Trainee Solicitors Conference 2019

  • When: February 15, 2019 9:00 am - 4:30 pm
  • Where: BPP Law School, St James’s Building, 79 Oxford Street, Manchester M1 6FQ
  • Summary: Returning for 2019 don't miss this essential event for Trainee Solicitors
  • Details:

    Trainee Solicitors face a new set of challenges that can, without the proper support, be overwhelming.

    This conference will provide attendees with the tools to make the most of their traineeships, giving advice on profile building and effective networking as well as how to manage stress and workload successfully.

    Providing an opportunity for local Trainee Solicitors to build a support network and prepare for their roles ahead this conference is one not to miss.

    What past delegates have said about the conference:

    “Good for skill development – and a wake up call for qualification!”

    “Definitely worth attending – very useful and covers a broad spectrum of topics”

    “Invaluable information”

    “Interesting and inspiring”

    09:00   Registration

    09:30   Chair’s welcome and introduction
    Rebecca Yates, Head of Law North West, BPP University Manchester and Liverpool

    09:40   How to build your profile and get noticed

    • Taking advantage of opportunities to network
    • What opportunities are there in Manchester?
    • Using social media to get noticed
    • Building confidence and raising your firm’s profile

    Grace Bennett, Squire Patton Boggs LLP

    10:15   How networking can help your career along

    • Building relationships
    • Spotting opportunities
    • Losing the fear!!

    Sara Duxbury, Carter Corson

    11:00   Refreshments

    11:30   Managing your workload successfully

    • How to organise your time as a trainee
    • Effective prioritising
    • Learning to delegate effectively

    Cheryl Palmer-Hughes, Irwin Mitchell

    12:05   Managing relationships

    • Delegating to junior staff and working for senior staff
    • Dealing with office gossips/bullies
    • How to approach a problem professionally
    • How to manage different personality types

    Mike Ode, Director, Potential Unearthed

    12:40   Lunch

    13:40   Stress Management

    • Understand stress in terms of pressures, root causes and impact
    • Identify strategies to support positive mental health and wellbeing

    Dr Libby Artingstall, Co-Founder & Director Team Mental Health, Consultant Forensic Psychiatrist

    14:15   How to achieve advocacy success

    • Top 10 tips for instructing counsel
    • Building confidence in Court applications
    • How to persuade the Judge

    Speaker to be announced

    14:45   Refreshments and networking

    15:15   Panel discussion from Partners

    • What are Partners looking for in their Trainees?
    • How can Trainees impress to gain NQ positions?
    • Panellists will discuss the challenges they faced, and how they overcame them, to become the lawyers they are today

    Kerren Daly, Partner, Browne Jacobson LLP
    Victoria Leigh, Partner, Squire Patton Boggs(UK)LLP
    Simon Leighton, Managing Partner, Croftons Solicitors LLP

    16:15   Chair’s closing remarks

    16:30   Conference closes

    Cost to attend:
    MLS/MTSG Members £60.00 + VAT (£72.00)
    Non-members £90.00 + VAT (£108.00)

    Book your place online here

    Alternatively you can book by completing and returning the Trainee Solicitors Conference booking form

    email CarlaJones@manchesterlawsociety.org.uk or VictoriaRidge@manchesterlawsociety.org.uk

    By booking a place on this course you are agreeing to our terms and conditions details of which can be found here.

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