Are you thinking about a career in law? Maybe you are about to start your training contract? Or maybe you are a junior lawyer considering how to progress?

We postponed our event back in March because of the lockdown. Since then we have learnt how the global pandemic has a disproportionate impact on black, Asian and minority ethnic people and the death of George Floyd has been a catalyst for the global Black Lives Matter movement. It therefore seemed the right time to have a discussion around where these global events leave you and your career aspirations and how to negotiate the new normal, which is constantly changing. Yes there are challenges, but are there now new opportunities too?

Deputy Vice President of the Law Society, I. Stephanie Boyce, and Chair of the Black Solicitors Network, Paulette Mastin, will be sharing their personal experiences and advice on how to navigate the legal profession and to find the opportunities as the new normal develops. Russell-Cooke partner Kizzy Augustin will chair with panellists partner Shabnam Ali-Khan, associate Rebecca Olaniyan, and trainee Isaac Eoli (Freeths) discussing their own experiences. Attendees will have the chance to ask questions of the panel.

Recent events demonstrate the vital importance of these conversations, and that they take place now.


Wednesday 22 July 2020


17:00 - 18:00


This webinar is now at full capacity with a wait list in place. Please contact our events team if you would like to be added to the wait list.