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  • Women Lawyers Division returner course

    Friday 31 March - Saturday 1 April 2017 Milton Hill House, Oxfordshire

    SRA Competency: A2

  • Women Lawyers Division returner course

    Friday 31 March

    10:00 - 10:15 Registration, refreshments and networking

    10:15 - 10:30 Welcome and introduction

    Leah Glover, associate, DWF LLP and chair, Women Lawyers Division, The Law Society

    10:30 - 11:30 Delegate introduction

    Facilitator: Leah Glover, associate, DWF LLP and chair, Women Lawyers Division, The Law

    Society

    Each delegate will be given two minutes to say a few words about themselves.

    11:30 - 11:45 Morning refreshments and networking

    11:45 - 12:45

    Top tips for CV writing and getting a job

    Facilitator: Sarah Austin, council member and member, Women Lawyers Division, The Law

    Society

    Rachel Brushfield, founder, EnergiseLegal and is a talent liberator; a career, talent, learning &

    development strategist and coach and published author

    Sejal Raja, head of employment and partner, at RadcliffeLeBrasseur

    12:45 - 13:45 Lunch and networking

    CV Clinic - 30 minutes per clinic

    13:45 - 15:15 Various career options

    Facilitator: Sarah Austin, council member and member, Women Lawyers Division, The Law

    Society

    Sandip Sohal, managing director, My Business Counsel

    Tony Roe, principal and founder, Tony Roe Solicitors

    Melanie Wright, department of education legal adviser, Government Legal Department

    Elizabeth Joyce, legal counsel, Lucy Group Limited and member, Women Lawyers Division, The

    Law Society

    Delegates will be separated into four groups for this session. A speaker will be allocated to each table

    and will give a five minute presentation followed by 10 minutes questions and answers. After 15

    minutes, the speakers will rotate tables until each speaker has visited each table.

    15:15 - 15:30 Afternoon refreshments and networking

    15:30 - 16:30 Social media master class

    Facilitator: Jane Flaherty, head of private client, McMillan Williams Solicitors

    Kevin Poulter, partner and head of employment, Child & Child

    17:00 - 18:00 CV Clinics 30 minutes per clinic

  • 19:00 - 20:00

    20:00 - 21:30

    Drinks reception

    Dinner

    Saturday 1 April

    09:00 - 09:15

    Arrival refreshments and networking

    09:15 - 09:45 JAC selection

    Facilitator: Jay Bhayani, solicitor and managing director, Bhayani HR & Employment Law

    Alexandra Marks, judicial appointments commissioner, Judicial Appointments Commission

    09:45 - 10:30 Professional requirements as a returner

    Facilitator: I. Stephanie Boyce, director, Create Positive Possibilities

    Mary Morgan, senior ethics advisor, SRA

    10:30 - 10:45 Morning refreshments and networking

    10:45 - 11:45 Available support

    Facilitator: Catherine Slattery, solicitor, Irwin Mitchell LLP

    LawCare: Bronwen Still, co-ordinator for England and Wales, LawCare

    SBA: Sue Ellis, services manager, Solicitors Benevolent Association

    Practice Advice Service: Peter Irvine, practice advice solicitor, The Law Society

    Law Society Library: Alice Tyson, assistant librarian, The Law Society

    Delegates will be separated into four groups for this session. A speaker will be allocated to each table

    and will give a five minute presentation followed by 10 minutes questions and answers. After 15

    minutes, the speakers will rotate tables until each speaker has visited each table.

    11:45 - 12:15 Personal journey of a returnee my story

    Facilitator: Laura Barrell, solicitor, Veale Wasbrough Vizards

    Rachael Williams, ombudsman, Financial Ombudsman Service

    12:15 - 13:15 Lunch and networking

    CV Clinics 30 minutes per clinic

    13:15 - 15:15 Crash course confidence - bulletproof your confidence and conquer your professional

    challenges

    Facilitator: Jane Huttly

    Deborah Simmons, director, Quest Coaching

    Tips for self improvement

    identifying goals and setting development plans

    networking and building contacts

    building confidence.

