6 Dec 2019


Our one-day conference is for talented students (law and non-law) who want to learn more about how to build a successful career as a solicitor in a prestigious firm.


Registration and networking breakfast

Please head to the conference room at 09.30. A topic is displayed on the main screen for you to discuss with the delegates at your table/the delegates sitting around you.




Keynote speaker

Simon Hart, partner at RPC


Question Time: The law firm as a business

Our panel of top law firm partners will address the key issues affecting firms in 2020. 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
  • Rupa Lakha, Charles Russell Speechlys LLP
  • Simon Hart, RPC
  • Paul Simcock, Vinson & Elkins RLLP

Networking and refreshments

Your opportunity to speak with the firm representatives and your fellow delegates.


Firm-led workshops

  • Baker McKenzie – International M&A | Westminster
  • Charles Russell Speechlys – Private wealth | County 1
  • Kirkland & Ellis International LLP – Debt finance | Thames 1
  • Ropes & Gray International LLP – Negotiating commercial contracts | Thames 2
  • RPC – Technology and cyber risk | County 2

Networking lunch

Please note that lunch is served standing. This is your opportunity to speak to firm representatives.


Firm-led workshops

  • Cooley (UK) LLP – The highs and lows of a product-ive lawyer | County 1
  • Vinson & Elkins RLLP – Commercial awareness | County 2
  • Watson Farley & Williams LLP – Anatomy of an asset finance transaction | Thames 2
  • Debevoise & Plimpton LLP – Private equity and private funds | Thames 1
  • Shoosmiths – Real estate: the heart of every business | Westminster

Networking and refreshments

Your final opportunity to speak with the firm representatives and your fellow delegates.


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. Again, audience participation is encouraged.

  • Sarah Warnes, Cooley (UK) LLP
  • Romina Tsvetkova, Debevoise & Plimpton LLP
  • Paula Moffatt, Nottingham Law School
  • Lucie Rees, Watson Farley & Williams LLP


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 2020.

Apply now