Aspire Board Member Spotlight - Interview with Caroline Sabiiti, Junior Legal Counsel at Clearbank

Aspire Board Member Spotlight - Interview with Caroline Sabiiti, Junior Legal Counsel at Clearbank

Sophie Gould talks to Caroline Sabiiti who has been an Aspire Board Member since 2019, how she has found being an Aspire Board member and the biggest opportunities within her role at Clearbank.

 

Tell us a bit about yourself

Prior to qualifying as a Junior Legal Counsel at ClearBank, I undertook a Law and Business Degree at the University of Liverpool, which sparked my interest in business law.

My first stint in-house was as a legal intern within Samsung European HQ’s Legal and Compliance team. My year long experience at Samsung taught me a massive amount and cemented my interest in using my legal skills within a business. For the most part I built my skills working in private practice regionally. I decided to try working in-house again in 2018 and joined the Aspire Board in 2019. 

What are the key challenges you face in your role?

Working within a new bank, what is considered BAU is a small amount of my day to day. This can be exciting but also challenging managing the wide and varied workload.

What are the biggest opportunities at Clearbank?

Working in an organisation such as Clearbank gave me the opportunity to get involved with different types of work and whilst it can be the biggest challenge, it is also the biggest reward. The size of our team means that we have the op

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About the author:

Sophie is Head of Learning & Development at F-LEX Legal - an award winning legal tech startup helping law firms and organisations manage a flexible work force and supporting lawyers to make smarter life/work choices. 

As part of her portfolio career Sophie runs various learning and development and networking forums for in-house lawyers and mentors junior lawyers.  These include Flying Solo for small and solo legal teams and Aspire for junior in-house lawyers which she runs for LexisNexis UK.  She also works with schools and organisations to promote social mobility within the legal profession, working with The Social Mobility Business Partnership and Aspiring Solicitors. 

She trained as a lawyer in the City and worked as an in-house lawyer for 10 years including as Head of Legal for Virgin Radio and Ginger Media Group.  

Outside of work she is happily married with three sons and enjoys morning walks along the beach with her two dogs.