3-4 Dec

London

Our virtual conference is for talented students who want to learn more about how to build a successful career as a solicitor in a prestigious firm.

Day one

Thursday 3 December 2020

13:30

Open of day one and networking

14:00

Welcome and introduction

14:05

Keynote speaker

Rajinder Bassi – Kirkland & Ellis International LLP

14:15

Question Time: The law firm as a business

Our panel of top law firm partners will address the key issues affecting firms in 2021. This session will help delegates understand how firms operate as businesses and the role they will play as trainees. The panel will answer questions from the audience.

  • Sarah Porter – Baker McKenzie
  • Patrick Taylor – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Claire Revell – RPC
  • Lucy Jenkins – Vinson & Elkins RLLP
15:00

Networking

15:30

Firm-led workshops

  • Private wealth – Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • Private equity and private funds – Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Debt finance – Kirkland & Ellis International LLP
  • The rise of US law firms in London – Ropes & Gray International LLP
  • International civil fraud – RPC
16:45

Networking

17:00

Close of day one

Day two

Friday 4 December 2020

13:30

Open of day two and networking

14:15

Question Time: Key advice for applicants

Our panel of recruiting experts will provide detailed guidance on what makes a good applicant, how to prepare and present a successful application form, and how to excel during a vacation scheme or training contract interview.

  • Emma Hawken – Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • Paula Moffatt – Nottingham Law School
  • Lucie Rees – Watson Farley & Williams LLP
15:00

Networking

15:30

Firm-led workshops

  • International M&A – Baker McKenzie
  • The highs and lows of a product-ive lawyer – Cooley (UK) LLP
  • Real estate: the heart of every business – Shoosmiths
  • Special situations: private equity investments in distressed assets, THE topic of 2020 – Vinson & Elkins RLLP
  • Anatomy of an asset finance transaction – Watson Farley & Williams LLP
16:45

Networking in workshops

Final networking will take place in your workshops.

17:00

Close of day two

Think you’ve got what it takes?

Gain insight into the career path at a variety of prestigious firms that could help you to secure a vacation scheme place or training contract in 2021.

Apply now