The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy (listed law firms and the deregulation of the legal market) — with DWF and BARBRI

Wednesday 15 March, 3:30pm to 5pm, taking place virtually

Welcome to the fourth in the 2022-23 series of The Legal Cheek Commercial Awareness Academy, a partnership with BARBRI and various leading law firms, designed to help boost students’ business and legal sector knowledge as they apply for training contracts.

The next Academy takes place on the afternoon of Wednesday 15 March with a session on listed law firms and the deregulation of the legal services market. The session will be delivered by Rebecca Lilly, business manager to the group chief operating officer at DWF and Clare Collins, DWF’s head of learning and development.

Date: Wednesday 15 March 2023
Time: 3:30pm to 5pm
Location: Virtual event
Level: Students, Graduates

Rebecca and Clare will discuss:

The liberalisation of law firm ownership through the introduction of the Legal Services Act 2007
The different law firm models including traditional partnerships, Alternative Business Structures (ABS) and listed law firms
Initial public offerings (IPOs) and why law firms float
DWF’s journey and life as a junior lawyer at a listed law firm

Their talk will be followed by a Q&A between Rebecca, Clare and Caroline Perriam, BARBRI’s senior manager in the new business & account management team, to ensure full understanding of the topic. There will then be virtual networking with BARBRI’s SQE team.

Secure your place below.

This is the fourth in a new series of five Commercial Awareness Academy sessions, running from autumn 2022 through to late spring 2023. After each session you will be required to sit a short test to demonstrate your understanding of the topic. If you pass all five tests, you will receive a certificate of completion.

If you missed the previous sessions, you can watch them and sit the tests here.