Who we are

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, Oliver Grazebrook took over as managing director of the site, overseeing a redesign of the site and launching the new TSL Training Contract Surgery, TSL Tutors, and TSL Job Board services. Oliver is a solicitor who formerly worked in the commercial dispute resolution department of a US law firm in London, before making the move in-house at an international education company.

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 led by TSL Content Manager, Camilla Uppal, ensuring that the site continues to publish informative and useful briefings and articles each week. Camilla has overseen the introduction of the monthly Commercial Awareness Quiz, designed to be a more enjoyable way for students to demonstrate their commercial awareness to prospective employers.


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.

Management Team

Oliver Grazebrook
Managing Director

Oliver is a solicitor who worked for 6 years at a US commercial firm in London, before becoming an in-house lawyer at an international education company in addition to his role at The Student Lawyer. He oversees the different TSL teams and is one of the lawyers behind the TSL Training Contract Surgery.

Daniel Nivern
Director

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.

Edward Holroyd Pearce
Director
Along with Daniel, Edward has co-founded two successful internship companies, CRCC Asia and Virtual Internships.  Through Edward and Daniel’s experience, they provide invaluable guidance to the TSL management team.

Writing Team

Camilla Uppal
Chief Editor and Content Manager

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. Camilla is now pursuing a legal career as a commercial law solicitor and has a particular interest in financial regulation. 

William Holmes
Case Law Updates Editor

William is a third year modern languages student at the University of Bristol and I want to pursue a career as a commercial solicitor.

Bunmi Adaramola
Tips for Students Editor

Bunmi recently completed her LLB and LLM in International Corporate Law at the University of Leeds. In January 2020, she intends to start her LPC MSc and to qualify as a corporate solicitor. She is interested in Corporate,M&A, Banking and Finance and Commercial Litigation practice areas.

 

Stephanie Anais
Interviews Editor

Stephanie is an undergraduate LLB law student at Birkbeck, University of London. She is studying part-time while working in marketing at Radcliffe Chambers, a barristers chambers specialising in chancery and commercial law. Stephanie looks forward to exploring different areas of the profession while completing her studies.

Katerina Mrhacova
Hot Topics Editor

Katerina is a Law and Business student from the University of Warwick. She says that being an editor of Hot Topics is an excellent experience, as it allows her to explore law from the less traditional perspectives and enjoy the whole process among the rest of the writers. Until now, she has been most drawn to the challenges posed by the merge of technologies and the legal industry. 

 

Paige Waters
Commercial Awareness Briefings Editor

Paige is at Northumbria University currently doing her Masters in Law and my LPC.  She is interested in commercial law. 

 

Emma Ducroix
Future Lawer Briefings Editor

Emma recently graduated from an Applied Foreign Languages degree in France, and just started her Jurilingual Masters degree which concerns international jobs in the legal department of a company.  She has an interest in digital company law.

 

TSL Training Contract Surgery Team

Suzy Shinner

Suzy trained at a full-service international law firm based in London, with a strong focus on intellectual property law.  She spent 3 years in the IP and Media department before moving in house to a multinational retail business listed on the London Stock Exchange (FTSE 100), where she advised on general commercial and IP issues.  

Sales & Marketing Team

Rebecca McGuire
Sales & Partnerships Manager

Rebecca studied her LLB at the University of Cumbria in Carlisle where she was also president of the Law Society. She is now undertaking a masters in the area of Human Rights Law and have a specific interest in wrongful convictions and the right to a fair trial - an area she hopes to work in. 

 

Website & Digital Team

Matthew Carter
Web Master & Digital Marketing Manager

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 also founded The Chairman's Bao - 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.