Shabarika Ajitkumar

Without mentioning your job title, how would you describe what it is you do now (whether at home, work, in the community, etc.)?

I work with clients across a wide range of industries, helping them to solve complex problems, including to structure, negotiate and implement significant transactions for their businesses.

What are the first three words you think of when you hear the word ‘diversity’?

Strength, talent, outcomes.

What do you think it will take to develop truly diverse thinking within the legal industry?

The adoption of diversity as a priority and core value by the legal industry and our clients.

What was your main driver to enter the legal industry?

I was motivated to study commerce and law to better understand the world and its institutions. From there, I was particularly drawn to commercial law because it offered a dynamic, varied and challenging career path.

Shabarika is a Partner, Mergers & Acquisitions and Capital Markets at Corrs Chambers Westgarth