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London Graduates

Azam Taiyeb (he/him)

Senior Associate, global financial markets

"There is a very supportive, collaborative atmosphere across all departments and you truly do get the opportunity to work on the most cutting edge transactions in the market."

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Bláithín Dockery (she/her)

IGNITE Trainee

"One matter which I really enjoyed working on was providing advice to a major tech client on potential data privacy litigation. During this matter I worked directly with partners and analysed data to determine whether it met the requirement of personal data. It was extremely rewarding to see my analysis provided to clients and to feel like a key member of the highly experienced team."

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Ellen Kerslake (she/her)


"I never felt that I was judged on anything other than how good I was at the work. Being honest and open with my requirements from the start meant I was free to focus on doing my best and enjoy the opportunity, without the anxiety of having to hide or downplay my disability."

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Eraldo D'Atri (he/him)


"I wasn't expecting to use my skill set of helping people defend their rights to fight for LGBTQ+ rights in the UK, but I've been very pleased to be able to do it."

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Jessica Kung (she/her)

Associate, Global Financial Markets

"I was able to take the lead on workstreams from early on in my Training Contract. For example, during my first seat, I organised and managed a signing process involving nearly 200 investors. When it came to my fourth seat, I was working with a more junior trainee on some transactions and was carrying out tasks normally performed by junior associates on the deal."

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Josh Dowdall (he/him)


"Being able to live and work in a new culture was one of the main reasons why I wanted to work at a global law firm so, from a personal perspective, it is unsurprising that my time in Hong Kong was quite honestly the best period of my life."

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Leo Lou

Associate, Litigation & Dispute Resolution

"During my international secondment, in particular, I found myself taking on much more responsibility than what I was used to in London and becoming the first point of contact on all matters.  As a Chinese speaker, I found the opportunity to get to grips with the unique landscape, etiquette and culture of the mainland Chinese market invaluable."

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Matthew Newick (he/him)


"I've benefited from a contest that is stacked in my favour; and to question how we can claim to be truly meritocratic when our senior ranks remain so white, male and straight. The more people like me recognise these core truths, the quicker we will achieve true equality."

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Ope Oreyemi (he/him)


"I've had the chance to get involved in pro-bono work. I am currently working with Redress, an NGO committed to implementing anti-torture policies and legislation around the world. I have also participated on a panel event with several members across the Clifford Chance US network, through the Paralegal Pathways Initiative, which focuses on helping those returning from American prisons find sustainable careers in the legal industry."

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