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Lauren Waller
Legal & Admin Assistant
Lauren Loves...
Lauren is one of our university placement law students. ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW is proud to have offered a placement to University law students every year without fail since 2008. Lauren has taken up the role of Legal & Admin Assistant at ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW and joined in June 2018. She is also currently reading a degree in Law at the University of Bournemouth and working at Acumen for her third placement year of University. 

As part of her role Lauren assists the solicitors of the firm and works alongside Daniel Richards, the Operations Manager. Lauren is able to experience the different areas of law within the firm, which will not only aide her in deciding what to study for her last year at University, but also her future career. 

“Working at ACUMEN BUSINESS LAW for my placement year I believe will be the best opportunity to experience and learn about the legal world from many of the great solicitors that Acumen has to offer. The team at Acumen has greeted me with open arms and has provided the most supportive environment. Already, I have learnt so much that textbooks cannot even begin to teach students. The insight and the knowledge I have already gained excites me and I look forward to what the rest of the year has to offer. ”

Penina Shepherd
Founder, CEO & Commercial Solicitor
Chris Boakes
Director & Head of Company Commercial Department
Andrew Hiesley
Managing Director
Tom Creed
Head of Accounts
Daniel Richards
Operations Manager
Phil Thompson
Operations and Planning Consultant
Sally Mouhim
Commercial Solicitor Dispute Resolution
Nicole Humphreys
Head of Employment & Dispute Resolution Solicitor
Paula Lee
Commercial Property Chartered Legal Executive
Alvin Ittoo
Dispute Resolution Solicitor
Joni Jacobs
Commercial Law Specialist
Carolyne Hyde-Knight
Commercial Law Specialist
Benjamin Rose
James Sheath
Lee-Ann Connor
Marketing Manager
Neil Anderson
Financial Controller
Edward Pyner
Admin Assistant
Lauren Waller
Legal & Admin Assistant
Duncan Stenhouse
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