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Shereen Younis



Shereen studied law in both South Africa and the UK. She graduated with a Bachelor of Laws degree from the University of Pretoria following which she completed the PGDL and LPC at BPP Law School. After her undergraduate studies, she spent a year teaching English to students globally, and founded her own business teaching English to business professionals and university students. Prior to joining Ignition, she completed a vacation scheme at Herbert Smith Freehills where she worked in the Corporate and Employment departments.

Shereen will be supporting the growth of Ignition Law as a Business Development Assistant.

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Education & Training

University of Pretoria, Bachelor of Laws (LLB) (2020)

BPP Law School, Postgraduate Diploma in Law (2021)

BPP Law School, Legal Practice Course (2022)

Work placement at Herbert Smith Freehills in the Corporate and Employment departments in the London office.

Work placement at Eversheds Sutherland in the Johannesburg office.

Student Legal Assistant at the University of Pretoria Law Clinic.

Awards & Nominations

Firm of the Year Award 2019 sponsored by the University of Pretoria Law Clinic – a floating trophy awarded to the top achieving firm at the Law Clinic.

Golden Key International Honour Society Member

Phatshoane Henney Group Honour Medal 2019

Dean’s Merit List 2019

Other Interests

I created a blog and begun recording episodes for a podcast which I created with a peer from university. Its purpose is to provide mentorship to international law students after realising the lack of information available for such students who wish to establish a legal career in the UK.

I am also interested in legal technology having completed document automation workshops and a digital law course.

A Social Cause I am passionate about

I am passionate about the protection of children’s rights as I spent some time volunteering for the United Nations Association of South Africa through a project called ‘My Rights and I’.  We assisted children through the ages of 12-18 in learning about their constitutional rights as enshrined in the Constitution of the Republic of South Africa and what constitutes violations against those rights.