Virtual Speakers

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Katie Porter

Katie Porter

Workshop leader, associate, Pinsent Masons LLP

Katie is an associate who specialises in private equity work, along with advising on a wide range of private company and M&A work, acting for management teams, shareholders, institutions and corporate clients across various sectors. Katie has a significant amount of experience in project managing  complex private equity structures involving a number of stakeholders and differing interests.

Catherine Wolfenden

Catherine Wolfenden

Keynote speaker & panellist, partner, Osborne Clarke LLP

Catherine is a partner in Osborne Clarke’s regulatory disputes practice and leads the firm’s regulatory group. Catherine is a recognised expert in public and utilities regulated procurement and is Tier 1 Ranked in Chambers & Partners for public procurement. She has been advising public bodies, regulated utilities and suppliers as a specialist in procurement law, compliance and litigation, for 15 years. Catherine advises on the procurement of major contracts, including concessions, across all of Osborne Clarke’s sectors.

Anna Dixon

Anna Dixon

Panellist, resourcing business partner, Burges Salmon LLP

Anna manages the trainee solicitor and legal apprentice recruitment at Burges Salmon. Her previous role with the firm was with the L&D team so she has a good understanding in all areas of the trainee solicitor programme.

Carrie Stoneham

Carrie Stoneham

Workshop leader, associate, Burges Salmon LLP

Carrie is an associate in the private client team and has experience in all areas of family law, including divorce, marital agreements and financial settlements, including those with complex assets, corporate issues and international elements. She also has experience in children arrangement cases, as well as in acting for clients in family law proceedings who lack capacity under the Mental Capacity Act.

Rachael Healey

Rachael Healey

Panellist, partner, RPC

Rachael Healey specialises in professional indemnity and financial services dispute resolution work. She specialises in advising on claims against accountants, financial professionals, off-shore trustees, lawyers and pension professionals.  Rachael has experience dealing with various disciplinary and regulatory matters including before the ACCA and ICAEW, the Pension Ombudsman and the Financial Ombudsman Service. Rachael also has extensive experience with coverage disputes.

Laura Nelson

Laura Nelson

Panellist, graduate recruitment and development officer, Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP

Laura is the graduate recruitment and development officer at Weil. She looks after the recruitment, development and qualification of their trainee solicitors in London.

Rachel Rowley

Rachel Rowley

Panellist, head of postgraduate portfolio, Nottingham Law School

Rachel Rowley is the head of postgraduate portfolio at Nottingham Law School, encompassing the Legal Practice Course, the Barristers Training Course, the Graduate Diploma in Law and the Academic Masters. Rachel qualified as a solicitor in 1986 and remained in practice until 1991, when she joined the Law School as a senior lecturer, at a time when the then “new” Legal Practice Course was being developed and rolled out. Rachel transferred to the Bar in 1997 and practised in Nottingham and latterly Birmingham, specialising ultimately in serious and complex child protection cases, regularly appearing as Counsel in the High Court and in the Court of Appeal on occasions.  She re-joined Nottingham Law School in 2015 to teach on the Bar Professional Training Course and the Legal Practice Course. She was made a principal lecturer and deputy head of the post graduate portfolio in 2016. In 2018, she gained a Masters degree in Legal Practice. Rachel remains an honorary tenant of St Philips Chambers, Birmingham.

Navjeet Virk

Navjeet Virk

Panellist, partner, Pinsent Masons LLP

Navjeet is a vivacious, creative and commercial international projects lawyer who navigates strategic, transactional and operational business challenges with enthusiasm and flair. Specialising in advising on the structuring and procurement of complex infrastructure projects spanning the manufacturing, oil and gas and energy sectors.

Chris Salter

Chris Salter

Workshop leader, solicitor, Burges Salmon LLP

Chris is a solicitor in the firm’s private client team and has experience in the areas of family law, including divorce, marital agreements and financial settlements, including those with complex assets, corporate issues, farming complexities and international elements. Chris also has experience in children arrangements and is an active member of Resolution.

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