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Westminster and Holborn Law Society Junior Lawyers Division
The JLD represent the interests of junior lawyers across Holborn and Westminster. The group aims to represent all law students, trainee solicitors, pupils, and qualified solicitors and barristers up to 5 years PQE. The JLD are dedicated to creating a network of these junior lawyers within CWHLS to provide a wide range of educational and social benefits.
Suzanna is an Associate in Farrer & Co's Family team who works across all areas of private family law. Having qualified as a barrister before converting to become a solicitor, Suzanna has a unique insight into the legal profession as a whole.
Suzanna took up the role of Vice-Chair of the CWHLS Junior Lawyers' Division in January 2019 and also organises Farrer & Co's Corporate Social Responsibility.
Olivia Longrigg-Vice Chair
Olivia read Theology and German at the University of Leeds and spent a year of her degree working as a language assistant for British Council at two secondary schools in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany. After completing the LPC, Olivia joined family law firm Dawson Cornwell as a trainee in September 2017 and qualified in October 2019. She is now working as a solicitor at the firm, working across all areas of family law and taking a particular interest in cases with a German element.
Olivia is delighted to assist Suzanna Eames as vice Chair of the JLD sub-committee. Olivia is a member of the Westminster and Holborn Law Society and sits on the main committee and on the international committee.
Katjana Cleasby-Social Media/Social Events
After completing her undergraduate degree in History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at King's College London, Katjana worked as a legal administrator in the real estate department at Bircham Dyson Bell. Katjana Cleasby is now a second year trainee solicitor at Farrer & Co LLP sitting in the disputes department. She is currently engaged in a variety of pro bono initiatives with the firm including volunteering at the Mary Ward Legal Centre.
Leah read Law with Hispanic Law at UCL and spent a year of her degree studying Spanish Law at Universidad Carlos III Madrid. After completing the LPC at the University of Law, Leah embarked on two solo worldwide backpacking trips before joining her current firm.
Leah is now a paralegal in Winckworth Sherwood LLP's Employment team and a member of firm's Social and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees coordinating monthly Family Law, Employment Law and Rent Arrear Clinics at Citizens Advice Southwark in addition to various social events throughout the year.
In addition to her role as Sponsor Officer on the CWHLS JLD Committee, Leah is an Executive Committee member of Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society and part of the AGCAS Legal Profession Task Group.
Louise Garrett-Pro Bono
Louise is a fourth seat Trainee at Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans soon to qualify into the firm's Private Client team.
Louise took up the newly launched role of representative for the CSR & Pro Bono of the CWHLS Junior Lawyers' Division in January 2019.
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