Welcoming Georgia and Ayesha


We are excited to announce the addition of recent graduates Georgia McKenna and Ayesha Begum to the team. Both Georgia and Ayesha embark on their careers with Woodfines, following the successful completion of a two-year training contract with the firm.

Georgia joined Woodfines in 2018 as a Paralegal, moving into her training contract in 2021. She qualified as a solicitor in November 2023, and has taken a position with the firm’s litigation team. Ayesha joined the firm’s training program in 2021, qualifying as a solicitor in November 2023. On graduation she accepted a position in the firm’s private client team.

 Mike Hayward, Partner, Head of Regulatory and Dispute Resolution and Training Principal, comments: At Woodfines we pride ourselves on identifying and developing gifted individuals and Georgia and Ayesha are no exception. Both bring energy and passion to their respective roles, and we’re excited to watch their progression.”

 Claire Spencer, Partner, Regulatory and Despite Resolution, adds: “Georgia has already proved herself as an asset and compliments our ambitious growth plans for the litigation team.”

 Mikhala Leak, Partner and Head of Private Client, comments: “We are recognised in the region for our strong private client team, and Ayesha’s professionalism and approach is a perfect fit. Her appointment demonstrates our continued commitment to providing the best service to our clients, and she is a welcome addition to our busy team.”

The Woodfines trainee solicitor programme provides the best possible training across a broad-spectrum of specialisms. The programme offers flexibility and autonomy to work directly with clients, providing a well-rounded, hands-on experience. 


Photos from let to right: Georgia McKenna, Claire Spencer, Mike Hayward, Ayesha Begum and Mikhala Leak.