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DWFI deal with a range of corporate and commercial disputes including, commercial contract disputes, professional negligence claims, contentious probate / trust matters and shareholder disputes. Previously, I have completed two secondments with a national bank and I regularly act for their trust and estates division in respect of all contentious matters including contentious probate and breach of trust claims For the last two years I have sat on the Law Society's LGBT+ Division Committee.
Lee & Thompson LLP, Member of Strategic Advisory Board at myGworkI am a member of the Strategic Advisory Board of myGwork. I am a partner at Lee & Thompson LLP (a boutique law firm for the creative industries). I advise media companies, brands, advertising agencies, publishers, retailers and talent on advertising and marketing and commercial law issues. I also founded and chair the Inclusion and Belonging Network at our firm. I am a founding member of the Committee of the LGBT+ Lawyers Division of the Law Society and a board director of OUTvertising, the LGBT+ network for people working in advertising. I am a trustee for leading international anti-bullying charity, Ditch The Label, and a Board Advisor to TLC Lions- an organization which ignites emotion in the workplace helping businesses progress their inclusion strategies through storytelling. Get in touch if you would like to hear about a career in media law.
MChris LowethHead of Legal & Business Affairs
BBC Global NewsI'm Head of Legal & Business Affairs for BBC Global News, a BBC commercial subsidiary responsible for the BBC World News TV channel, BBC.com, and the BBC News and Sport apps outside the UK. My team advises on the full range of legal and business affairs matters affecting the business globally. Before I joined the BBC I worked on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, and prior to that I was Head of Content Legal Advice at Channel 5. I'm a member of the BBC's staff LGBTQ+ network, BBC Pride, and recently joined the Equality & Diversity Steering Group at Lincoln's Inn, one of the four Inns of Court for barristers in England & Wales.
MNetanya ClixbyLegal Counsel
G-ResearchNetanya is Legal Counsel at G-Research, a quantitive finance research firm. She is co-chair and co-founder of the London Bisexual Network (the ‘LBN’). The LBN is a network for bisexual people and allies working in finance, law and professional services. Since 2016, the LBN has promoted bi-visibility and inclusion by organising industry events and providing training to employers. Netanya is also the bisexual representative on the Law Society’s LGBT+ Division Committee. The Law Society is the professional body responsible for representing solicitors in England and Wales. The Law Society is committed to promoting inclusion in the legal profession and the Committee provides an opportunity for LGBT+ solicitors to have their voices heard.
Rachael CarolanGeneral Counsel
what3wordsI'm General Counsel at a global technology business called what3words, working to make locations simpler and more efficient. Prior to this, I trained as a lawyer at Herbert Smith Freehills and have worked in other fast paced technology business including Accenture, Deliveroo and GoCardless.
Nimmisha AslamAssociate Solicitor
Russell-Cooke LLPI'm an Associate Solicitor in law firm Russell-Cooke's personal injury and clinical negligence team. I advise clients on a range of claims, including road traffic accidents, accidents at work, criminal injuries compensation authority claims, tripping accidents, dental claims and a variety of claims arising from clinical negligence against hospitals and doctors, including misdiagnosis of medical conditions, birth injuries and negligent operations. I am currently advising and representing some of those affected by the Grenfell Tower fire. I am a speaker on LGBTQ+ and BAME issues.