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Current Trainees

First years

Adeola Adesola
The University of Warwick
Law with a year abroad (The Netherlands)

Why Travers Smith?

A uniquely personal training experience offering high quality work, an impressive client base and the opportunity to sit alongside an experienced partner and/or associate.

About me

I enjoy discovering new cultures and languages through travel, Latin dance, theatre, trying out new restaurants and baking sweet treats.

Rosie Antcliff

Rosemary Antcliff
Durham University, College of St. Hild & St. Bede
History

Why Travers Smith?

To engage in high quality work for clients of the highest reputation, whilst working with approachable and inspiring people.

About me

I enjoy running, yoga and cycling, exploring European cities and sampling London's gastronomic delights.

Sarah Baker

Sarah Baker
Oxford University, Mansfield College
Law

Why Travers Smith?

The smaller intake, the amazing vacation scheme and the chance to do exciting and complex work in a welcoming and supportive environment.

About me

I like travelling to far flung destinations, exploring London, playing netball and long lunches spent with family and friends.

Felix Bayne
Oxford University, Corpus Christi College
Classics

Why Travers Smith?

The exceptional quality of work, combined with the open and collaborative atmosphere within the firm.

About me

I enjoy playing cricket and tennis, travel (especially if there is hiking involved), and going
to the theatre.

Adam Bradley
University of Bristol
Law with study in Continental Europe (France)

Why Travers Smith?

An excellent vacation scheme confirmed that the firm is able to combine high quality work with a friendly working environment.

About me

I enjoy playing and watching most sports (especially golf), travelling around France and spending time with friends.

Josey Bright
Oxford University, Lincoln College
English

Why Travers Smith?

An independent law firm with personality, a supportive working environment and a fantastic vacation scheme.

About me

I enjoy yoga, travelling, adventurous cooking, theatre trips and curling up with a good book.

Genevieve Clark

Genevieve Clark
Oxford University, Lady Margaret Hall
Jurisprudence with European Law

Why Travers Smith?

Exposure to great work and real responsibility from day one in a team of people dedicated to excellence.

About me

I love the outdoors: skiing, sailing and hiking especially. Intrepid travel. French cinema. Lazy Sunday brunches and cooking for friends.

Christopher Clark

Christopher Clarke
Oxford University, Merton College
Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Why Travers Smith?
Top-quality work in a firm with a friendly, collegiate and no-nonsense atmosphere.

About me
Keen sportsman, skier, cook (read diner!) and bibliophile.

Max Conway
University of Nottingham
Law

Why Travers Smith?

Great work and a room sharing system that allows you to be truly involved from the outset.

About me

I enjoy cooking, great coffee and finding new music to add to my ever growing collection of CDs.

Martin Dowdall
Oxford University, Pembroke College
Russian

Why Travers Smith?

Lovely people, fantastic work and the best training in the City.

About me

Spending time with my (much) better half and having my heart broken by Liverpool FC on a yearly basis.

Hannah Duke
Durham University, Hatfield College
Psychology

Why Travers Smith?

A great summer vacation scheme and the opportunity to do top quality work in a genuinely collaborative environment.

About me

I enjoy all things Welsh, going on (very short!) runs, skiing and long lunches with friends and family.

Alexander Economides
Oxford University, St Hugh's College
Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Why Travers Smith?

The top quality work, small trainee intake and friendly atmosphere, as well as the unique room sharing system.

About me

I enjoy singing in choirs, reading philosophy and wandering around London.

Alex Elkins
Oxford University, St Anne's College
History

Why Travers Smith?

The chance to work with friendly people, interesting clients and receive high quality training in a supportive environment.

About me

I love walks in the countryside, travelling to new places and pretending that I can do yoga.

Elise Jones
King's College, London and the Sorbonne, Paris
English Law and French Law

Why Travers Smith?

Exposure to top quality work and high-profile clients in a friendly, collegiate atmosphere.

About me

I enjoy travelling, learning languages, watching Monty Python and Hitchcock films, and supporting Arsenal FC.

Will Kelleher
Oxford University, St Anne's College
English Language and Literature

Why Travers Smith?

I chose Travers Smith because of the early access to clients, the high quality work and its reputation for good training.

About me

I enjoy watching films, listening to music and playing basketball and squash.

Laura Kelly
University of Liverpool
English

Why Travers Smith?

A chance to work with the best, in a genuinely friendly, fun and supportive work environment.

