06 Jul 2017

Thursday 6 July – Legal Cheek and NOTICED invite students to: How to make it as a City lawyer?

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Legal Cheek and NOTICED invite students to:  How to make it as a City lawyer?

Solicitors from our member firms Herbert Smith Freehills, Hogan Lovells and Mayer Brown join experts from NOTICED’s committee, BPP University Law School and PRIME to help prep students – for free – ahead of the training contract application deadline.

With exams over, and law students’ attention turning once more to training contract applications, we are an evening of careers advice and networking. 

‘How to make it as a City lawyer’ takes place on the evening of Thursday 6 July at BPP University Law School in Holborn, central London. It kicks off at 6pm with a panel discussion featuring our Co-Chair and Herbert Smith Freehills corporate/M&A lawyer Siddhartha Shukla, Hogan Lovells partner Chris Hutton and Mayer Brown associate Emma Sturt.

They will be joined by BPP University LPC lecturer Charlie Radcliffe in a Q&A chaired by a member of the Legal Cheek team. Students – who can apply to attend the free event below – will be able to ask the speakers any questions they like during the Question Time-style session.

Afterwards there will be drinks and networking with the speakers, trainees from their firms and representatives from NOTICED and PRIME.

The lawyers on the panel each entered the profession from very different backgrounds. Sid Shukla made it to Herbert Smith Freehills’ London office after growing up in a small town in one of India’s poorest states. He is now the co-chair of NOTICED. State school-educated Chris Hutton secured his training contract after studying law at Cambridge. He is now an active member of Hogan Lovells’ PRIDE Committee. And Emma Sturt got her start at Mayer Brown having previously worked as a civil engineer. Look out for articles about their career stories on Legal Cheek.

Apply to attend here. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel. The CVs of those offered places will be shared with the graduate recruitment teams of the organisations on the panel.

Students of all levels are welcome, but places are limited and fast filling.