Secrets to Success Nottingham (mental health and wellbeing special) — with Shoosmiths, Browne Jacobson, Gateley and ULaw

Thursday 5 March at ULaw Nottingham; open to all students and graduates

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

As rewarding as a legal career is, the day-to-day business of doing intellectually challenging work for clients can take its toll. Indeed, law is consistently ranked as one of the most stressful professions. For students preparing to commence training contracts this can be a daunting prospect.

Legal Cheek is coming to Nottingham on the evening of Thursday 5 March for a mental health and wellbeing special edition of its Secrets to Success events series — held in association with The University of Law (ULaw). A panel of lawyers from Shoosmiths, Browne Jacobson, Gateley and ULaw will discuss how they have managed to balance building their careers with maintaining good mental health.

Date: Thursday 5 March 2020
Time: 5:30pm to 8:30pm
Location: ULaw, Nottingham
Level: Students, Graduates

They will talk about difficult periods they have been through and how they have dealt with that stress. They’ll also discuss some of the initiatives their firms have put in place to encourage better mental health and support its people.

Also on the agenda will be vacation scheme and training contract application advice. How can students balance the demands of their studies with securing a graduate job? And how should they approach the theme of mental health on application forms and at interview?

The speakers

  • Deborah Gordon Brown, real estate partner, Shoosmiths
  • Ruth Heaton, solicitor and head of learning and development, Gateley
  • Adam Fox-Everitt, reward manager, Browne Jacobson
  • Harriet Pearce, tutor at ULaw Nottingham and former solicitor at PwC and Rosling King

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