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Legal Practice Conversation series: With Oliver Gilman, Department of Health, Government Legal Service

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building

The Legal Practice Conversation series aims to provide students with first-hand insight into how law works in practice beyond case law and textbooks!

Our first Conversation takes place on Friday 11 November with Oliver Gilman, Senior Lawyer, Department of Health, Government Legal Service

Oliver Gilman will be talking with Daniel Monk about the day-to-day life of working as a solicitor employed by the government. The Government Legal Service is a progressive employer and this will be an opportunity to explore careers options with them.

The conversation will also focus on two recent high profile cases which he was involved in, where government policies have been challenged through the courts. The first relates to government aid to Ethiopia and the second to junior doctors conditions of employment. The cases references are:

R (on the application of O) v Secretary of State for International Development [2014] EWHC 2371 (QB) (Judgment on Permission)

R (on the application of Justice for Health Limited) v Secretary of State for Health and NHS Confederation and the BMA [2016] EWHC 2338 (Admin)

The event is free but registration is required - please book via Eventbrite by clicking on the link below "More information about this event.."

This initiative reflects a commitment by the school to extend its existing links with the profession in order to complement the teaching of law by academics and to provide students with an opportunity to ask questions about working in the law. If any alumni are interested in speaking at future Conversations please contact Daniel Monk.

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