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Current Trainees

First 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.


Second years

Julianna Barnaby

Julianna Barnaby
Oxford University, Keble College
English Language and Literature

Why Travers Smith?
I chose Travers Smith because of its reputation for excellence, and because I enjoyed the vacation scheme so much.

About me
I am an avid reader, an enthusiastic (if sometimes challenged) cook and enjoy hiking and travelling.

Alyssa Braithwaite

Alyssa Brathwaite
Cambridge University, Gonville & Caius College
Law

Why Travers Smith?
Excellent reputation, high quality work and, above all, a genuinely friendly atmosphere.

About me
I enjoy watching films, painting, travelling, trying out new restaurants and catching up with friends.

Zoe Bristow

Zoë Bristow
Oxford University, St Peter's College
Music

Why Travers Smith?
An amazing Christmas vacation scheme, full of interesting work and welcoming people.

About me
I enjoy music, playing the harp, singing, (short) morning jogs, drinks with friends, reading, winter walks.

Lauren Causon

Lauren Causon
Bristol University
Politics

Why Travers Smith?
For the exposure to high quality work and excellent training in a relaxed and friendly environment.

About me
I like reading good books, trying out new recipes, watching films, running and weekends at home in the country.

Daniel Domb

Daniel Domb
Bristol University
Politics

Why Travers Smith?
The opportunity for early responsibility on top quality work within a relaxed and friendly environment.

About me
I love guitars and rock music, reading military histories, spending time with friends and growing increasingly irritated with Tottenham Hotspur.

Adrian Duncan

Adrian Duncan
Bristol University
Law

Why Travers Smith?
Travers Smith offers responsibility from day one and the opportunity to learn from leading lawyers in the City. My vacation scheme showed me that the people here are hard working, fun and do not take themselves too seriously.

About me
I enjoy playing most sports, meeting new people, beach holidays, spending time with family and friends, historical documentaries and trips to Scotland.

Isabel Dwan

Isabel Dwan
University of London, Queen Mary College
Law

Why Travers Smith?
The unique room sharing system, top quality training, the high calibre of clients and work, early responsibility and the friendly atmosphere.

About me
I enjoy rowing, swimming, photography, baking, cycling in the city and long strolls in the countryside.

Agne Eriksson

Agne Eriksson
Bristol University
Law

Why Travers Smith?
Because of the level of responsibility, quality of work and the support I was given as a paralegal at the firm.

About me
In my free time I play sports, go to music gigs and festivals and write an album review blog.

Will Greaves

Will Greaves
University of East Anglia
American and English Literature

Why Travers Smith?
A fantastic Christmas vacation scheme!

About me
I'm fond of great coffee and David Lynch films.

Tom Green

Tom Green
Oxford University, Jesus College
History

Why Travers Smith?
Top-quality training with early exposure and responsibility in a supportive and friendly environment.

About me
I enjoy champagne rugby, possession football and attritional cricket. I watch old British sitcoms. I aspire to be Alan Shearer.

Asif Hussain

Asif Hussain
University College London
Law

Why Travers Smith?
Straight forward and enjoyable interview process, top quality work and a friendly environment.

About me
I like coloured socks, most sports, travel, food, and enjoy nothing more than gazing at the wonder of the stars.

Edward Pike

Edward Pike
Leeds University
History

Why Travers Smith?
The people. My experience during the vacation scheme coupled with the firm's fantastic reputation made it a very easy decision.

About me
I enjoy playing or watching anything which involves a ball being thrown or kicked around, socialising with friends and travelling to new places.

Emma Reynolds

Emma Reynolds
Dublin University, Trinity College
Law and German

Why Travers Smith?
Genuinely friendly atmosphere which facilitates a high-quality training environment.  Great degree of involvement and client contact from very early on.

About me
I enjoy weekend brunch, trips home to Dublin, running, honing my baking skills and cinema trips which involve Pick 'n' Mix.

Danny Riding

Danny Riding
Oxford University, Jesus College
Modern History

Why Travers Smith?
Its excellent reputation in the City, the friendly people and an enjoyable interview process.

About me
I like films, keeping fit and spending lazy weekends with friends and family. 

Chris Rusko

Chris Rusko
British Columbia (Canada) University
History and Politics

Why Travers Smith?
Travers Smith provides the benefits of a top-notch firm, in terms of the quality of work and reputation, whilst offering trainees a more personable, less anonymous experience than any larger competitor.

About me
I spend my free time backcountry skiing, hiking, climbing, kayaking, wearing plaid shirts, felling trees, wrestling bears, and attempting to grow facial hair.

William Sheridan

William Sheridan
Nottingham University
Law

Why Travers Smith?
I felt that the firm's culture would mean that I'd do interesting and high quality work within a friendly environment.

About me
When not playing, watching or thinking about sport I like to wander around London finding new and interesting places.

David Wiltshire

David Wiltshire
Exeter University
Economics

Why Travers Smith?
The vacation scheme confirmed that this was a law firm that offered the opportunity to have access to great training and a high quality of work, within an enjoyable and supportive environment.

About me
I enjoy playing and watching football, hacking my way around a golf course and attempting to cook Jamie Oliver's 30 minute meals in 30 minutes.

James Womersley

James Womersley
Cambridge University, Magdalene College
Classics

Why Travers Smith?
Great vacation scheme, brilliant people, exciting work.

About me
Walking my dog, listening to soul, playing squash.

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