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Sarah Richardson, partner in the children and education team, was invited to speak at the 9th annual Junior Lawyers Division conference at The Law Society on 16 April. Sarah spoke on the topic of ‘dealing with vulnerable clients’ alongside partners from Anthony Gold and Parry Welch Lacey.

The full day conference hosted Junior Lawyers Division members (five years or less PQE), LPC students and graduates, and trainee solicitors with the primary aim to help junior lawyers to develop, progress and diversify within the legal profession.

For further details on Junior Lawyers Division, please visit their website.

Conference highlights include:

  • how to conduct effective feedback conversations
  • legal project management: dealing with client expectations, adding value, and standing out in your firm
  • developing an international career: perspective from home and abroad
  • overcoming adversity in the profession
  • alternative legal career paths: private practice is not the only way
  • updates on major JLD policy initiatives
  • financial advice drop in clinics
  • cv clinics - expert advice to give your CV a boost!
  • brexit and the impact on the profession, practice and clients
  • know your rights:  employment law for junior lawyers
  • dealing with vulnerable clients and how to take accurate instruction
  • the Investigatory Powers Bill and the impact of the “snoopers’ charter” on the right to privacy


Saturday 16 April 2016


9.45am - registration

10.15am - welcome address

10.30am - brexit - the impact on the legal sector

11:15am - overcoming adversity and achieving your career goals

11:45am - refreshment break and networking opportunity

11.55am - JLD policy focus

12.05pm - breakout sessions

12.50pm - buffet lunch and networking opportunity

1.35pm - legal project management

2.45pm - breakout sessions

3.30pm - refreshment break and networking opportunity

3.40pm - JLD policy focus

3.50pm - feedback: can you handle it?

4.35pm - closing remarks