    15:15 - 15:30 Closing remarks

    15:30 Conference close

  • Women Lawyers Division returner course

    Delegate list Correct as of 20 March

    First name Surname Job title Organisation

    Maria Black Solicitor

    Hannah Davies

    Christiane de Waele

    Katya Dunitz

    Undiga Emuekpere

    Anne-Marie Fong

    Manisha Gajjar

    Karen Hacon

    Lucinda Haywood Deputy Administrator Guernsey Legal Aid Service

    Dalbir Kaur

    Shirley Khoo

    Natalie Lennon Democratic Services Officer

    Katherine Lloyd Solicitor Non practising

    Sheena Macaulay Non practicing Solicitor

    Carmel Manley Solicitor Carmel Manley

    Lucia Mitchell Solicitor Solicitor

    Anita North Solicitor

    Kanwulia Lilienne Odogwu Solicitor Sandgross Limited

    Rachel Salthouse

  • First name Surname Job title Organisation

    Kate Swann

    Karen Trott Teacher Self employed

    Balwinder UBHA Solicitor

    Claire Watson Solicitor

  • Women Lawyers Division returner course

    Speaker biographies In alphabetical order

    Sarah Austin, council member and member, Women Lawyers Division, The Law Society Sarah is one of three of the Women Lawyers Division representatives on the Law Society Council. Sarah has been a member of the Law Society's Equality and Diversity committee since 2010 and has recently been appointed to the Legal Affairs and Policy Board. She is particularly interested in issues affecting small businesses. Sarah qualified as a solicitor after a career in investment banking and a first degree in Business Administration (International Business). Sarah studied law part time (evenings and weekends) to qualify as a solicitor in 1996. In 2001 she became a fully qualified member of the Society of Trust Estate Practitioners and in 2006 qualified as an offshore STEP practitioner. Sarah's legal experience has covered all genres of firms from sole practice to global city practices. In 2004 Sarah set up her own firm Austins which is a private client niche firm, located in Chiswick. When not volunteering or working, Sarah enjoys sharing foreign travel, good food and books with friends and family.

    Laura Barrell, solicitor, Veale Wasbrough Vizards Laura is a commercial solicitor for Veale Wasbrough Vizards based at its Watford office. Laura provides clients with advice on a wide variety of matters from general commercial contracts to specialist intellectual property matters. Laura returned to work after having her first child on a part-time basis, eager to help women in law who face serious challenges in the workplace and beyond.

    I. Stephanie Boyce, director, Create Positive Possibilities

    I. Stephanie Boyce is the director of Create Positive Possibilities and interim head

    of governance at the Society of Chiropodists and Podiatrists. Stephanie was

    admitted as a solicitor in 2002 and has a wealth of experience in corporate

    governance, regulatory frameworks and professional regulation. Stephanie holds a

    Master of Laws in public law and global governance from Kings College, University

    of London. Stephanie began her career in private practice before moving in house

    with the General Council of the Bar providing legal advice to the then complaints

    commissioner. In 2007 she joined the Association of Chartered Certified

    Accountants (ACCA) providing legal and procedural advice to ACCAs disciplinary

    and regulatory committees and latterly with non-ministerial, non-governmental

    departments, professional regulators and membership bodies advising on

    regulatory frameworks, governance, and legislation. Stephanie is a council member

    of the Law Society of England and Wales representing the Women Lawyers

    Division, chair of the Council Members Conduct Committee, a member of the

    Regulatory Affairs Board of the Law Society, a solicitor member of the Joint

    Tribunal Service, and an ex-officio committee member of the Women Lawyers

    Division. Stephanie also sits as an independent person to the Standards Committee

    of a local authority and chairs the Independent Educational Appeals Panel.

  • Rachel Brushfield, founder, EnergiseLegal and talent liberator; a career,

    talent, learning & development strategist and coach & published author Rachel Brushfield is a talent liberator, a career strategist, coach and published author and founder of Energise, established 1997. Rachel helps her clients to achieve career breakthroughs at major career transitions, including marketing themselves. Creating a second or portfolio career are specialisms. Rachel is co-founder of her own network PWHub for senior women.

    Jay Bhayani, solicitor and managing director, Bhayani HR & Employment Law Jay is a specialist employment law solicitor and has 25 years experience of dealing with all aspects of HR and employment matters, She established her independent law firm in 2014 offering bespoke solutions to SMEs, charities and individuals and is based in Sheffield, South Yorkshire.

    Sue Ellis, services manager, Solicitors Benevolent Association Sue Ellis is services manager for SBA The Solicitors Charity, which she joined in 2014 after seventeen years developing services in grant-making, housing and social care for a City Livery Company. Sue is one of SBAs two front-line case-workers, supporting solicitors and their families in personal financial need.

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