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Landor Association Law Event

How do you represent a client whom you don’t believe? I like the idea of law but don’t like public speaking; should I reconsider my career choice?

These and other questions were answered at a fabulous virtual legal masterclass on Thursday 18th March, when seven female legal experts from the Landor community gave short keynote speeches about various aspects of the law.

Dr Burley welcomed us to the virtual event which, with Mrs Didlick as our MC, and legally-minded sixth formers Anushka and Imogen introducing each speaker with a short potted biography.

First up was Law Lecturer Josie Kemeys, who has been able to combine legal work with academia. Old Girl Marcella King followed, explaining how twenty years as a solicitor led to her present career as a legal writer and publisher. Puneet Rai (KHS 1991 – 1998) told us how a Modern Languages degree need not be a barrier to having a successful and fascinating career as a barrister. Old Girl Sarah Schutte’s law degree enabled her to set up her own legal and training consultancy. Intellectual Property lawyer and Brexit specialist Sally Shorthose (KHS 1974 – 1981) showed how it was possible to have a career encompassing several types of legal work. Her Honour Justice Elizabeth Walker (KHS 1983 – 1990)  told us about the hard slog involved in reaching her position as a Circuit Judge, the role she was born to attain, and our final speaker, Old Girl Sara Chambers, spoke of her stellar legal career which culminated in her becoming a legal director.   

We are very grateful to our galaxy of legal stars for speaking to tomorrow’s would-be lawyers, and to John Richards who provided the technical expertise to stage the event. If you were unable to join us on 18th, please click on the link below to see the evening’s speeches.

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