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Rufus Scholefield is a first seat trainee solicitor in the M&A team.

Rufus advises on a broad range of transactional and non-transactional corporate work for clients, including mergers and acquisitions, investments and general company law advice.

Rufus has previous paralegal experience in funds, having worked predominantly with private equity funds. He also has experience within sports law on a range on contentious and non-contentious issues ranging from anti-doping violations to image rights.

Before joining Howard Kennedy, Rufus read MA Hons History and MSc Contemporary History degrees at the University of Edinburgh before completing the GDL and LPC. 


Rufus was selected to be in the LawInSport Mentee Programme. The programme selects 28 young lawyers, from 12 different countries, to be mentored by industry leading lawyers early in their careers.

Did you know

Rufus rowed internationally for Team GB and has rowed across the Atlantic Ocean in the Talisker Whisky Atlantic Challenge raising £100,000 for Teenage Cancer Trust. 


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