Manchester Workshops

Enjoy hands-on, targeted exposure to two different practice areas during
informative and interactive workshops hosted by leading UK firms.

Mills & Reeve LLP – Sports law – regulatory disputes

Mills & Reeve have one of the leading sports law teams in the UK, regularly representing players, clubs, agents or sports governing bodies before Sports Tribunals on matters such as anti-doping, match fixing, disciplinary matters and the like. The team is led by Mark Hovell, who also sits as an arbitrator for many such Sports Tribunals in the UK and abroad at places like the Court of Arbitration for Sport. In this workshop you will get to experience some actual cases and be the judge yourself!

Gowling WLG – Autonomous Vehicles and the Law

Understanding the legal issues that impact businesses is an important skill to have when applying to be a trainee solicitor. This session provides one example of this, looking at the legal issues surrounding autonomous vehicles –  a huge market which combines traditional automotive manufacturers with technology companies, and will create legal issues in almost all areas, including intellectual property, regulatory law, commercial law and disputes.

Shoosmiths – Real estate: the heart of every business

Choose the Shoosmiths workshop to get a real insight into how a real estate team operates in a commercial law firm, and to try running a client case of your own. From real estate companies developing, letting, funding or trading; to corporate occupiers with multi-site operations, funders taking security, or public authorities operating in a cost-sensitive environment, everyone is looking to maximise their real estate performance. We understand how important it is to work closely with our clients to offer them the advice that can maximise their profits. Shoosmiths’ real estate group is one of the largest in the UK, and we have the skill sets and systems, the specialist expertise and strength in depth, and the market knowledge and experience to advise in relation to any real estate project or business.

Squire Patton Boggs (UK) LLP – International M&A

Squire Patton Boggs has 44 offices located in 19 countries on five continents. Our global legal practice is in the markets where our clients do business. During this workshop we will explain some of the key challenges and issues that we face when working on international M&A projects and the role taken by each member of our team. There will then be a session focusing on a case study around key issues which regularly come up during cross-border M&A deals. It is an interactive workshop giving you the opportunity to discuss your opinions and questions, with feedback provided.

Osborne Clarke LLP – Environmental law

As corporations and organisations increasingly include environmental compliance in their infrastructure, products, services, supply chains and investments, environmental law impacts most sectors and jurisdictions. This workshop offers attendees an insight into this fast evolving and diverse area of law. You will discover the breadth of work involved through an interactive and in-depth look into the regulatory, transactional and project-based deals that the OC team has been working on with our market-leading clients over the last 12 months.

DWF – Banking

DWF has one of the largest national banking practices in the United Kingdom, advising lenders and borrowers on all aspects of corporate banking transactions. A typical transaction will involve a number of other practice areas, so as well as technical expertise and commercial acumen, a successful banking team requires strong project and people management capabilities. Our workshop will provide you with a unique insight into the banking sector, the roles and responsibilities of the team, and some of the issues and challenges it faces. You will hear from our graduate recruitment partner and representatives from the banking team about the work that they do, and find out more about the role of a trainee within the team. You will then have an opportunity to take part in an interactive session involving a case study based on an example of a typical transaction.

BLM – Catastrophic injury

Our expert catastrophic injury team manages cases with total reserves approaching £1 billion, some of which involve the most sensitive claims in our clients’ portfolios. Our lawyers are instructed by global, UK and specialist insurers, corporations, health and public sector bodies, and defend the greatest range and volume of catastrophic injury claims in the United Kingdom today. Our unique workshop is designed to: give you an in-depth insight into this challenging and rewarding area of law; help you to understand how we create bespoke strategies for each case; and give you some practical, hands-on experience that will develop essential skills for any solicitor.

Weil, Gotshal & Manges (London) LLP – Private equity and the anatomy of a private equity transaction

With approximately 1,100 lawyers in 16 offices across the US, Europe and Asia, Weil operates according to the “one firm” principle, allowing it to bring the right mix of firm wide skill and local market presence to deliver coordinated legal advice to help its clients achieve their sophisticated goals and objectives.

Private equity is the cornerstone of our business. We are leaders in our market with an unrivalled reputation for working on the largest and most innovative cross-border transactions, advising more than 200 private equity clients worldwide.

During this interactive workshop a partner from our market leading private equity team will guide you through the ins and outs of how a private equity transaction works, including a consideration of the key legal and commercial issues.

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