Electric vehicles, driverless cars and the law — with Shoosmiths

Tuesday 16 November, 4pm to 6pm, taking place virtually

Join us on the afternoon of Tuesday 16 November for a virtual student event with Shoosmiths on one of the hottest commercial awareness themes of the moment: electric vehicles (EVs).

The switch away from petrol and diesel cars to EVs is a profound societal change that will have widespread knock-on effects in areas such as energy generation, planning and real estate.

Date: Tuesday 16 November 2021
Time: 4pm to 6pm
Location: Virtual event
Level: Students, Graduates

Moves towards automating electric cars, to the extent that some may soon become driverless (indeed Tesla already has a ‘Full self-driving’ mode), adds an additional technological element into the mix. Certainly, how we get around could look very different ten years from now.

As ever, where you have change you have lawyers — as the wider infrastructure required for EVs and driverless cars needs to be negotiated and underpinned by contracts.

This will be the focus of our virtual student event with Shoosmiths, giving us the opportunity to explore what solicitors in this area do and what opportunities they expect to arise for future lawyers over the next few years.

We’ll also be hearing from the speakers about their career journeys. With three having not attended Russell Group universities, we’ll be getting their advice for students hoping to follow a similar path.

The speakers

James Wood-Robertson, partner and sector head of infrastructure & energy (Manchester Met law graduate)
Jonathan Smart, partner and head of dispute resolution and litigation (University of Surrey law graduate)
Sam Henegan, associate in the commercial services team and future mobility lead (University of Sheffield law graduate)
Sophia Hampton, third seat trainee solicitor in the commercial litigation team (Open University law graduate)

After short talks and a panel discussion chaired by a Legal Cheek journalist there will be virtual networking with Shoosmiths’ trainees and graduate recruitment team.

Apply to attend. You’ll be asked to submit two questions for the panel.