Chris in the Founder of Aspiring Solicitors. He is a qualified solicitor who trained at Dechert LLP, a leading US law firm and practiced as a corporate solicitor at Norton Rose Fullbright for over three years.
Chris has voluntarily assisted Aspiring Solicitors from underrepresented groups to enter the profession for over 6 years.
He has personally experienced barriers throughout his career due to his diversity as a state educated, first generation, non Russell Group university graduate. He found that these factors become obstacles in his path of entry into the profession at various stages of his career. He became passionate to remove these barriers and to increase diversity in the profession and believes that capability and personality are the only two factors which should determine whether anyone receives an opportunity to pursue their goals.
Chris will be involved in a talk discussing difficulties with diversity in the legal profession.
Link to tickets here: https://www.warwicksu.com/events/4183/14140/