Rachael Dunn

Rachael trained at Surrey County Council and qualified in 2013. She currently works as an in-house Commercial Solicitor for Transport for London. Rachael is also a mentor to LPC students at the University of Law. Rachael is keen to promote women’s interests across the profession especially the opportunities of working in-house.

Mine Toufeq

Mine Toufeq is an LPC graduate who specialised in Mergers and Acquisition, Intellectual Property Law and Commercial Law. During her undergraduate studies, she volunteered as an intern at the Bar Bro Bono Unit and Triage legal helpline to aid individuals with no means of access to legal services. Her work involved helping distressing cases such…

Elly May

Elly joined the committee in 2017 as a GDL student at the University of Law, London. In her LPC year 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 made an impact in the areas of entrepreneurship, technology and…

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…

Hina Belitz

Hina Belitz is a senior solicitor author and trainer at Excello Law based at Bishopsgate in the City of London. She has specialised in employment law for over 20 years’ heading up employment law teams. Her former law firms include DLA Piper, Dentons and Pinsent Mason. For the last eleven years, Hina was managing partner…

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…

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 has qualified through Cilex and is now a Chartered Legal Executive. She currently works as Legal Counsel (GCilex) and 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…