RPC Insight Day – London office

This event will give you the opportunity to meet partners, associates and trainees from RPC, and find out what it’s really like to work at a progressive law firm.    RPC is a radically different, modern and progressive City law firm, offering clients extremely high levels of customer service and expertise. They also have offices in Bristol, Hong Kong and Singapore.

The afternoon will consist of a presentation, Q&A session with partners and associates, an interactive skills session, and the opportunity to network with trainees, partners and associates.

This is an invitation only event so you should apply by 14 January 2013 at the latest.

When: 23 January 2013, 3pm-6pm
Where: Insight, Tower Bridge House

Networking With The Recruiters

Kaplan Law School, providers of the LPC and BPTC run a series of workshops and events, ranging from talks on Family Law to a presentation on a day in the life at Bird and Bird.

In their own words, they say:

From a careers perspective, we cultivate valuable relationships with law firms and chambers. Many of these firms and chambers visit the school to deliver excellent workshops to our students, enhancing their understanding of key concepts and developing skills that are sought out in the training contract and pupillage recruitment processes. Most importantly it gives our students the opportunity to make a positive first impression on graduate recruiters. Therefore, we run a full and active careers programme which is open to prospective students as well as existing students. This is an excellent way for you to learn more about us as well as the profession. 

Follow the link to register for any of the workshops.

Make sure that when you attend you dress smartly, have a notebook and pen handy and are ready to ask intellegent questions. Put your best self forward every time you meet potential employers; you never know who will be there that you might impress!

Government Legal Services Trainee Scheme Now Open

If you’re looking to pursue your law career within the government then this will be of interest to you. There are both solicitor and barrister roles available and the deadline is 31st July. It’s aimed at those who are in at least the penultimate year of their law degree (or the final year of a non-law degree). Please do get in touch if I can give you any help with the application process.  Click on the picture below for further information (application is not through Brunel).


Considering the LPC?

David Winnie is a solicitor with Thomas Coopper solicitors, just around the corner from London Met University here in Aldgate.

He did his LPC with us and has agreed to come along to talk as one of a panel at our forthcoming event “Get a Head Start on the LPC” which takes place on Thursday 31 May 2012. We also explain just what the LPC is all about and have interactive “taster” sessions so that you can experience for yourself the teaching style. Current LPC students will also be there to answer your questions. It’s the ideal way to prepare yourself over the summer.

If you are thinking of the LPC book a place with Patricia Mchale – p.mchale@londonmet.ac.uk to give yourself a head start! Places are limited so don’t delay.

More about David Winnie
David provides a wide range of advice to professional football clubs on various matters such as compensation payments for out-of-contract players, permanent total disability claims and player work permit applications.
He also advises on negotiating and drafting agreements between high-profile football players and commercial entities.
David has extensive contacts throughout the professional football industry following a lengthy career in the game as a player and as a coach. He is experienced in dealing with matters arising from the Football Association Agents Regulations, along with issues surrounding breaches of both UEFA and FIFA Regulations generally.
David operates throughout the FA’s jurisdiction in the capacity of agent, representative and/or advisor to football clubs and/or players.
David is a Registered Lawyer under the Football Association Football Agents Regulations and a UEFA ‘A’ licensed coach.


Training Contract Master Class: College of Law Returns to Brunel

With dissertation deadlines and exams looming getting a job may be the last thing on your mind but if you know you’re taking the solicitor route then at some point you’ll need to join the competition to get a training contract.

As a direct result of Brunel Law School students’ outstanding attendance at and participation in the the previous master class delivered by our guest lecturer from College of Law, they’ve agreed to come back to deliver an exclusive second master class on how to get that training contract.

Bridget Lanvin, a former solicitor who has also worked in legal recruitment and now advises students on employability at College of Law, Bloomsbury will be showing you the nitty gritty on how plan your strategy for getting a training contract. She’ll be giving you insider knowledge on planning, researching, answering those tricky questions as well as giving you a multitude of other tips that will make you stand out from the crowd. This is gold dust; if anyone knows what she’s talking about it’s Bridget.

She’ll also be talking you through what you need to do to make an outstanding LPC application to get a place at law school after your undergraduate studies.

So if you want to blend in with the other thousands of students coming out of law school and competing for training contracts, it’s best to stay away…. If you want this class to make a massive difference to your career planning send me an email as soon as possible to sarah.rourke@brunel.ac.uk to reserve one of the limited places. It’s on Wednesday 28th March in LC ‘B’ from 2-4pm.  Competition to get your name on this list will be fierce as it’s open to all levels (Level 1 students, it’s never too early to start your strategic planning). I don’t want you to miss out so please act quickly!