Looking to become a solicitor at a commercial firm?

The City Law School Alumni Careers Clinic

Thursday, 16 Oct 2014, 6:00 PM to 8:00 PM | CityCareers, Drysdale Building, Level 1, City University London Northampton Square EC1V 0HB

This Careers Clinic is an opportunity to receive one-to-one CV or application advice and feedback from The City Law School alumni who are now practising solicitors in a commercial setting.

Confirmed attendees:

Katherine Niccol – Solicitor, Group Litigation and Commercial Services, Slater & Gordon (BVC/BPTC alumna)
Katherine cross-qualified from the Bar in July 2013 into a mid-sized Central London firm. During qualification there Katherine gained experience in Commercial Services, Litigation and Dispute Resolution, and Personal Injury. Between completing her Barristers training and later becoming a Solicitor, Katherine spent several years working in various Government Departments and offices including the Department for Culture, Media and Sport, the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and the UK Film Council. This experience has given Katherine a depth of understanding in relation to the needs of a variety of industries and the application of Government policy to them.

Katherine completed her law degree at the University of the West of England before achieving an LLM in Commercial Law at the University of Bristol. Here, Katherine specialised in credit, security and insolvency before going on to train as a Barrister at the Inns of Court School of Law.

Roy Appiah – Trainee Solicitor at Clifford Chance (LLB alumnus)
Roy studied LLB Law at City and completed a summer placement at Clifford Chance before securing a training contract with the firm.

Freddie Ventura – Trainee Solicitor at Stepien Lake LLP (GDL and LPC alumnus)
Assisting on the sale and purchase of Commercial and Residential Property, drafting Leases/ Deeds of Variation/Assignment and carrying out Reports on Title.

Freddie completed GDL and LPC programmes at The City Law School.

Jemima Faircloth – Solicitor, Disputes Resolution Team, Seddons (BVC/BPTC alumna)
Jemima is a member of the Disputes Resolution Team. She was called to the Bar in 2010 before qualifying as a solicitor in 2012. Jemima advises on disputes and conducting litigation in the High Court and County Court. Her work covers a full range of litigation matters and includes claims in negligence, breach of contract, and commercial and property disputes.

Prior to completing her BPTC at The City Law School, Jemima studied law at King’s College London.

Liana Uzoziri – In-house lawyer at World Duty Free Group (LLB alumna)
Prior to joining World Duty Free Group, Liana worked as Corporate Associate at Fasken Martineau DuMoulin. She studied LLB Law at City.

Wayne Codogan – Trainee Solicitor at Marriott Harrison (LPC alumnus)
Wayne is a first year trainee, having joined Marriott Harrison LLP in March 2014. He graduated from Queen Mary, University of London in 2010 with a degree in Law before going on to obtain the highest overall Distinction in his year group on the Legal Practice Course at The City Law School. Prior to joining Marriott Harrison LLP, Wayne completed a 12-month legal internship at Warner Bros. Entertainment UK Limited and worked as an in-house paralegal at Tesco Stores Limited.

Wayne spent his first seat gaining a broad range of experience and understanding of corporate transactions in the Corporate Department and is currently undertaking a joint seat with the Employment and Litigation teams, assisting on a variety of contentious and non-contentious matters. Wayne is due to qualify in March 2016.

Target audience: Open to all

How to book an appointment?

Send a paragraph (no more than 100 words) on why you would like to book a place at this event to careersevents@city.ac.uk
Remember to specify your availability between 6 and 8pm on 16th October as well as your course and year of study
Specify which alumni you would like to book an appointment with (Maximum of 3 appointments per student but please feel free to list more than 3 ideally in order of preference; some alumni may be more popular than others and thus their appointments may get booked very quickly)
Use the following subject line: Law Alumni Careers Clinic – 16th Oct

Unless we receive all of this information from you, we will not be able to book you a place

Bookings are now open and will close on Tuesday, 14th October
Slots will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis to students who have demonstrated in their email that attending this event would be of benefit to them.
If you have been selected, a confirmation email will be sent to you.

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