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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 Director and solicitor at Schillings International LLP, specialising in privacy law and reputation management. 

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Felix Schulte-Strathaus

Chair

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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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
 
Secretary

Having moved to the UK to pursue her legal studies, Adrianna has faced challenges, exposure to which has developed her passion for improving social mobility. Now as an Associate solicitor working at Pinsent Masons, 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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Sophie Tenn

Treasurer

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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Steven Barrett

Board member

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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Vivian Matthews

Board Member

Vivian is a former BVL student and recent graduate of Cambridge University. Vivian is due to begin a training contract at a city law firm in 2025.

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Chaya Gupta

Board member

Chaya is a Senior 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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