Year Two Trainee Event

Trainee Solicitor Mentoring Evening
This event is aimed for second year trainee solicitors to assist with securing NQ positions. It includes advice from recruiting partners and recently qualified solicitors.

  • To give practical help on CV construction and composition for job applications for NQ positions;
  • To provide practical information about training contracts and transferring these skills to NQ positions;
  • To give you the opportunity for discuss your career with your peers and those with experience of applying for NQ jobs.

The event will include presentations and advice from a specialist legal recruiter and recently qualified solicitors.

You can also get first hand advice on your own CV with a 15-minute one to one session with a solicitor.

CV's must be submitted in advance by 24th February 2017 to including which area of law you are considering. One-to-one sessions are limited and will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis. If you have a specific questions about CV's, training contracts or legal careers, please also submit these in advance.

The specialist solicitors and professionals offering advice on the day will be:

James Skinner:

James did his law degree at Huddersfield from 1993-96, graduating with a first and then doing his LPC at the same establishment. He started his degree when he was 27 and enjoyed it a great deal more than he would have if he was 18. Prior to completing his degree, he worked as a gofer for his father's law firm in Coventry: in a plastics factory both in the UK and in France: and for SGB Youngmans. He made trout-flies for a while and worked for a game keeper before going back into education. 

James did his training at Armitage Sykes in Huddersfield and was there for fifteen years doing a full spectrum of family work before moving to Simpson Millar in September 2015 and moving to private client to do Court of Protection the following summer.

Merissa Neil:

Merissa is currently a solicitor at Gordon's. She specialises in commercial litigation and commercial property disputes. Merissa has a bredth of experience working with developers, dealing with landlord and tenant work as well as acting for institutional lenders. Merissa also has experience in property litigation.

Merissa also organises and runs weekly fitness sessions. She has also organised charity events for the firm including organising and running Tough Mudder Yorkshire in August 2016.

Samira Cakali:

Samira Cakali is the founder of SCE Solicitors. She founded 2011 because she wanted to provide clients with high quality legal advice, on time, on budget and in a personal and supportive manner.

Samira is quick to grasp complex legal issues and this has led to her client's describing her advocacy skills as being "invaluable for the pain free victorious day in court".

Samira has a wide range of experience in employment law as well as civil litigation, within a range of commercial businesses.

Melaine Webb:

Prior to working for Simpson Millar, Melanie worked in a busy Conveyancing practice.

Melanie's client base is nationwide as well as local and she has attended many courts across the country. Melanie's particular specialism is financial matters and she represents clients in complex financial disputes involving business assets, properties abroad and extensive pension provisions.

Melanie has also represented clients in children disputes and has vast experience in dealing and sensitively handling domestic abuse cases.

Melanie is recommended in the legal 500 United Kingdom 2016 edition. Clients recommend Melanie Webb, who 'negotiates strong settlements'.

Catherine Woodward:

Catherine joined Gordon's in December 2011 in the risk and complience department, specialising in SRA Compensation Fund applications, Catherine works on a wide variety of matters, including professional negligence, intellectual property and breach of contract.

Catherine is also on the board of directors at the Leeds Law Society.

Date/Time: Thursday 2nd March 2017, 6pm - 8pm

Location: BPP University, Leeds

Problems or questions? Email or call 0113 245 4997

Date: 02/03/2017 (18:00 - 20:00)

Status: ACTIVE | 5 or more places remaining

Members: from FREE | Non-Members: from FREE

BPP University Limited
Whitehall 2
Whitehall Quay
West Yorkshire

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Within 3- 5 business days prior to event: non-refundable but someone may attend in your place or you may transfer to a future event.
Within 2 business days prior to event: non-refundable but someone may attend in your place.

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