07 Dec 2018

Manchester

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.

9:15

Registration and breakfast refreshments

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.

9:45

Welcome

9:50

Keynote speaker

10:05

Question Time: The law firm as a business

Our panel of top law firm partners will address the key issues affecting firms in 2018. 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.

  • CMS – Mark Haywood, partner, real estate transactions
  • DWF LLP – Jonathan Patterson, managing director & head of development – DWF Ventures (connected services)
  • Osborne Clarke LLP – Simon Hancock, partner
  • Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP – Debra Cooper, partner, financial services
10:50

Networking and refreshments

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

11:25

Firm-led workshops

  • BLM – Catastrophic injury
  • DWF LLP – Banking
  • Osborne Clarke LLP – Environmental law
  • Shoosmiths – Real estate: the heart of every business
12:45

Networking lunch

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

14:00

Firm-led workshops

  • CMS – Real estate
  • Womble Bond Dickinson – Myth, theory and the psychology of innovative thinking
  • Gowling WLG (UK) LLP – Autonomous vehicles and the law
  • Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP – International M&A
15:20

Networking and refreshments

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

15:45

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.

  • BLM – Keely Nelson, emerging talent specialist
  • Shoosmiths – Samantha Hope, graduate recruitment manager
  • Womble Bond Dickinson – Joanne Smallwood, graduate recruitment specialist
16:30

Close

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 2019.

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