Bethan Blackburn

Legal Director and Head of Early Talent

Originally from Stafford, I have gradually moved across the country from Shropshire to Cheshire, Warwick and now to Suffolk.

I qualified as a Solicitor specialising in commercial property in December 2017. In July 2023, I took a step back from fee-earning work to focus on the training and development of our remarkable existing early talent, recruitment of new early talent and provision of professional support to the whole team.

I love the variety of my role. From group training sessions to drafting precedents to interviewing vacation scheme applicants: No two days are ever the same for me. Owing to personal commitments I predominantly work remotely from my current home on the East Coast, but very much enjoy visiting the office in Warwick on a regular basis, particularly if the D.O.G.S. are around!

I am an avid fan of the television series Grand Designs and was once so star-struck meeting Kevin McCloud at Grand Designs Live London that I couldn’t remember my own name. I have seen Kevin on numerous occasions since, but thankfully he hasn’t mentioned it.

Outside of work when time allows I can usually be found outdoors walking and exploring. I love travelling off the beaten track and discovering new places beyond the tourist guides, particularly if there’s a local pub lunch involved. I have road-tripped both islands of New Zealand and have also travelled across Ireland, Scotland and the Isle of Skye.

Being part of a musical family, in the colder weather I enjoy playing my keyboard, saxophone and ‘cello. I also enjoy cooking (especially the challenge of making popular dishes vegetarian or vegan), reading and watching crime dramas, but not all at the same time!

The word colleagues would use to describe me...


If I won the lottery I would...

Buy and renovate a campervan and travel the world.

My superhero power would be...

Teleportation – no more waiting in rush hour traffic or roadworks!