About me

I like travelling to exciting destinations, exploring different areas of London, cycling and running (even in the rain!).

Raj Khaira
University of Toronto and Warwick
Biology and Political Science and Law

Why Travers Smith?

For the unique combination of the genuinely personable approach of the firm and the chance to do high quality and challenging work.

About me

I enjoy lazy Sundays, trips home (to Wolverhampton or Canada), attempting to cook and anything involving fitness & nutrition.

Bogdan Lica
Vasile Goldis Western University of Arad (Romania)
Law

Why Travers Smith?

Excellent reputation, first-class work in a pleasant environment and inspiring career prospects.

About me

I was awarded 3rd place in the World Masters Judo Championships in 2008. Passionate about music, old movies, dramatic theatre and good food.

Tom Lloyd
Oxford University, St Peter’s College
Geography

Why Travers Smith?

Offers work of the highest quality whilst maintaining an open and friendly atmosphere.

About me

I enjoy playing football, meeting up with friends, and climbing the odd mountain whilst travelling.

Sara Meredith
University of Exeter
Law

Why Travers Smith?

An impressive vacation scheme really sold the firm to me: high quality work in a genuinely friendly and supportive environment.

About me

I love skiing, playing and watching sport, music and a roast lunch!

James Ravden
Durham University
Geography

Why Travers Smith?

Outstanding reputation in the City, a friendly interview process and the chance for deal exposure from the beginning.

About me

I love Sunday brunching, keeping fit, traveling, cars and binging on CSI.  

James Sherlock
Edinburgh University
History

Why Travers Smith?

The top-quality work and training, friendly people and the unique room sharing system.

About me

I enjoy skiing, rugby, travelling to new places and taking on 'Man v. Food' style challenges around London.

Iona Turnbull
Oxford University, St Peter's College
German

Why Travers Smith?

High-calibre work in a supportive environment, straightforward yet challenging interview process.

About me

I sing a-cappella, am interested in all things historical, enjoy running with friends and escape to Scotland when I can.


Second years

Joe Allen

Joe Allen
Cambridge University, St John's College
Politics, Psychology and Sociology

Why Travers Smith?
By far the best interview process I encountered; a really fun bunch of people; top-notch reputation.

About me
Love sport, especially rugby and cricket. I spend my spare time reading, and cheating my way through the cryptic crossword.

Safa Choudhury

Safa Choudhury
Warwick University
Law and French Law

Why Travers Smith?
Top quality work, an impressive client base and the opportunity to learn from some of the industry's best.  

About me
I enjoy playing polo, trying out new restaurants and watching Marvel films.

Alexander Cohen Santi

Alexander Cohen-Santi
King's College, London and La Sorbonne, Paris
English Law and French Law

Why Travers Smith?
For its unique combination of very high quality work, friendly people and collegial atmosphere.

About me
I like literature, talking about foreign relations, watching football, running and playing backgammon with a glass of wine.  

Alex Edmiston
Oxford University, The Queen's College
History

Why Travers Smith?
Early responsibility from the beginning of your training contract; a unique, challenging and genuinely enjoyable interview process.

About me
I enjoy sports; films; hurtling my bike to and from work through rain, driving rain and drizzle in the quickest – safest – way possible.

Rhys Edwards

Rhys Edwards
Oxford University, St Hilda's College
Geography

Why Travers Smith?
Great clients and headline grabbing work, coupled with a collegiate atmosphere where the individual matters.

About me
I enjoy watching and playing sport, trips to the cinema, drinking good beer and wine, eating cheese and buying gadgets.

Alissabdra Farrar

Alissandra Farrar
Bristol University
Law

Why Travers Smith?
My summer vacation scheme confirmed Travers Smith's reputation of being a friendly, welcoming and supportive firm with lots of high quality work and early responsibility.

About me
I enjoy any kind of sport (hockey in particular), good food, skiing, sunshine and travelling.

Tom Gover

Tom Gover
Oxford University, Corpus Christi College
Modern History

Why Travers Smith?
The chance to sit with a partner or senior associate from day one and the hugely supportive working environment.

About me
I play club hockey (as well as playing for the firm when I can) and enjoy being a complete amateur at most things including guitar.

Matthew Hainsworth

Matthew Hainsworth
University of Leeds
Law

Why Travers Smith?
An excellent reputation and the chance to learn from the very best in a friendly and supportive environment.

About me
I enjoy watching football, particularly Leeds United, music festivals and gigs and meeting up with friends for a 'quiet one'.

