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OUR TEAM

Management Board

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Victoria Anderson

CEO

Passionate about improving social mobility in the legal profession, Victoria sets the strategic direction of the charity to ensure the maximum impact on the students it works with. Outside of BVL, Victoria is a Senior Associate Solicitor at Schillings International LLP, specialising in privacy law and reputation management. 

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Asma Abbarova

Vice Chair

Asma is currently training to become a Trademark Attorney at Kilburn & Strode. She obtained her LLB from the University of Kent in 2015 and her LLM in Media Law at Queen Mary, University of London in 2016.  As Vice Chair, she hopes to motivate the students and help them realise their potential in their pursuit of a career in law.

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Adrianna Wit

 

Board Member

Adrianna began her training contract in 2021. Having moved to the UK to pursue her legal studies she has faced challenges, exposure to which has developed her passion for improving social mobility. Now as a professional working in law, she is committed to helping and motivating young people to pursue a legal career in her capacity as board member at BVL.

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Steven Barrett

Chair

Steven read law at Oxford and taught law at Cambridge. He is now a Barrister at Radcliffe Chambers. Steven has a passion for improving diversity in the legal profession and alongside his work with BVL, he also mentors students at Gray's Inn and the Social Mobility Foundation.

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Sophie Tenn

Board Member

 

As a Board Member and former Senior Coordinator, Sophie provides guidance to the Board on developing the charity and ensuring the best possible experience for the students. Alongside her work with BVL, Sophie is an Associate solicitor specialising in Finance at Travers Smith. 

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Felix Schulte-Strathaus

Technology Officer and Board Member

Felix is an Associate solicitor at Eversheds Sutherland. He joined the BVL management board in June 2020, after many years volunteering with the charity.

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Vivian Matthews

Board Member

A former BVL student, Vivian studied History, English literature and French at Ursuline High School, winning the 2017 school prize for Academic Excellence.

 

Having recently graduated from the Cambridge University, Vivian is due to begin a training contract at a city law firm in 2025.

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Chaya Gupta

Secretary

Chaya is an Associate solicitor specialising in Banking and Finance in Clyde & Co's Dubai office. Alongside her work as a solicitor, Chaya is keen to give back to the industry in as a board member for BVL. Born in India, she grew up in Dubai before moving to London. Having completed her LLB at Queen Mary, University of London, she pursued an LLM in International Business Law at LSE. 

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