Jivaan BennettAssociate, Linklaters LLP
Category: BSN Rising Star (Private Practice)
His academic work on Caribbean taxation was recently cited with approval by the High Court of Belize. Recognising that minority ethnic trainees often face unique challenges yet most firms, post-recruitment, fail to adequately prepare this talent pool, Jivaan devised “Headstart”. Headstart is a programme for future trainees of minority ethnic background to prepare them for professional life. Through monthly sessions, Headstart seeks to combat imposter syndrome while creating a safe space for future joiners to network and develop their technical and soft skills.