The inside track on what law firms and clients now look for in trainee and junior lawyers
  • Room 116, Rolle Building

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Craig Sharpe has had a career spanning 25 years working in law, partly as a lawyer and now a marketing specialist at Darlingtons Solicitors – this background gives Craig an unusual insight into the radical changes in legal practice and the challenges and pressures law firms face. 

The talk is full of real-world examples, anecdotes and humour – students who attend will gain valuable and actionable insights.

  • What’s changed? Almost everything
  • Profession or service? Both – but where’s the balance?
  • Clients have changed – a lot
  • Technology and law
  • 70% of you won’t end up working at magic circle law firms
  • Marketing is now essential for all lawyers and law firms.
  • The funnel
  • Egos, actors and legal personas
  • The Importance of adaptability and team skills
  • Practical takeaways

This session will better prepare you for a legal career and may help you decide whether you now want to be a lawyer and what type of firm or area of law you may want to work in.

Email nigel.firth@plymouth.ac.uk to book a place or for further information.

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