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Eversheds Sutherland Alumni Network

We think of former colleagues as an extended part of our team, which is why we launched the Eversheds Sutherland Alumni Network.

Open to all alumni, our activities are designed to help you reconnect with friends and former colleagues, enrich your professional network and inspire you with compelling stories found within the Eversheds Sutherland community.

Keeping you connected

Benefits of joining our alumni network

By joining this community of legal and business professionals, you will receive:

For more information or if you have any queries,
please contact Rishi Chopra, Alumni Manager, on or +44 783 340 3160.  

Alumni events

Alumni spotlights

Alumni events

Further details of virtual and, when possible, in-person alumni events will soon be announced. Our aim is to provide a regular series of social reunions and professional networking activities, catering to every stage of your career.

Ensure you don’t miss out on event updates by registering with our Alumni Network.

Previous events

Four generations of Eversheds Sutherland:
The CEO, Trainee and the Alumni (1990-2020)
1 December

Hear from current and former Eversheds Sutherland lawyers, all of whom represent a milestone joining year stretching back thirty years:

Lee Ranson Lee Ranson:
CEO, Eversheds Sutherland

In 1990, Lee joined the firm as a commercial litigator and has been CEO since 2017. Previously, he was Managing Partner for eight years and led the Real Estate practice group for four.

Andy Yorston Andy Yorston:
Head of Legal, Vodafone UK

In 2000, Andy joined us as a trainee. After leaving, he rose up the ranks at Vodafone and is now a multi-award-winning senior in-house lawyer.


Ismat Abidi: 
Counsel, Netflix

In 2010, Izzy began her traineeship with us, including rotations in the Middle East. She has since established a hybrid legal-creative career as a media lawyer and entrepreneur.

Rhiannon Mathias:
Trainee, Eversheds Sutherland

In 2020, Rhiannon graduated from BPP University with a Distinction. She then joined us as a trainee under remote working conditions in unprecedented times.

The conversation was chaired by Aysha Fernandes, Commercial Finance Director at UK Finance and Co-Chair of the Eversheds Sutherland Alumni Network.

Aysha explored how each have stayed on top of their game across the varying stages of their professional journeys. Our speakers also shared their lessons in leadership, fondest firm memories and visions of an ever-evolving legal landscape.


Host your own alumni event

Whether you want to reconnect with alumni of a particular cohort, practice area or industry sector, we would love to hear your ideas.

Please get in touch with Rishi Chopra, Alumni Manager, if you are interested in hosting your own virtual alumni event.