About Us

Accutrainee was founded and is run by solicitors. So we understand the legal industry; the challenges of delivering commercially viable legal services to clients whilst staying sensitive to the partnership ethos of our profession and the needs of your in-house teams..

Our Team

Andrea Gallo

Andrea Gallo

Human Resources Team Member

Andrea is a human resources professional who obtained his MSc from Brunel University in 2016. He also has an academic background in Philosophy. He is passionate about recruitment and learning and development. As part of the HR team, Andrea is responsible for managing the employee lifecycle and the selection process, dealing with queries from candidates and Accutrainees and maintaining our HR processes.

Anne Marie Rugeris

Trainee Mentor

Anne Marie trained and qualified in the Regulatory Department at Capsticks Solicitors LLP and has over fifteen years’ experience in acting for healthcare regulators and the NHS. Anne Marie considers being given the opportunity to supervise and mentor trainee solicitors to help and support their professional development as one of the highlights of her career and she is delighted to be continuing this favoured aspect of her work with Accutrainee.

Elizabeth Holden

Elizabeth Holden

Consultant / Principal

Elizabeth has always been interested in developing talent. During her 20 years as a corporate lawyer at Slaughter and May, she was heavily involved in recruitment and development, especially of trainees, and is delighted to be continuing this through her work with Accutrainee. She does this alongside a portfolio of listed and unlisted non-executive roles, while also continuing to develop the careers of practising and retired lawyers through BCKR

Gary Marsden

Trainee Mentor

Gary trained at Linklaters and moved to Kirkland & Ellis on qualification, where he worked on fund formation and financial services regulation. He later moved to the financial services regulatory team at Herbert Smith Freehills, where his focus shifted more to contentious matters, and subsequently back to Linklaters. Gary then went in-house at Santander UK plc, where he set up and managed the contentious regulatory team at the bank. He also developed, implemented and managed Santander UK’s training contract programme, which gave him a wealth of exposure and experience in developing young talent. Gary now works as a legal consultant, and is one of our trainee mentors.

Kathryn Davis

Trainee Mentor

Kathryn spent 26 years at Slaughter and May as a corporate and commercial lawyer, 17 of them as a partner. During her legal career she advised clients from a variety of sectors across a wide range of practice areas ranging from public and private M&A, commercial contracts, debt financing, equity and debt capital markets, regulatory enquiries, insolvency situations and general corporate advice. As a partner Kathryn was also heavily involved in trainee recruitment and the entire trainee lifecycle responsible for co-ordination of the supervision of the 10-12 trainees who rotated through the group every six month. She also directly supervised over 30 trainees herself during her career, many of whom she remains in touch with. We are therefore very fortunate to have Kathryn mentor some of our trainees. During her career, amongst many other things Kathryn also delivered considerable trainee and newly qualified lawyer training.

Kathy Hughes

Trainee Mentor

Kathy spent 23 years at Slaughter and May, the last 15 of those as a partner in a corporate group.  During that time she was involved in recruitment of trainees.  Since retiring from practice Kathy has taught on the LPC Accelerated course at BPP University – teaching BLP, PCR, I&A, Equity Finance and Corporate Transactions. Kathryn is one of our trainee mentors.

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Kevin O’Shea

Director of Operations

Kevin has been working with legal solutions for the last six and half years. During that time he has been one of the pioneers of flexible legal resourcing helping several major law firms to successfully establish their offerings in the space. He really enjoys working with lawyers, helping them to achieve more flexibility and work life balance as well as helping clients maximise their return on investments. Kevin has responsibility for the Accutrainee’s flexible legal staffing solution, Accuflex, while also managing operations for Accutrainee.

Martyn Gosling

Technology Team Member

Martyn has worked with Accutrainee since its launch in 2012. With a background in computer programming, website and App development, Martyn has since studied Digital Marketing with the Chartered Institute of Marketing.

