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Conference convened by the Centre for the Study of Professional Legal Practice.
Programme (subject to amendment)
|9.00am||Registration and coffee|
Paul Johnston, Director of the Secretariat, Social Mobility & Child Poverty Commission
Raising Aspirations to Law: School to Higher Education
Insights from research and practice into factors affecting aspiration to HE
Speakers include Dr Claire Crawford, Associate Professor University of Warwick; Lacara Barnes-Rowe, Outreach Co-ordinator, Inner Temple; Richard Watso, IntoUniversity.org; and Danielle Russo, Widening Participation Outreach Manager, City University London
Progression in Law Careers: What’s the Problem?
Identifying closed doors, glass ceilings and what holds them in place. Academics, practitioners and regulators debate the issues
Speakers include Dr Louise Ashley, Royal Holloway College, University of London and Cass Business School, City University London; representatives of the Solicitors Regulation Authority and Bar Standards Board; Sophie Bragg, Women in Law London and Daniel Sternberg, Chair of the Young Barristers’ Association.
Bringing Outsiders in: Work Experience, Training Contracts, Pupillages & Apprenticeships
Practitioners, regulators and others present and discuss initiatives for widening participation in law firms and at the Bar
Speakers include Richard Chere, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard and representative of PRIME; Julie Brannan, Director of Education and Training, Solicitors Regulation Authority; Sarah Langton, Head of Resourcing, Clifford Chance; Cordella Bart-Stewart, Chair Black Solicitors’ Network; Laura Holland, Qualifications Development Manager, CILEx; Lacara Barnes-Rowe, Outreach Co-ordinator, Inner Temple; and Christa Richmond, Director of Education Services, Middle Temple
Solving the Problems: Initiatives for Reaching and Shattering the Glass Ceiling
Leaders of the legal services sector explore initiatives to assure progression to partner/QC status
Speakers include Justine Delroy, Partner, Addleshaw Goddard; Arron Slocombe, Partner, Baker MacKenzie; Claire Johnston, Director General, Government Legal Department; Chantal-Aimée Doerries QC, Chairman-Elect Bar Council; Patricia Robertson QC, Vice Chair, Bar Standards Board; and Russell Wallman, Chief Executive QC Appointments Secretariat
Widening Participation in the Judiciary
Research, practice and success? Analysis by key stakeholders
Speakers include Martin Forde QC, Judicial Appointments Commission; Mrs Justice Cox, UK Association of Women Judges; and Professor Lisa Webley, Westminster University
Conference Plenary & Closing