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Role Model Seminar at Gordonbrock

Role Model Seminar at Gordonbrock

On Tuesday 20 October, Urban Synergy held a ‘Top Tips to the Top’ Role Model Seminar at Gordonbrock Primary School in Brockley, South London. Hosted by Anthony Graham, Solicitor and Director at Amosu Robinson Solicitors and Urban Synergy Role Model, the seminar was attended by over 60 students from year 6 who heard from individuals from a variety of professions about their jobs, challenges they faced and overcame whilst on their school and career journey. After an opening by Deputy Headteacher, Andrew Thrower, Anthony began by saying that it is very important that the students enjoy themselves as they go through these last years of primary school.  He went on to say that Urban Synergy provides a wide range of role models to assist and guide young people in their ambitions. The excited students listened intently throughout the panel session and had many questions for the role models during the open Q&A. The panel of Dr Charlie Easmon, Toks Aruoture, Simon Abrams, Sadia Chuhan and Ola Masha shared their ‘Top Tips’ from personal experiences. Simon Abrams, Senior Manager, Climate Change and Sustainability Service at Ernst & Young LLP shared that he went to local schools Rathern and then Haberdasher’s Askes for his ‘A’ Levels. Simon said: “Work hard to ensure you get all opportunities” Dr Charlie Easmon, Medical Director of Your Excellent Health in Harley Street talked about his career and how failure made him learn new skills. He is now able to choose which clients he accepts. Charlie said:…

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Prisoners cleared by jury of staging ‘mackerel mutiny’

Prisoners cleared by jury of staging ‘mackerel mutiny’

A jury has found all participants in an alleged prison mutiny Not Guilty of all charges after they argued that they were making a legitimate protest to the cuts introduced by the Ministry of Justice last year.  Andrew Jefferies QC, with Nicholas Doran of Amosu Robinshaw Solicitors, cross-examined the Governor of HMP High Down about the effects of the cuts on prison life, establishing that the prisoners had legitimate complaints about the introduction of the new ways of working introduced last year as a result of the cuts. Read More  

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