SAL Student & Young Professionals Conference 2016

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We are very proud to invite you to our first Student and Young Professionals Conference. The aim of the Conference is to promote equality and diversity in the legal profession. Leading professionals will share their experiences and give guidance and tips on how to be successful in the ever demanding legal arena.

We are hosting two events:

Monday 18th January 2016 – 6.15pm – 8.00pm

City Law School, Atkins Building, Gray’s Inn Square, London WC1R 5DX

Tuesday 19th January 2016 – 6.15pm – 8.00pm

The University of Law, 14 Store Street, London WC1E 7DE.

Topics of discussion will be:

1. Tips on entering the legal profession – Jo Sidhu QC

2. How to get a pupillage – Baldip Singh Aulak

3. How to get a training contract – Raksha Dave

4. Alternative routes to working in an in-house legal department – Miranda Brawn

5. How mentoring can help your career – Sachin Trikha

About the speakers:

Jo Sidhu QC was called to the Bar in 1993. He is a leading specialist in criminal law with particular expertise in terrorism cases, homicides and conspiracies involving frauds, robberies and drugs trafficking. He practises from 25 Bedford Row and No.5 Chambers. He is Vice Chair of the Equality & Diversity Committee of the Bar Council, a member of the Criminal Bar Association and a senior tutor in advocacy for Lincoln’s Inn. Jo took silk in 2012 and is the current President of the Society of Asian Lawyers.

Baldip Singh Aulak is a Barrister and Deputy Head of the Immigration Team at 33 Bedford Row. He specialises in International Human Rights law, European Union free movement law and Immigration and Asylum law. He undertakes pro-bono work on a case by case basis. Baldip runs various legal clinics within the community in Birmingham and the East and West of London. He was called to the Bar in 2013 and is the current Secretary for the Society of Asian Lawyers.

Raksha Dave is a solicitor at Reynolds Dawson Solicitors.  Raksha has gained over 27 years experience dealing with both Magistrates’ and Crown Court matters. Her experience includes a wide range of criminal and misconduct cases of a complex and high profile nature. She is a fully accredited Police Station Representative providing legal advice and representation to those who find themselves in Police custody. Raksha is on the Committee of the Society of Asian Lawyers.

Miranda Brawn is Director of Legal and Transaction Management at Daiwa. She has a background as an investment banker and barrister. Her primary role is to manage the company’s legal risk across Europe for the derivatives, regulatory & securities financing business with an investment bank. She is Vice Chair of the Black Cultural Archives, Patron of the Black British Academics, committee board member of City Women Network, global speaker (LAMDA trained) and presenter providing commentary on television and radio. She is also a business and diversity leader who was voted one of the Top 30 most inspirational women in the City of London by Brummel (Diversity Champion category) and featured in the CityAM “Women in the City” Powerlist (Business and Finance category). In addition, she is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Arts (FRSA) for enriching society through ideas and action via her prominent contribution to positive social change. In 2015, she led a new initiative to help close the race diversity gap in the City of London.

Sachin Trikha is a Senior Associate practicing in the International Arbitration Team at Clifford Chance LLP. His practice mainly concerns institutional or ad hoc arbitration disputes arising from breach of contract claims in the energy, infrastructure or construction sectors. Sachin is on the Committee of the Society of Asian Lawyers.

Do not miss this opportunity. It’s free so book your place now by e-mailing: secretary@societyofasianlawyers.co.uk 

Please specify which event you wish to attend. The events will be identical in content.

We look forward to seeing you there. Places are limited so hurry!

To see the full flyer click here: SAL Student 2016 Conference

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