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Junior Lawyers Division

The JLD represent the interests of junior lawyers across Holborn and Westminster. The group aims to represent all law students, trainee solicitors, pupils, and qualified solicitors and barristers up to 5 years PQE. The JLD are dedicated to creating a network of these junior lawyers within CWHLS to provide a wide range of educational and social benefits.

JLD committee 2019

Daniel Watson-Chair

Daniel is a Private Client solicitor at Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans, having trained with the firm and qualified in November 2017. His practice covers wills, tax and estate planning, trusts, powers of attorney, and probate and administration of estates.

Daniel took up the role of Chair of the CWHLS Junior Lawyers' Division in January 2018. He is also an active member of the Franco-British Lawyers Society and the British Institute of International and Comparative Law Alumni Network.

Suzanna Eames-Vice-Chair

Suzanna is an Associate in Farrer & Co's Family team who works across all areas of private family law. Having qualified as a barrister before converting to become a solicitor, Suzanna has a unique insight into the legal profession as a whole.

Suzanna took up the role of Vice-Chair of the CWHLS Junior Lawyers' Division in January 2019 and also organises Farrer & Co's Corporate Social Responsibility.


Olivia Longrigg-Educational Events

Olivia read Theology and German at the University of Leeds and spent a year of her degree working as a language assistant for British Council at two secondary schools in Rheinland-Pfalz, Germany.

After passing the GDL with a commendation, Olivia achieved a distinction in the Legal Practice Course and LLM in Family Law at the University of Law. After completing the LPC, Olivia joined family law firm Dawson Cornwell as a trainee in September 2017.

Olivia is delighted to be part of the JLD sub-committee as one of its educational representatives and is very much looking forward to working with the rest of the team.

Olivia is a member of the Westminster and Holborn Law Society.

Rowan Cope-Educational Events

Rowan is a trainee solicitor at Farrer & Co. currently sitting in the Contentious Trusts department. Before transitioning into law she was an auctioneer, first in Cornwall and then at Sotheby's in London.

Rowan is a Committee Member of the Junior Lawyers' Division, and took up the role of Educational Events in January 2019.

Katjana Cleasby-Social Media/Social Events

After completing her undergraduate degree in History and Portuguese and Brazilian Studies at King's College London, Katjana worked as a legal administrator in the real estate department at Bircham Dyson Bell. Katjana Cleasby is now a second year trainee solicitor at Farrer & Co LLP sitting in the disputes department. She is currently engaged in a variety of pro bono initiatives with the firm including volunteering at the Mary Ward Legal Centre.


Leah Caprani-Sponsorship

Leah read Law with Hispanic Law at UCL and spent a year of her degree studying Spanish Law at Universidad Carlos III Madrid. After completing the LPC at the University of Law, Leah embarked on two solo worldwide backpacking trips before joining her current firm.

Leah is now a paralegal in Winckworth Sherwood LLP's Employment team and a member of firm's Social and Corporate Social Responsibility Committees coordinating monthly Family Law, Employment Law and Rent Arrear Clinics at Citizens Advice Southwark in addition to various social events throughout the year.

In addition to her role as Sponsor Officer on the CWHLS JLD Committee, Leah is an Executive Committee member of Junior Lawyers Division of the Law Society and part of the AGCAS Legal Profession Task Group.


Vanina Wittenburg-International

Vanina is an associate in the Private Client Department at Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans, having joined the firm in October 2018. Before this she trained and qualified with Veale Wasbrough Vizards on Fetter Lane, and so has spent her whole legal career to date in the Chancery Lane area, which she loves (as much for the beautiful architecture as for the great lunch options). Vanina undertakes a wide range of private client work, including drafting wills and trust documents, the preparation and registration of lasting powers of attorney, the administration of estates and trusts, and providing tax and estate planning advice.

Vanina is Italian, and lived in Italy, France and Indonesia before settling in the UK. At weekends she can be found trying new restaurants, finding new bookshops or tending to her plants (indoors and outdoors).


Louise Garrett-Pro Bono

Louise is a fourth seat Trainee at Hunters incorporating May, May & Merrimans soon to qualify into the firm's Private Client team.

Louise took up the newly launched role of representative for the CSR & Pro Bono of the CWHLS Junior Lawyers' Division in January 2019.

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