Events & Lectures

Forthcoming events: autumn/winter 2018





Women in the Law UK, the national lobbying, mentoring and support group, holds regular events in Manchester and London. Open both to women and men, these events are held under the Chatham House Rule and seek to inspire, educate and support female lawyers and encourage women’s participation at all levels of the legal profession.


Jobs for the Girls – Career progression: judicial careers, QC, partnership
Date/time: 18 October 2018, 17:30-20:00
Venue: Great John Street Hotel, Great John Street, Manchester M3 4FD
Cost: £45 (members), £55 (non-members)

Description: This afternoon tea event, for qualified lawyers only, will explore what is involved in becoming a judge, QC or progressing to become a partner. It will discuss how lawyers can plan for the next stages of their careers and best place themselves for advancement. Speakers will include a High Court Judge, a circuit judge, a district judge, a specialist in competencies and a representative of academia. Sponsored by Mary O’Rourke of Deans Court Chambers.

Booking: or Eventbrite.

Wellbeing and wellness at work
Date/time: 7 November 2018, 17:30-20:00
Venue: Garden Court North Chambers, Manchester M3 2JA
Cost: Charitable donation to Anxiety UK

Description: This event will focus on how lawyers can look after their health while enjoying a rewarding and fulfilling career. Speakers will include Vanisha Parmar-Budhia, diversity and inclusion officer at the Solicitors Regulation Authority, Sonia Birdee, barrister at Garden Court North Chambers and Gareth Brewerton, in-house counsel at Munnelly Group Plc. Part-sponsored by JMW Solicitors.

Booking: or Eventbrite.

Career development – How to be indispensable in your employment law career
Date/time: 13 November 2018, 17:30-19:30
Venue: HRC Law LLP, Acresfield, 8-10 Exchange Street, Manchester M2 7HA
Cost: Free

Description: Aimed at employment solicitors, associates and paralegals. This workshop will focus on career planning, career operation, strategy and advocacy.

Booking: or Eventbrite.

 Confidence, Clarity and Connection: How to get even more confidence
Date/time: 29 November 2018, 17:30-20:30
Venue: Grant Thornton, Gartside Street, Manchester M3 3EB
Cost: £10 (members), £20 (non-members)

Description: Hosted by Grant Thornton, this event will be led by Amanda Brown, founder of coaching company Leading Ladies.

Booking: or Eventbrite.

Women in the Law Manchester Christmas Drinks
Date/time: 6 December 2018
Venue: Squire Patton Boggs, No. 1 Spinningfields, 1 Hardman Square, Manchester M3 3EB
Cost: £10

Description: Women in the Law UK’s much-anticipated Christmas celebration will include keynote speeches by Joy Kingsley, senior partner at JMW Solicitors, Kate Dodd, diversity and inclusion consultant for Pinsent Mason Solicitors, and Helen Tse MBE, author, restaurateur and corporate partner at Clarke Willmott.

Booking: or Eventbrite.


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