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Government Legal Service and the Crown Prosecution Service – a Career at the Employed Bar

Book your tickets for the event on 3rd June (17:30-19.00) covering a career at the Employed Bar – with speakers focusing on the GLS and CPS.

Patrick Fields (now recorder of the Crown Court) talks for 30 minutes about his time at the CPS and the kind of work that you might be doing as a trainee there and beyond. The date for submission of the forms for the CPS is 31st May.

Emma Burgess will then come to speak to students about the Government Legal Service and a career at the Employed Bar. Emma will talk about the very interesting work that she does and more about the service in general.

Emma Burgess is a senior lawyer with the Treasury Solicitor’s department, advising at the Ministry of Justice. She advises Ministers and policy leads on a wide range of civil justice and civil law matters, as well as drafting secondary legislation and conducting litigation on behalf of the Department (in conjunction with Treasury Solicitor litigation colleagues and Counsel). Prior to her current posting, she undertook advisory, drafting and negotiation work on international family law/ private international law instruments at EU and International level.

Emma previously lectured at the City Law School from 2000 to 2007, including a period as a deputy director on the Bar Vocational Course. Prior to that, she was in independent practice at the Bar as a family law specialist, handling private law children cases, public law care proceedings, and ancillary relief.

The application process for the GLS starts in early July 2014.

The Careers Service (distinct from the Pupillage Advice Service) at City Law School offers support and training for the recruitment processes that are undertaken at the GLS including verbal reasoning and assessment centre style mocks and coaching. At the end of this event a list will be taken of students interested in further support from the Careers Centre in this style of assessment. The Careers Service is only open to City Students (prospective) or alumni.

City Law school
Room 13
2-10 Princeton St
WC1R London
United Kingdom

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