Introducing our mentor for Her Platform: Leena Patel

Leena Patel

Leena Patel, Solicitor in our Corporate & Commercial department, has recently joined Her Platform as a mentor to support young women entering the legal sector. Her Platform was set up by Safa Azeem and Roberta Hack and aim to connect and empower women in law.

As part of the programme, Leena will work closely with her mentees to help in identifying their career goals and execute a plan. Leena will utilise her knowledge and experience gained during her studies and career to advise and guide her mentees. Mentoring helps to connect women who may be struggling to find a route into the legal profession and highlights the challenges faced along with support and guidance to overcome the perceived hurdles.

Leena said “I am delighted to join the mentoring programme and look forward to helping young people who are embarking on a career in law. Having been in the position of studying and training to become a lawyer, I hope that some of my tips and guidance can pay off for those looking for an opportunity”.

Following the completion of her degree in English Language and Linguistics at Queen Mary, University of London, Leena completed her Graduate Diploma in Law (GDL) in 2012 followed by the Legal Practice Course (LPC) at the University of Law and joined Grant Saw in May 2017.

Leena ‘s areas of practice include mergers, takeover and acquisitions; management buy outs; corporate finance and private equity; share buybacks; corporate reorganisations, restructuring and demergers; facility agreements; personal guarantees and Independent Legal Advice; debentures; loan agreements; legal mortgages; subordination and priority; partnership and LLP issues; shareholders’ agreements; and commercial agreements.

Her Platform aims to create connections for women at all stages of their career to help them build a network, articulate their career ambitions and execute their goals with confidence. For more information on the mentoring programme, feel free to email Leena or contact her on 020 8858 6971.