Future Legal Mind

Our shortlist of finalists has been chosen for Future Legal Mind 2019

We believe it’s crucial to have the very best people engaged in the legal sector, so our annual Future Legal Mind Award aims to give the brightest minds the support they need today to make a difference tomorrow.

We have just chosen our shortlist of 10 finalist for this year’s competition – watch their home-made videos below to see why they each believe they should be this year’s Future Legal Mind.

Our winner will be announced in May – good luck to everyone!

The winner will receive:

  • A £2,000 cash prize
  • A mentoring session with our Legal Director, Jonathan White, and Adam Nabozny, Managing Director of NAHL Group’s legal services division – both qualified lawyers with a wealth of experience who can give advice and guidance
  • A meeting in London with a legal politician
  • A starring role in a professionally produced video, endorsed and promoted by National Accident Helpline, which the winner can share as part of raising their own professional profile

Our Future Legal Mind 2019 shortlist

Amy Leech

Amy works as a Trainee Solicitor at Shoosmiths LLP’s Milton Keynes office, Buckinghamshire, and is set to qualify as a solicitor in September.

The University of Northampton Law graduate hopes to become a partner of a law firm one day and is an active young trainee lawyer.

Amy is chairperson of The Law Society’s Junior Lawyers Division for Northamptonshire and Buckinghamshire and Junior Representative on Northamptonshire Law Society.

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Amy Leech explains why she entered Future Legal Mind 2019

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Charley-Anne Gordon

University of Buckingham student Charley-Anne plans to complete a PhD after her Law degree and has her heart set on pursuing an academic career in Law, inspiring future students starting out in the legal world.

One of her long-term aims is to write legal textbooks tailored to the different ways in which students learn. Charley has also just completed training so she can volunteer as an advisor for Citizens Advice.

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Charley-Anne Gordon explains why she believes she should be named Future Legal Mind 2019

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Chloe Convery

Chloe Convery is in the second year of her Law degree at the University of Chester and aspires to have a career in corporate and commercial law.

In her essay and video Chloe, who is from the Isle of Man, spoke about her passion for the Law and how she intended to use her legally-trained mind when she returns to the island following her studies.

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Chloe Convery tells us why she believes she should be the next Future Legal Mind

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Deborah Longe

University of Durham student Deborah aspires to become a barrister and is passionate about using her legally-trained mind to benefit her local community at home in Dagenham.

The 19-year-old has already worked with social mobility and youth empowerment charity Big Voice London to put together a report, going on to voice her concerns at the Houses of Parliament.

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Deborah Longe talks about her passion for the Law and why she entered the competition

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Eve McKaig

In her essay and video, University of Dundee Law graduate Eve spoke about the fact that Law is about people, and discussed the need to for lawyers to communicate clearly and in plain English when speaking to clients.

The 23-year-old’s short-term goals are to complete a traineeship and secure a permanent position at a legal firm.

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Eve McKaig explains why she entered Future Legal Mind 2019

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Joe Donaghey

In his essay, 22-year-old Paralegal Joe explained how his legal degree had taught him to problem-solve.

Joe, a graduate of the University of Law, hopes to train and qualify as a solicitor at a law firm with a technology-focused clientele.

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Joe Donaghey tells us why he wanted to enter the competition

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Joe Lavery

Joe works as a Paralegal with The Abbeyfield Society, a housing charity operating nationally, and is studying with CILEx Law School.

The 31-year-old wants to use his legal training and skills to help people and has developed a passion for contract law, as well as a keen interest in wills and probate, after working with lawyers specialising in the latter.

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Joe Lavery explains how he believes a legally-trained mind is beneficial to society and why he entered the competition

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Ezeokoli Chidnma

University of Hull student Ezeokoli aspires to use her legal skills and knowledge to promote gender equality, advocate for minority rights, and provide business advice.

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Ezeokoli Chidnma tells us why she entered Future Legal Mind 2019

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Kate Hampshire

In her essay Kate, a student at St Hilda’s College, Oxford, drew on stories from the past to show why a legally-trained mind is so important to help drive forward change.

She chose to study Law because of an interest in people and, whatever area of Law she goes into, Kate would like to do pro bono work because she believes in the power of law to change people’s lives in a positive way.

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Kate Hampshire talks about her entry into Future Legal Mind 2019 and the importance of a legally-trained mind

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Katarzyna Wach

Katarzyna is studying with CILEx Law School via distance learning and aspires to break into the legal sector by working within a family law practice.

The 29-year-old says she wants to give back to society by helping people with their legal needs when they are experiencing difficult, emotional times.

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Katarzyna Wach explains her motivation to break into the legal industry and why she entered Future Legal Mind 2019

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