Secrets to Success Birmingham — with DWF, Gowling WLG, Hogan Lovells, Pinsent Masons and ULaw

Wednesday 12 February at ULaw Birmingham; open to all students

Top lawyers share their secrets to success; students ask the questions.

Legal Cheek is coming to Birmingham for the latest in its series of Secrets to Success events — in association with The University of Law (ULaw) — to help students boost their commercial awareness as they apply for vacation schemes and training contracts.

The event takes place on the evening of Wednesday 12 February at ULaw Birmingham, and features a panel of lawyers from DWF, Gowling WLG, Hogan Lovells, Pinsent Masons and ULaw.

Date: Wednesday 12 February 2020
Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: ULaw, Birmingham
Level: Students, Graduates

On the agenda will be key topical issues including policy aims of the new UK government, rising global trade tensions, technological disruption and the Green Economy. How will developments in these areas affect law firms, and what associated changes can we expect in the legal market?

The speakers

  • Ben McLeod, partner, DWF, commercial & technology
  • Samantha Holland, partner, Gowling, dispute resolution
  • Paula Inglis, senior associate, Hogan Lovells, real estate finance
  • Sophie Thornton, associate, Pinsent Masons

The speakers will also share the secrets to their success, telling the stories of their career journeys, while advising students on how they can best position themselves to obtain training contracts with leading firms.

After the Question Time-style discussion, which will be chaired by a Legal Cheek journalist, there will be networking over drinks and canapés with the speakers, trainees and members of their graduate recruitment teams.

Apply to attend below. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel.