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Career development roadshow

Date: 7th November 2017 - 16th November 2017

Various across Scotland

A series of events run specifically for newly qualified solicitors who are looking to progress their career. Anyone with up to 5 years PQE is welcome to attend in Dundee, Aberdeen, Edinburgh or Glasgow.

Event summary
Our career development roadshows are local events run specifically for newly qualified solicitors (0-5 years PQE) who are looking to progress their career.

There are lots of questions to consider when you're thinking about carving out your career. What direction do you want to progress in? Do you know where you want to go? Do you know how you're going to get there? Are you familiar with what your options are?

Our roadshows are free of charge to attend. Sign up if you are keen to hear more about:

  • the partnership route
  • becoming an accredited specialist
  • qualifying as a solicitor advocate
  • working abroad
  • taking on additional responsibilities in the workplace
When is your local event?

We have events scheduled across Scotland, so you can attend at a venue close to you.

Please note all our events take place from 6-8pm. Drinks and light refreshments are provided.

Who will be speaking?

We will be inviting speakers to attend who have taken a variety of career paths, to allow you to get a breadth of information, expertise and inspiration. Each event will see a panel comprising local, expert speakers who are partners at law firms, accredited specialists, solicitor advocates or dual qualified.

Our speakers are still being finalised, but those confirmed so far are:

Robert McDonald, Solicitor Advocate and Partner, Stronachs
Dean Purdie, Partner, DJP Solicitors
Elaine Farquharson-Black, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Planning Law, Burness Paull

John Nimmo, Founding Partner, Rooney Nimmo (Dual qualified in the US)
Joyce Cullen, Partner, Brodies (Accredited specialist in Employment Law)
Jenny Allan, Partner, CMS Cameron McKenna Nabarro Olswang LLP (Dual qualified in England & Wales)
Kirsty Tyre, Advocate, Axiom Advocates
Kay Ramachandran, Legal and Business Affairs Manager, BBC

Stephen Brand, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Family Law and Faily Law Mediation, Thorntons

David Hoey, Partner and Accredited Specialist in Employment Law, BTO Solicitors
Greg Smith, Partner, Montgomery Smith
Laura McCabe, Solicitor Advocate, Addleshaw Goddard

  • Arrive, help yourself to a drink and chat to your fellow NQs.

  • Get to know your fellow colleagues during the structured networking part of the event. Our speakers will lead some small, informal group discussions about your career path so far and your personal career aspirations. It can be really interesting to hear about other people's stories and experiences.

  • Your opportunity to ask questions to our panellists, who will have a wide range of experience between them. Every panellist will have gone down a different path and we will be able to tell a different story about their career development.

  • Have some time to have another informal drink with your colleagues. Additionally, this is a great time to have chance to speak 1:1 with our speakers if you didn't want to, or didn't get the chance to, ask more personal questions during the panel session.

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