29 Nov 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

Lisa Tye, partner at Shoosmiths


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.

  • Clare Durkin, BLM
  • Matthew Germain, Osborne Clarke LLP
  • Debra Cooper, Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP

Networking and refreshments

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


Firm-led workshops

  • DWF LLP – Banking | View
  • Shoosmiths – Real estate: the heart of every business | Outlook
  • Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP – Private equity | Survey
  • Mills & Reeve LLP – Sports law – regulatory disputes | Panorama

Networking lunch

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


Firm-led workshops

  • BLM – Catastrophic injury | Survey
  • Gowling WLG (UK) LLP – Autonomous vehicles and the law | Panorama
  • Osborne Clarke LLP – Environmental law | Outlook
  • Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP – International M&A | View

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 Tucker, DWF Group Plc
  • Samantha Hope, Shoosmiths
  • Caroline Dean, Mills & Reeve LLP
  • Jane Wood, Nottingham Law School
  • Lara Machnicki, Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) 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