“The SCL Trainee Group was created so that trainees could take initiative to design their own legal training. Through hosting events and creating knowledge resources, the Group provides a space where trainees can explore the intersection between law and technology in creative ways that are pitched at a useful level for career-starters. The Trainee Group is always open to new members and new ideas!”
Alex Hum, Pinsent Masons
Alex is a trainee at Pinsent Masons and the Chair of the SCL Trainee Group. He began developing a keen interest in technology during his Bachelor’s degree in Communications in Canada. He went on to study law in the UK and merged his interests by completing a Master’s in Law with an IT Law specialism. He is now a trainee solicitor at Pinsent Masons.
Patricia Oon, Pinsent Masons
Patricia is a trainee at Pinsent Masons with a keen interest in disputes. She was a paralegal in the firm’s construction disputes team in Qatar for 2 years prior to her training contract and completed seats in the firm’s Cybersecurity Team as well as the Advanced Delivery Team, which specialised in innovating Finance and Projects services both internally within the firm and externally for clients. She is an Aspiring Solicitor ambassador and member at the East Asian Lawyers Organisation.
Dan Alam, Morrison & Foerster
Dan is a Trainee Solicitor in the London office of Morrison & Foerster LLP. Dan completed his first seat within the Technology Transactions / Privacy departments and will spend his second seat in the Litigation department. Dan studied law at LSE and graduated in 2018.
Ondrej Hajda, Mayer Brown International
Ondrej is a trainee in the IP team at Mayer Brown International LLP. During his training contract, he has done a seat in real estate and antitrust & competition. He also spent six month on a client secondment. Ondrej worked for Legal Geek, a London-based community of LawTech startups, before starting his training contract. He is a proud Aspiring Solicitors alumnus.
Nanret Senok, Competition & Markets Authority
Nanret Senok is a trainee solicitor at the Competition and Markets Authority (CMA). She studied Law at the Chinese University of Hong Kong.
Faith Edmunds, DLA Piper
Faith is a second seat trainee currently sitting in the Corporate team at DLA Piper. Faith studied law at the University of Cambridge where she took part in Pro-Bono as well as tech related projects. Alongside her client work Faith is heavily involved in the Women’s Network at DLA Piper, having organised the London office event for International Women’s Day this year.
Daniel Boon, Stephenson Harwood
Daniel is a trainee at Stephenson Harwood LLP. Prior to this, he completed his undergraduate and master's degrees in the UK. His interest in tech lies in the use of legal tech to streamline and increase efficiencies of legal practice – ranging from the 'mundane' automation to the 'exciting' AI projects. When he has free time, he ponders questions about about how well orthodox legal principles cope with societal change in attitudes and practices brought about by tech, especially in the social media sphere.
Raphael Uribe, W Legal
Raphael joined W Legal after having completed his LPC & Msc at the University of Law, Moorgate. He started his training contract with W Legal in July 2019. Before completing his LPC & Msc, he completed his GDL at City, University of London and he also holds a Bachelor of Arts from McGill University (Major in History, Double Minor in Economics and Russian). Raphael is trilingual and can speak English, French and Spanish and conversational Russian.
Bertilla Chow, Ashurst
Bertilla started her training contract at Ashurst in September 2019 and is one of two co-founders of STRIVE, a charitable diversity initiative that provides free one-on-one training to underrepresented and underprivileged students aspiring towards training contracts in commercial law. In this capacity, Bertilla maintains a keen interest in LegalTech and was involved in multiple tech-related events and hackathons, both as an organiser and participant.
Becky Brook, Burnetts
Becky is a Trainee Solicitor in the Banking and Property Finance team, based in Newcastle. She commenced her training in September 2018 and has completed seats in the Medical Negligence and Serious Injury team, Employment and HR team and also in the Corporate team.