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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. Don’t miss out on our event updates by registering with our Alumni Network.

Previous events

Avoiding burnout:
Wellbeing in a post-lockdown world
March 2021

Watch an online talk with Hannah Beko and Anna Robinson, two former Eversheds Sutherland lawyers, now working as wellbeing practitioners, and Ian Gray, Alumni Co-Chair and Executive Partner. Topics include:

  • mental health issues in the law
  • transition to a “blended office” model – burden or blessing?
  • recognising the signs of stress and practical techniques to manage
  • harnessing our emotions and energy in a positive way

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

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.