexandra is studying for a LLB Law Degree at Swansea University. Post degree she aims to volunteer abroad to understand the importance of human rights first hand. Following this she aspires to train to become a barrister. Along with her passion for human rights she is also fascinated by the miscarriages of justice which occur within our legal system.

General Writer

Deborah Bakare

Debbie is a LLB Law undergraduate at the University of Essex. She is going into her second year in October 2016. From a young age, Debbie has been passionate about journalism and law, with aims to become a solicitor in the future. She has keen interests in a field of laws including Human Rights Law, Public Law, Commercial Law and Family Law. Debbie is currently on the Student Panel for her university. Her enthusiasm for Human Rights has developed a devotion to various volunteering projects over the years such as volunteering at a local counselling centre for youths and a programme which teaches English to refugees. Debbie enjoys writing in her spare time as well as music, dance and fashion.

General Writer

Serena Mutto

Serena is a paralegal who is currently undertaking her Police Station Accreditation. She graduated with an Upper Second Class Honours degree in Law from Birmingham University in 2016. During her studies, she put her desire to help others to use through mentoring and pro bono work, which reinforced her interest in a legal career. Alongside mooting, she has also undertaken a variety of legal work experience, ranging from in-house to high-street placements and events with City firms. Outside of law, Serena enjoys keeping active through activities like swimming, boxing and weightlifting. She also spends leisure time painting, baking and learning to play the dhol (Indian drum).

General Writer

Tyler Felix

Tyler is in her penultimate year in the University of Manchester studying Law with Politics. At present Tyler is the Politics Representative for Aspiring Solicitors and Campus Ambassador for WCAN and aims to pursue a career in commercial law.

General Writer

Damilola Olabinjo

Damilola is a recent university graduate and is an aspiring solicitor. She studied her undergraduate degree at University of Bedfordshire. She is currently preparing to start her LPC course in September 2017. Throughout her time at university she was one of the first members of her University Law Clinic. She worked closely with partners such as the Citizens Advice Bureau (CAB) and she was able to develop her own legal learning by introducing legal issues to a wider audience so that students and those that were not aware of their rights, were able to gain awareness of the law for themselves. She was also a part of her University APA (Active Partnership Association) where she took on the role of Active Partnership Associate. The role she was given was similar to that of an ambassador for the university. This involved running law taster days, 'Aim for University' taster days and student shadowing. She also lectured and mentored students that were in secondary school to college about higher education.

General Writer

Gina Skandari

Gina is a law student currently studying at the University of Hertfordshire. She disagrees with the traditional view that there are distinct areas of law and instead perceives it to be a giant concept with areas that overlap. It is this grey area that sparks Gina’s interest, particularly within the realm of Human Rights, International Law and Politics. Especially their relationship and how they coexist to create rules that both citizens and politicians have to abide by whilst also challenging them to mirror the development of society. 

 

General Writer

Rebecca Towers

Rebecca is a LLB student at the University of Law in Leeds. She grew up with a flair for English, enthusiastic about writing and journalism. She hoped to pursue a career as a journalist, until her enjoyment of analytical subjects led her to discover a passion for law. She hopes to become a solicitor in the future, specialising in the areas of clinical and medical negligence. She also has an interest and passion for human rights. In her spare time, Rebecca enjoys sports, particularly kickboxing and swimming. Rebecca is hoping to graduate in 2017 and undertake the LPC.

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