Elly May

  Elly joined the committee in 2017 as a student and graduated from her LPC with MSc Law and Business Management in 2018 with distinction. At University she set up a Women’s Network (@ULWomensNetwork) which developed into a society focused on female role models and influencers in the legal world who have led and made…

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Hannah McCrindle

Hannah first joined the AWS Committee in 2015 as an LPC student before leaving to live in Dubai for 18 months. Whilst in Dubai, Hannah secured a paralegal position with international family law specialists, Expatriate Law, before being offered a training contract in early 2017. Now back with her feet firmly on UK soil, Hannah…

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Eunice Shang-Simpson

A former Senior Policy Advisor and Specialist Prosecutor at CPS International Division, Eunice also worked for a year as a Seconded National Expert at Eurojust in the Hague.   She is a qualified solicitor in England and Wales, a Member of the Ghana Bar and a Member of the Chartered Institute of Arbitrators. As well as…

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Emma Kendall

Emma joined the committee in 2016 after having attended a number of AWSL events. Emma qualified as a solicitor in 2014. She currently works at Fieldfisher and specialises in medical negligence litigation.

Emma is keen to promote women’s interests across the profession and believes that only by working together will we achieve equality and fairness.

Elaine O’Connor

Elaine is a solicitor of 2 years PQE and practices in commercial, employment and dispute resolution at Anthony Gold Solicitors. Elaine was a late qualifier to law and so can share experiences of the highs and lows of securing that all important training. A little known fact about Elaine is that she was an Irish…

Jessica Standley

Jessica trained at Slater & Gordon Lawyers and qualified in 2012. She now specialises in abuse cases handling a variety of cases including claims against hospitals, schools and religious organisations. She is also working on the Savile litigation. Alongside this Jessica also deals with a number of general personal injury cases. Jessica joined the AWS…

Virginia Cannon

Since qualifying in 1983, Virginia spent most of her working life as an in-house commercial solicitor. Her 17 years with British Telecommunications plc included a wide variety of corporate and commercial work for the UK and international divisions, three years as Dedicated Counsel for BT Broadcast Services, and two years as BT’s International Compliance Manager. After that,…

Kavita Bhupal

Kavita currently works as a Paralegal Manager and is Head of the Legal Department for Tour operator, Red Sea Holidays. She handles over 200 litigated and non-litigated holiday sickness and Personal injury claims. She has also attended ABTA meetings on behalf of Red Sea Holidays for the personal injury claims group discussing the increase in…

Nicola Wainwright

Nicola qualified as a solicitor in 1997 and specialises in personal injury and clinical negligence. She is currently a Partner in niche London firm Leigh Day & Co, where she practises exclusively in clinical negligence. She works solely on behalf of Claimants in claims arising from a wide range of negligence and injuries. Nicola is…