Marcus Hallan

Marcus Hallan
Cambridge University, Wolfson College
English

Why Travers Smith?
A firm that punches above its weight, offering real training and genuine responsibility from the outset.

About me
I enjoy the cinema, theatre, globetrotting with a kindle, HBO, music from nineties Seattle and am a keen Gooner to boot.

Edward Hardman

Edward Hardman
King's College London
Classics

Why Travers Smith?
The work, the people and the reassurance from the outset that you are not just another number.

About me
I engage in just enough hobbies to ensure that I am proficient at none of them: chiefly rugby, cricket, literature and fusion cooking.

Rachel Harte
University of Leeds
History

Why Travers Smith?
The relatively small intake and the opportunity for high quality work within a supportive environment.

About me
I love cooking, films, good books, travelling and spending time with friends and family.

Richard Hornshaw
Exeter University
Law

Why Travers Smith?
The work and the people; it was clear from the vacation scheme that both are of the highest quality.

About me
I enjoy trying (and failing) to play rugby like Jonny Wilkinson, ambling through
London in search of good coffee and unwinding with my guitar.

Charlotte Jones
Durham University, St Hild and St Bede College
Politics and History

Why Travers Smith?
Early exposure to high-quality work in a friendly environment.

About me
I enjoy running, skiing, the Sunday papers, long lunches and anything involving being outside in the sun.

Sophie Lloyd

Sophie Lloyd
University of Cambridge, Murray Edwards College
Theology & Religious Studies

Why Travers Smith?
Travers Smith offers a warm, supportive atmosphere, exciting clients and first-class training.

About me
I ran the London Marathon in April. Other hobbies include hosting dinner parties, travelling, reading and visiting hip hop clubs in Dalston.

Tom Maclean
Durham University, Josephine Butler College
History

Why Travers Smith?
A superb vacation scheme at a firm with an excellent reputation, great atmosphere and interesting and varied client base.

About me
I enjoy sports (particularly rugby), am partial to Indian/Italian/Yorkshire cuisine, watching Denzel Washington films and sampling beers in foreign cities.

Richard Offord

Richard Offord
Durham University, Hatfield College
History

Why Travers Smith?
Friendly, welcoming atmosphere combined with a great reputation and high quality work.

About me
Sunday league football, rackets sports, test cricket, armchair punditry and Friday Night Lights.

Claire Pattie
Durham University, St Mary's College
Law

Why Travers Smith?
Because I didn't want to be just another cog in the wheel.

About me
I love exploring London, the theatre, dance, live music, photography, foreign culture, proper pubs, skiing and adventures with friends and family.

Stephanie Poulier

Stephanie Poulier
Oxford University, Wadham College
Classics

Why Travers Smith?
I chose Travers Smith for its reputation for being a friendly firm which does high quality work.

About me
I love to run and go on big walks in the countryside, and to catch up with family and friends.

Matthew Powrie

Matthew Powrie
Durham University, Hatfield College
Law

Why Travers Smith?
Excellent training with real responsibility starting from the first day in the office.

About me
I like supporting Scottish sport through thin and more thin, finding hidden London streets and skiing.

Phoebe Santa Olalla

Phoebe Santa-Olalla
Leeds University
Politics

Why Travers Smith?
Great people, interesting work and fantastic training in a supportive environment.

About me
I love long Sunday lunches with family and friends, keeping fit, trying to cook and trips to sunnier climes.

Joseph Sheldrick

Joseph Sheldrick
Oxford University, Lincoln College
History

Why Travers Smith?
Attended a thoroughly enjoyable Christmas vacation scheme, which left me in little doubt that Travers Smith was the firm for me.

About me
A lover of sports (football & cricket especially), reading, films, and catching up with friends.

Angela Tang

Angela Tang
The University of Warwick
Philosophy, Politics and Economics

Why Travers Smith?
Fantastic vacation scheme, unique room structure and high quality work in a friendly environment.

About me
I spend my free time cooking with friends, getting lost in art galleries, and exploring London's markets. 

Alex White

Alex White
St Chad's College, Durham University, University of Sheffield
History, Twentieth Century History MA

Why Travers Smith?
Travers Smith is big enough to attract top quality clients but small enough for a trainee to make a difference.

About me
I enjoy moaning about Sheffield United, seeing bands, Henderson's Relish, cricket and being a grumpy Yorkshireman.

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