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Past Legal Practice Conversations

Previous speakers in the series have included:

  • October 2017, James Whitaker, a Birkbeck alumnus and senior associate at Mayer Brown, discussed his career and the day-to-day life of working as a solicitor. He is based in the Litigation and Dispute Resolution Group of the London office, specialising in insurance-related litigation and advising on policy coverage issues.
  • February 2017, Heather Lawson, Director of recruitment agency Wells Tobias discussed the employment opportunities and day to day life of Legal Executives working in private practice and as in-house legal experts in the private and public sectors.
  • November 2016, Oliver Gilman, Senior Lawyer, Department of Health, Government Legal Service, discussed the day-to-day life of working as a solicitor employed by the government, focusing on two cases - the first relating to government aid to Ethiopia and the second to junior doctors conditions of employment.
  • January 2016, Jennifer Bethlehem, partner at Freshfields, discussed her role in the Pfizer/AstroZeneca takeover bid.
  • December 2014 Angela Jackman, a partner at Maxwell Gillott, discussed the NHS and Abortion Rights in Northern Ireland.
  • November 2013 Angela Jackman, a partner at Maxwell Gillott, discussed: G v St Gregory's Catholic Science College [2011] EWHC 1452.
  • March 2013 Anthony Metzer QC (Argent Chambers), discussed Hunt v AB [2009] EWCA Civ 1092 and a current group action against the Ministry of Defence before the War Pensions Tribunal on behalf of veterans of the British 1950s nuclear testing programme in Christmas Island.
  • October 2012 Noel Arnold, Director of Legal Practice at Coram Children's Legal Centre, discussed Re M (Education: Section 91(14) Order) [2007] EWCA Civ 1550.