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Legal Practice Conversation Series: Simon Davis in Conversation with Daniel Monk

Venue: Birkbeck Main Building

The Legal Practice Conversation series aims to provide students with first-hand insight into how law works in practice – and an opportunity to ask a legal practitioner about careers in law.

At this event Simon Davis will be talking with Professor Daniel Monk about the day-to-day life of working as a solicitor. Part of the conversation will focus on the case of International Tennis Federation and World Anti-Doping Agency v Richard Gasquet (2009) before the Court of Arbitration for Sport. Simon acted for the tennis player in his appeal against a ban he had received for testing positive for cocaine.

Prior to attending the seminar it is recommended that you read the case, which can be accessed here.

Furthermore you can read a media story about the case here.

About the Speaker

Simon Davis is Head of Commercial litigation at Clifford Chance, one of the world’s leading law firms, with more than 30 years experience of effective dispute avoidance and resolution. Simon resolves the problems of a range of corporates and financial institutions, whether they be internal, involving directors and shareholders, or external, with regulators or trading partners.

Currently the Vice President and in 2019 the President of the Law Society, he is also a Former President of the London Solicitors Litigation Association, a Member of the Court of Appeal Mediation Panel. Simon is also a Governor of Birkbeck.

This event is open to Birkbeck students and alumni. It is free, however booking is required via this page.

Latecomers to the event are not guaranteed entry. Please be advised that photographs may be taken at the event. Please note that this booking is through the 3rd party service Eventbrite and by making this booking you are a customer of Eventbrite.

Please contact us if you have any access requirements. More details of accessibility at Birkbeck venues can be found here.

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