Event: How to get into law as a career changer — with Irwin Mitchell, PwC and Shearman & Sterling

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By The Careers Team on

Hear from lawyers who’ve done it

Legal Cheek’s final event of the summer season is one for aspiring lawyers who hope to join the profession after previous careers in other industries.

Taking place at The University of Law (ULaw) Moorgate on the evening of Thursday 26 July, ‘How to get into law as a career changer’ features solicitors from Irwin Mitchell, PwC and Shearman & Sterling.

Each has come to the law after working in another sector. They are:

Daniel Hedley, a partner at Irwin Mitchell specialising in IT law. Daniel was previously a senior systems engineer at an IT company.

Tom Dale, a senior associate in PwC’s regulatory & commercial disputes team. Before qualifying as a solicitor Tom worked as a consultant at another Big Four accountancy firm.

Jessica Stanion, a trainee solicitor at Shearman & Sterling. Jessica is a former advertising account executive.

They will be joined by ULaw careers consultant Candy Kobrak, who has a raft of experience advising career changers.

The quartet will answer audience questions in a Question Time-style panel discussion running from 6pm to 7:15pm. They will also share the secrets to their own success, while advising attendees on how they can best position themselves to obtain training contracts. They will look, too, to the future and give their views on what changes we can expect in the legal market.

Afterwards there will be an opportunity to chat informally with the speakers over drinks and nibbles.

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

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