2016 Committee

Gail Whyte 

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Position: President
Firm and Role: Solicitor at Gateley
Email: president@ljld.co.uk
I’ve lived and worked in this area for over 8 years now, moving here when my husband was posted to the area (he’s in the RAF). I studied part-time at DMU and went on to do the LPC in Leicester. It’s now my adopted home town! I love football, Kilmarnock being my team but I clearly now follow Leicester City. In my spare time I enjoy going to the football, reading, going to the cinema, drinking cocktails and walking my two crazy Labradors.
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Sanjit Atkar 

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Position: Vice President
Firm and Role: Solicitor at Bobby Dhanjal Legal Services
Email: vp@ljld.co.uk
I studied my undergraduate degree in Law and Criminology at Nottingham Trent University and I went on to complete my LPC at Nottingham Law School. I began my legal career at Bobby Dhanjal Legal Services Limited (Leicester’s first Alternative Business Structure) as a Business Development Manager and now I am a Solicitor. Outside of work I enjoy socialising with family and friends, keeping fit at the gym and shopping!
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Michaela Blackett

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Position: Events Officer/Social Media and Website
Firm and Role: Paralegal at Douglas Wemyss Solicitors
Email: website@ljld.co.uk
I am currently enjoying working as a Paralegal in the Commercial Property Department at Douglas Wemyss Solicitors. Outside of work and study, I enjoy being involved with charity work and have been involved in a number of events. Besides law, my interests include cosmetics and fashion and when I’m not reading law reports you’ll find me reading a beauty blog!
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Luiza Balan

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Position: Publicity Officer
Firm and Role: Weightmans
Email: publicity@ljld.co.uk
I completed my LLB (EU) Law Degree at the University of Leicester and then went on to complete the LPC with the University of Law in Birmingham. I have a close relationship with both universities and I am frequently asked to participate as a mentor and judge in the National Student Negotiation Competition. Leicester has been my adopted town for the past 10 years, having initially moved here from Romania to pursue my studies and later securing a training contract with Weightmans LLP. Outside of work, I enjoy photography, reading, going to the cinema, travelling and learning new languages.

Amanda Rogowska

Position: Events Officer
Firm and Role: Trainee Solicitor at Spearing Waite
Email: events@ljld.co.uk
Amanda studied Law, Human Rights and Social Justice at De Montfort University and continued her legal education at the Institute of Legal Practice in Leicester where she completed her LPC. Amanda is now a Trainee Solicitor at Spearing Waite LLP.  In her spare time she enjoys cooking, socialising with friends and family, running and travelling.
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Kathryn Harvey

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Position: Events Officer
Firm and Role: Paralegal at Shakespeares
Email: events@ljld.co.uk
I am a Paralegal within the Property Team at Shakespeares. I have worked at Shakespeares for 7 years and am currently in my third year studying to be a Legal Executive with CILEX. Outside of work my interests include socialising with friends and family, keeping fit, shopping and baking cakes!

 

Victoria  Teece

Position: Events Officer
Firm and Role: Solicitor at Charnwood Borough Council
Email: events@ljld.co.uk
I’m a  newly qualified solicitor at Charnwood Borough Council. My areas include criminal and civil litigation; contracts and procurement and local government law. Outside of work I enjoy baking, party planning, reading and mini breaks.

Stacey Moore

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Position: Events Officer
Firm and Role: Spearing Waite
Email: events@ljld.co.uk
Stacey graduated from Nottingham Trent University and continued with the LPC at Nottingham Law School. Stacey was a paralegal in Property Litigation at Shoosmiths LLP in Nottingham before moving to Leicester in May 2015 to undertake a training contract at Spearing Waite.  In her spare time, Stacey enjoys playing rugby, cycling and going to the theatre.

 

Kate Harrison 

Position: Law Society Representative
Firm and Role: Trainee Solicitor at Affinity Law
Email: lawsoc@ljld.co.uk
 I studied Criminology at Derby University and whilst studying their volunteered with the probation service on their mentoring scheme, as well as with the Citizens Advice Bureau. I then went on to study the GDL and LPC at De Montfort University, which I completed in 2014. I started as a paralegal at Affinity Law Ltd in January 2013 and went on to secure a training contract with them, which I will complete in January 2016. Outside of work I love going to gigs and music festivals, Zumba and trying out new sports such as rock climbing and kayaking.

Charlotte Woolston

Position: National Representative and Welfare Officer
Firm and Role: Litigation Officer at E.ON
Email: national@ljld.co.uk/welfare@ljld.co.uk
I am a Litigation Officer for E.ON (the energy company), representing the company in debt recovery proceedings from issuing a claim to appearing in Court. I studied at De Montfort University completing the LLB in 2009 and the LPC in 2010. Like many other graduates I struggled to find a job in the industry, but after joining E.ON in June 2013 I took the opportunity to join the Legal team last year. I now have the chance to pursue my ambition of qualifying as a solicitor through the alternative Legal Executive route, and bring a different perspective to the LJLD!

 

Joanna-Louise Hector 

Position: Treasurer
Firm and Role: Solicitor at Weightmans
Email: treasurer@ljld.co.uk
Bio coming soon!

Raman Thandi 

Position: Academic Officer
Firm and Role: Trainee Solicitor at Edward Hands and Lewis
Email: academic@ljld.co.uk
I am a Trainee Solicitor, currently in the Private Client department at Edward Hands and Lewis Solicitors. I studied my degree in Criminology and Psychology at Birmingham City University and went on to do the part-time Graduate Diploma in Law at De Montfort University. I am in my second year of the part-time LPC (also at De Montfort University) and look forward to completing my LLM once I am qualified. In my spare time I enjoy swimming, travelling and socialising!

Terrie-Sian Wormleighton

Position: Academic Officer
Firm and Role: De Montfort University Undergraduate
Email: academic@ljld.co.uk
I am currently in my third year of studying the LLB Law Degree at De Montfort University. After graduating I hope to go on to complete my LPC at De Montfort University and secure a training contract in order to qualify as a solicitor. The area of law I am most interested in is Family Law. Outside of studying I enjoy socialising with friends and family, reading, and shopping. I have also developed an interest in baking and swimming.

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Shaziya Tayub

Position: Academic Officer
Firm and Role: University of Leicester
Email: academic@ljld.co.uk
My name is Shaziya and I am a part time LLM masters student at University of Leicester. I am a very approachable, honest and friendly person. I love having a conversation with anyone who is willing to speak. I am a people’s person and I am so glad to be part of LJLD committee and looking forward to meeting and networking with everyone!

 

Hannah Butcher

Position: Membership Officer
Firm and Role: Trainee Solicitor at Howes Percival LLP
Email: membership@ljld.co.uk
Originally from Bristol, Hannah completed her law degree at the University of Nottingham and stayed in Nottingham to study the LPC at Nottingham Law School. She completed her training across the firm’s Northampton, Cambridge and Leicester offices.  Hannah qualified as a Solicitor in September 2016 into the Family Team. Outside of work, Hannah enjoys socialising, trying out new restraints/bars and planning holidays!
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