Secrets to Success Bristol — with Burges Salmon, RPC, Womble Bond Dickinson and ULaw

Thursday 21 February in Bristol; open to all students

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

Legal Cheek is coming to Bristol 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 Thursday 21 February from 5:30pm until 8:30pm at ULaw Bristol, and features a panel of leading lawyers: Claire Revell, a senior associate in RPC‘s insurance team; James Sutherland, a disputes and litigation partner at Burges Salmon; Stephen Dilley, a partner in Womble Bond Dickinson‘s commercial litigation team; and ULaw Bristol and Exeter campus dean Zoe King.

The quartet will share the secrets to their own success, while also advising students on how they can best position themselves to obtain training contracts with leading firms. They will look, too, to the future and give their views on what changes we can expect in the legal market.

After the Question Time-style discussion, which will be chaired by a Legal Cheek journalist, there will be drinks and networking with the speakers and a collection of the firms’ trainees and members of their graduate recruitment teams. Apply to attend.


Claire Revell

Claire Revell is an insurance litigator for RPC who specialises in defending professionals in professional negligence claims and advising insurers on policy coverage. She has acted for a range of professionals, including accountants, construction professionals and brokers but currently focusses on defending lawyers. 

James Sutherland

James Sutherland is a partner in Burges Salmon’s disputes and litigation department, specialising in real estate disputes and insolvency disputes relating to real estate assets and professional negligence claims.

Stephen Dilley

Stephen Dilley is a partner specialising in commercial litigation and leads up Womble Bond Dickinson’s commercial litigation team in Bristol.
He deals with complex, heavyweight disputes, based on giving clear, concise and commercial advice to the firm’s clients.

Zoe King

Zoe King trained and worked as a solicitor at Burges Salmon in Bristol before joining ULaw in 2011 — a year after the Bristol Centre first opened. She has been instrumental in the delivery of the LPC and GDL programmes to students across the Bristol and Exeter campuses, and previously was student lead for the GDL and LLB programmes.

Apply to attend below. This event is open to all students. You’ll be asked to submit a CV and two questions for the panel.