Top lawyers share their secrets to success; students ask the questions
As the technological change sweeping society gathers pace, and the legal profession begins to feel the effect of what is being dubbed the ‘Fourth Industrial Revolution’, Legal Cheek is holding a series of events – in association with The University of Law (ULaw) – to help students boost their commercial awareness as they apply for training contracts and pupillages.
The fourth session takes place on the evening of Wednesday 28 March at ULaw Leeds, and features a panel of leading lawyers from Pinsent Masons, Irwin Mitchell, Womble Bond Dickinson, Exchange Chambers and ULaw. The quintet will share the secrets to their own success, while also advising students on how they can best position themselves to obtain training contracts with leading firms. They will look, too, to the future and give their views on what changes we can expect in the legal market.
The speakers are Pinsent Masons Leeds office head Jacqui Timmins; Irwin Mitchell commercial litigation associate Stephen Murphy; Exchange Chambers commercial pupil barrister Harriet Hartshorn; and the dean of ULaw Leeds, Tom Macdonald. Trainees from Womble Bond Dickinson will also be in attendance.
After the Question Time-style discussion, there will be drinks and networking with the speakers and a collection of the firms’ trainees and members of their graduate recruitment teams.
Apply to attend below. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel. Please note that the details of those offered places will be shared with the organisations represented at the event.