Our People

Ryan Whelan

Senior Associate, Gibson Dunn

As well as being the founder of PBS, Ryan is an associate in the London and Dubai offices of Gibson Dunn. Ryan was voted LexisNexis Legal Personality of the Year (2020) and is the AllBright ChangeMaker Man (2020).

Ryan specialises in international arbitration and litigation. He has been recognised in the FT’s Innovative Lawyers list (2019), as the Law Society Gazette’s Lawyer in the News (2019), and as The Time’s Lawyer of the Week (2018).

Jonathan Goodyear

Student Director, Aberdeen Law Project

As well as being co-founder of PBS, Jonathan is a law student at the University of Aberdeen and intends to qualify as a solicitor. Jonathan is passionate about pro bono and particularly interested in corporate and technology law.

Jonathan is the Student Director of the award-winning student founded, led and operated Aberdeen Law Project, a pro bono organisation that educates, represents and advises the economically disadvantaged.

Emma Boffey

Associate, CMS

Emma is an Associate in the litigation team of CMS, specialising in commercial dispute resolution and avoidance. During her university studies, Emma was a case manager at the Strathclyde Law Clinic.

Emma has been recognised as a ‘Rising Star’ by the Legal 500 2020 and is also ranked by Chambers & Partners. In 2019, Emma was named ‘Junior Solicitor of the Year’ at the Herald Law Awards.

Victorie-Anne Gomez-Llorens

Student Lead, Highlands and Islands Law Project

Victorie-Anne, originally from France, is a student at the University of Aberdeen’s School of Law. She hopes to pursue a career in corporate law but also has a keen interest in intellectual property and medical law.

Victorie-Anne is the Deputy Student Director of the award-winning student founded, led and operated Aberdeen Law Project, a pro bono organisation that educates, represents and advises the economically disadvantaged.

Aideen Byrne

University of Edinburgh Law School

Aideen is the assistant of the Pro Bono and Clinical Legal Education Department at the University of Edinburgh Law School. She works  to facilitate access to justice and educate tomorrow’s legal professionals.

Aideen began her career by studying law and politics at Dublin City University before going onto assist with research addressing violent online political extremism at the VOX-Pol Network of Excellence.

Helena Siebenrock

Assistant Deputy,  Aberdeen Law Project

Originally from Germany, Helena is a law student at the University of Aberdeen. She is passionate about social equality, particularly in regards to access to justice, and has a keen interest in human rights and environmental law.

Alongside her studies, she is actively involved in volunteering with the elderly and assisting in local animal shelters. Helena is an Assistant Deputy for the award-winning student founded, led, and operated Aberdeen Law Project.