Olliers to host criminal law careers advice webinars

Written 8th April 2020 by Ruth Peters

Criminal law webinars for graduate and undergraduate students

Olliers are delighted to announce a series of webinars aimed at graduate and undergraduate students. The purpose of the webinars is to provide careers advice to aspiring entrants to the criminal law profession.

The details of the webinars are as follows:

Friday 17th April 2020 at 2pm – why now is a fantastic time to pursue a career in criminal defence

This session will be led by Matthew Claughton, Managing Director of Olliers.

Matthew is passionate about inspiring entrants to the criminal profession and oversees Olliers internship programme.

Friday 24th April 2020 at 2pm – advice in relation to CVs, social media, applying for intern scheme and training contracts

This session will be hosted by Ruth Peters, solicitor at Olliers. She will provide her insight into tailoring CVs and application letters from a backdrop of reviewing the many speculative applications received at Olliers.

She aims to provide tips into the use of social media and provide insight into the steps prospective employers may take when reviewing applications.

Friday 1st May at 2pm – the reality of life as a trainee solicitor in a criminal defence law firm

This session will be led by Lily Grundy. Lily is a trainee solicitor at Olliers having joined in September 2019.

She is currently undertaking the police station accreditation process and is undergoing a structured training contract programme. She joined Olliers after having taken part in our internship programme and can provide practical advice in relation to applying to law firms. She will also give a realistic account of day to day life as a trainee in a busy criminal defence law firm.

We aim to continue the series after these sessions and will provide details of other proposed webinars shortly.

How do I register?

YouTubeAll webinars will take place via zoom. To register for the webinars please email ruthpeters@olliers.com with the subject of the email ‘careers webinar’ indicating which one (s) you wish to attend. if you have any specific questions you would like answered in the sessions please provide the same in the email although there will be interactive Q & A sessions during the webinars.

We will then provide log in details to you

Olliers Solicitors – specialist criminal defence

Olliers is firmly established as one of the UK’s leading criminal defence and regulatory law firms. We are based in Manchester with facilities in London and our client base is nationwide. Areas of specialism involve the defence of corporate and financial crimeregulatory offencesserious crimesexual offencesasset recoveryinsolvency disputesmotor offences, inquests and appeals.

We have a particularly strong reputation in the field of ‘crisis management’, frequently receiving instructions during the very early stages of a case, often before an interview has taken place. We are known for our proactive approach, establishing early dialogue with investigators, keeping publicity and disruption to a minimum whilst looking to bring any investigation to a swift conclusion.

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