The Student Lawyer was created in 2011 by a group of LLB students. The aim was to create a free online resource which would make legal news and articles accessible to aspiring solicitors and barristers.
The site has undergone many changes since then. In 2019, the site was redesigned to launch new features including the TSL Mentorship Scheme, TSL Tutors, and TSL Job Board services, the monthly Commercial Awareness Quiz, and the TSL podcast, where we chat to guests from the legal industry to discuss hot topics in the law and to get their career and study tips.
TSL maintains its original aim of being a free repository of information for future lawyers. It is able to do this thanks to its team of student writers and video creators led by TSL General Manager, Camilla Uppal, ensuring that the site continues to post informative and useful briefings, videos, and articles each week.
The Student Lawyer is part of Gradmedia Limited, a digital publishing company headquartered in London. It is predominantly owned by CRCC Asia, a company that has for 13 years been a global leader in the field of international internship programmes, and CRCC Asia’s two founders, Daniel Nivern and Edward Holroyd Pearce, sit on the board.
Whether you’re at law school, university or sixth form, The Student Lawyer provides aspiring solicitors and barristers with everything you’ll need to make chasing down that dream career in law that little bit easier.
Oliver is a solicitor who worked for 6 years at a US commercial firm in London, before going in-house. He is in charge of The Student Lawyer’s mentorship scheme for students from backgrounds that are underrepresented in the legal industry.
Daniel has 13 years’ experience in the education and professional development industries. He is regularly called upon by the media to share his expertise with the media and has recently appeared on the BBC, Sky News, and in The Independent and Wall Street Journal.
Camilla graduated from the University of Kent in 2012 and has since been working at the Financial Ombudsman Service, helping to resolve complaints about PPI, the UK's biggest financial mis-selling scandal. In addition to managing The Student Lawyer, Camilla is studying the LPC LLM part time and will be joining Shakespeare Martineau as a trainee solicitor in 2022.
Trinity is a second-year Law student at Durham University. She began writing for the The Student Lawyer during Sixth Form as part of the Legal Industry Updates Team before joining the Hot Topics Team. She is an aspiring solicitor and has a strong interest in Corporate Law and IP
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Victoria is a third-year law student at Keele University and an aspiring solicitor. Alongside this, Victoria manages TSL’s LinkedIn, Instagram, Twitter and Facebook presence, along with managing TSL’s social media ambassadors.
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Matthew, although British, has spent most of his life living overseas. Up until the age of 13, Matthew lived in Staffordshire in the humble town of Leek. He was approached by his father one afternoon explaining that they would all be moving to China for the foreseeable future in a matter of weeks. This changed his life forever. By the age of 17, Matthew was now proficient in Mandarin and completing his final years of the International Baccalaureate at Dulwich College Shanghai. Matthew then moved back to the UK to attend The University of Manchester studying Business and Management with Chinese. During this time, he founded The Chairman's Bao & Atomic Digital Marketing - a Chinese newspaper for Mandarin learners. Fast-forward a few more years and now Matthew is seeking new and exciting opportunities in fields related to what he loves and knows best - Asia.