Thursday, 20 September 2012

Getting ahead in legal career

Young professionals from across the Midlands are being invited to attend a conference that could change the course of their career.

The event is being organised by the Shropshire and Mid Wales branch of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) and is open to anyone training for a future in the legal profession.

It will be held at the offices of Martin-Kaye LLP Solicitors, in Euston Way, Telford, on Wednesday October 17, from 5.15pm to 7.15pm.

Branch vice-chairman, Sophie Davies, who works for Martin-Kaye, said the aim of the conference was to give an insight into how becoming a member of CILEx could help shape a legal career.

"We have many legal executives in our firm who have gone through, or who are going through the CILEx training route, and we wanted to give other young professionals the chance to find out more about what it covers.

"The conference is a free Continuing Professional Development event and topics will include how to draft the perfect CV, interview techniques, how to become a judge, and how to become a CILEx partner or advocate."

Guest speakers on the day will include CILEx president Nick Hanning, and Hugh Anton-Stephens - a notary public and mental health tribunal judge.

Delegates will also be welcomed by Martin-Kaye LLP Solicitors' senior partner, Graham Davies.

"We're very pleased to be hosting an event which is set to attract some of the most dynamic young minds who are the future of the legal world. It's a great opportunity for young professionals to find out more about the options available to them and how the right training can open up so many doors."

Anyone who would like to attend should contact Sophie Davies or Sarah Mears on 01952 525966 or email or