Susan Cooper Accutrainee

Susan Cooper

CEO and founder / Training Principal

Susan trained and practised in the banking department at Hogan Lovells International LLP. She’s passionate about creating opportunities for talented graduates, whatever their background. She has 10 years management experience during which she also completed an Executive MBA with distinction from Cass Business School. Susan looks after all the day to day tasks involved with running a business and also leads the assessment centres.

Valeria Farima

Human Resources Team Member

Valeria is a human resources professional with previous experience in planning team building events, corporate training sessions and conferences. She has previously worked 5 years in the hospitality industry where she developed communication and customer service skills. As part of the HR team, Valeria is responsible for managing Accutrainee’s selection process, dealing with HR and administrative queries from our trainees and maintaining our HR processes.

ADVISORY BOARD

Accutrainee is very fortunate to benefit from an impressive group of highly experienced and respected individuals with expertise in many different areas and from many different industries.

Henry Raine Accutrainee

Henry Raine

Henry has held senior roles in investment banks, law firms and commercial enterprises. He was an investment banker for a number of years, including a director at BZW, before returning to the law as a partner at Herbert Smith in 1998 acted for a large number of financial institutions and overseeing the opening of a number of international offices as well as being responsible for the relationship with Herbert Smith’s European Alliance firms. Throughout his career Henry has been heavily involved in recruiting both at junior and partner level.

Peter Giblin Accutrainee

Professor Peter Giblin

Professor Peter Giblin specialises in working with senior level decision makers to support them as they grow their businesses by identifying, attracting, managing, developing and evaluating talented personnel. He has a background in international law, merchant banking, and senior level executive search. Peter is a Visiting Professor in the Faculty of Management at Cass Business School in London where he is a founding member of the Centre for Research in Corporate Governance.

Amber Moore Accutrainee

Amber Moore

Amber is a Learning and Development specialist with over 20 years’ experience of designing, developing and delivering training solutions across global, multi-disciplinary, complex organisations. She has held principal training and development roles in several organisations including top ten international law firms. Amber was a member of the former Joint Academic Stage Board for the SRA and the Bar Standards Board and is a Fellow of the Institute of Continuing Professional Development.

Anand Doobay

Anand is a partner at Boutique Law LLP and is highly respected as a specialist in business crime and extradition. As a former training principal to Accutrainee, Anand is very familiar with market challenges relating to qualification and has always been particularly interested in the development and training of our future lawyers, their routes to qualification and career progression.

Just a few of our past trainees who have now qualified!

Elliott Rolfe Accutrainee

Elliott Rolfe

Head of Psychoactive Medicines Law & Regulatory at award winning law firm
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Nabil Charkaoui

Associate at litigation boutique firm
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Ian Allchin

Legal and Business Affairs Executive
Catherine O'connell Accutrainee

Catherine O'Connell

Legal Counsel at investment management group
Beata Kapciak Accutrainee

Beata Carter

Legal Counsel at fintech innovator
Jennifer Hodkinson

Jennifer Hodkinson

Legal Counsel at growth consultancy
Accutrainee Bagha Sonum

Sonum Mann

Qualified Solicitor working at a world leading specialist manufacturer
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Dyna Yates

Associate at international law firm

Flora MacQueen

Legal Advisor at broadcasting company
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Almahdi Coker

European Legal Counsel at research and brokerage firm

Olga Viet

In-House Legal Counsel at telecommunications company
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Jessica Khan

Associate at law firm specialising in privacy/data protection

Elena Evoyan

Associate at top 10 City law firm

Ben Stanier

Solicitor at security and investigations company

Prabhgat Singal

Corporate Lawyer at Rights company in the music industry

Geri Trifonova

Legal Counsel within Oil and Gas industry
Koim Tschoe

Koim Tschoe

Vice President of Structured Products and Fund Financing
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Claudia Morosini

Associate at law firm
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Alisa Garibian

Associate at US firm
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Alex Akin

Associate at law firm

Amy Cunningham

Solicitor at Tier 1 boutique law firm

Rajan Dhami

Associate at London office of US firm

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