Lawyers with Disabilities Division afternoon seminar – speed CV review with city employers

Lawyers with Disabilities Division afternoon seminar – speed CV review with city employers

Event Type: Free CPD eventWhen: 11/09/2015 13:45 – 19:00
Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1PL
Cost: No charge


CPD Hours: 2

The Lawyers with Disabilities Division (LDD) is pleased to bring you this afternoon seminar. During the afternoon we will look at CV writing, what a CV should cover, regular mistakes, good and bad examples, interview do’s and don’ts, as well as provide general advice and guidance.

Following the main presentations will be 10 minute one-to-one CV reviews with city law firm representatives and a networking reception.


13:00 – 13:45 Registration

13:45 – 14:00 Introduction – Waqas Zaib, Chairman

14:00 – 14:45 CV writing – Husanara Begum, Director Husnara Begum Consulting Limited
– What a CV should cover;
– Regular mistakes;
– Examples of good and bad CVs.

14:45 – 15:00 Tea/Coffee

15:00 – 15:30 Law Society Library / Practice Advice Service / LawCare / SBA
Michael Maher, Barbara Mackintosh, Elizabeth Rimmer, Sue Ellis

15:30 – 16:15 Interview do’s and don’ts – Isla Grant, & Peter Jones, Consultant Solicitor, Sherrards
– Basic questions asked;
– How to answer;
– Good and bad examples;
– How you should not focus on your disability when answering.

16:15 – 19:00 Speed CV reviews and networking
– Each delegate will be given the opportunity of a 10-minute discussion about their CV
– Please remember to bring a copy of your CV if you wish to have it reviewed
Zeba Mahmood, Norton Rose Fulbright
Chloe Muir, Reed Smith
Sarah Tucker, Baker & McKenzie
Sarah O’Keefe, Baker & McKenzie
Chelsey Sprong, Taylor Wessing

Please note the programme may be subject to change

Who should attend?

This event is for law students and those who are about to start or are undertaking the LPC, those seeking training contracts as well as newly qualified solicitors.

The Speakers

Husnara Begum, Director, Husnara Begum Consulting Limited
Michael Maher, Law Society Library Services Manager
Barbara Mackintosh, Practice Advice Service Solicitor
Ann Charlton, LawCare Co-ordinator
Sue Ellis, Marketing & Membership Executive SBA
Isla Grant,
Peter Jones, Consultant Solicitor, Sherrards
TBC, Hogan Lovells
TBC, Reed Smith
TBC, Clyde & Co

This event is free to attend but you must register in advance. If you wish to have your CV reviewed please make sure you bring it with you on the day.