Meet the Committee

Nicola Rubbert

Chair

Nicola joined the Committee in April 2014. Nicola enjoys welcoming new members, getting to know members and sponsors, co-ordinating and hosting events and chairing the Committee.

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Nicola is the In House Solicitor for Nimax Theatres in the West End. Prior to joining Nimax, Nicola was a Trainee Solicitor and then an Associate at TFC Legal in Moorgate and then went onto become Partner at Jamieson Alexander in Blackfriars. Nicola read Law at Swansea University and attended The University of Law in Guildford for the Legal Practice Course.

In her spare time, Nicola enjoys going to the theatre, live music, dancing, yoga, Pilates, spinning, outdoor fitness classes and activities, socialising with friends and travel.

 

Oliver Haddock

Vice Chair

Oliver joined the committee in January 2016 as an events officer. He became Vice Chair in September 2017.

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Oliver is an Associate in the Commercial Disputes team at RadcliffesLeBrasseur.

 

Leo Michelmore

Deputy Vice Chair and JLD national committee representative

Leo joined the committee in January 2016 and became its Secretary in August of the same year. He has been Deputy Vice Chair since September 2017.

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He is a Trainee at Charles Russell Speechlys LLP, currently sitting in the Employment team. Prior to commencing his training contract, Leo studied History at the University of Edinburgh before completing his GDL and LPC at the University of Law in London, achieving a Distinction in both.

Away from the Law, Leo takes an active interest in politics, having led the Britain Stronger In Europe campaign in the Streatham constituency during the EU referendum. He is also a school governor. In his spare time, he enjoys running, playing squash and getting his hopes up about Liverpool FC.

Mike Gorski

Treasurer and JLD National Committee Representative

Mike is a Trainee at Santander UK plc, having completed seat in Capital Markets and Commercial Contracts (Payments, Innovation and Operations) .

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He studied International Law at undergrad and completed his LPC (although there was a small break there to tour across Europe) before joining Berwin Leighton Paisner’s banking and insolvency team. Mike has subsequently moved to Santander, where he spent two years prior to commencing his training contract working in both Business and Wealth Management Divisions.

Outside of work, Mike enjoys going to theatre and gigs, “debating” politics, any outdoor activities and planning his next skiing trip.

 

Grace Bovill

Events Co-ordinator and Charity Representative

Grace is Head of the Housing at Wainwright & Cummins LLP.

 

Rachel Pearson

Sponsorship Officer

Rachel joined the committee in August 2015 as a sponsorship officer and is tasked with engaging with sponsors and corporate partners to help fund the group’s events and run interesting events for its members.

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Rachel became legal counsel for the Intercontinental Exchange: New York Stock Exchange in February 2017. Before that she spent almost two years as a solicitor in the commercial litigation and regulatory team at RadcliffesLeBrasseur. Away from work Rachel enjoys going to the theatre and playing netball.

Becca Caplan

Secretary

Becca joined the committee in 2017. After graduating in 2008 with a degree in English Literature and Communications from Newcastle University, Becca worked for 7 years. She also spent a few months in Cape Town where she taught English in the townships.  

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In 2016, Becca completed her GDL and went straight in to her LPC which she finished in August 2017. Her training contract is due to commence in September 2018. In her spare time Becca enjoys running, yoga and reading.

 

Ronald Leung

Publicity Officer

Ronald joined the committee in October 2017. 

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Having lived and studied in Hong Kong, Canada and the United Kingdom, Ronald is a conflicts analyst at Dentons. He read law at the School of Oriental and African Studies (SOAS) and went on to complete his LLM in Intellectual Property and Information Law at King’s College London.

Away from the law, Ronald supports Arsenal FC (mostly because of his parents who are avid supporters). He is also a massive Pokemon fan and probably spends too much time on YouTube.

 

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