Emma Franck-Gwinnell (she/her)

Trainee Solicitor, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP
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About Emma Franck-Gwinnell (she/her)

Hello! I'm Emma, one of the Founding Co-Presidents of the Laidlaw Alumni Society. I'm passionate about entrepreneurialism, diversity in business and ending slavery in supply chains.

My Undergraduate Scholarship research focused on legislation which requires organisations to tell the public about efforts they are making to stop modern slavery in their supply chains. In particular, I looked at whether this legislation is making a difference in the fight against modern slavery in supply chains (spoiler alert: it's not!).

These days, I work as a dispute resolution lawyer, advising large corporates on supply chain, ESG, product liability and regulatory matters.

I am a/an:

Alum: Undergraduate Programme

Area of Expertise

Business and Management Careers Entrepreneurship Law Leadership

Research Topic

Law

Laidlaw Cohort Year

2017

University

Durham University

I am from:

Norway United Kingdom

I speak:

English Norwegian

My hobbies/interests are:

Badminton Cooking/Baking Crafts & DIY Hiking/walking Politics & current events Rugby Theatre Travelling Volunteering

I am open to participating in mentoring/buddy programmes

Yes

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Recent Comments

How fantastic - congratulations to everyone involved!

This looks really interesting - is there any chance of spaces opening up for Scholars not from the 2020 cohort?

Great opportunity here! Through work, I am a mentor in a program which focuses on social mobility "cold spots" - this is with the Social Mobility Foundation, which has some great data on areas of the country where the disadvantage gap is huge. Perhaps they'd be able to promote this to schools in cold spot areas? Home Page - Social Mobility Foundation

Thanks for sharing, Reuben! Glad you enjoyed the experience :)

What a great opportunity - can imagine those will get snapped up quickly!

Great initiative, thanks Rory! Also enjoyed your presentation yesterday.

Would love to see a "lunch hour" initiative, where Scholars/Alums do mini-explainers on the issues raised by their research or that they are interested in, with links to quick things we can do as individuals to make a difference (e.g. if you have 5 minutes, sign these petitions / share X article - if you have 15 minutes, write an email to your MP following this template). Think that would tie in really well with your list of further resources, too!

Hi Lucy,

This sounds like a really interesting and valuable project, which will hopefully be able to gather some data to shape policy debate and effect real change.

This is almost the opposite of your project, but I wonder as well what the 'hallmarks' are of unsuccessful 'Housing First' programs - I can imagine funding plays a big part, but also public attitudes towards such programs and probably other factors I haven't thought of yet...

Best of luck with the project, and I look forward to reading more about it soon!

Hi James,

Great article, thanks for posting! I especially agree with 4) - so important to maintain your friendships and try to connect with people and check in on your colleagues, especially during this period of lockdown when we know so many are feeling isolated.

Best of luck with your research this summer, and I look forward to seeing the outcome!