*LAUNCH EVENT*- Diversity of Roles for Women in the Law

Please join “WLAM” network for our Brighton, Eastbourne, Hastings area launch event on 4 April and hear from inspiring women like yourself, who are going to show you the diversity of roles open to women, with an illustration of the reasons behind the diversity. Let our speakers inspire you to embrace your legal career with a new perspective of what is possible!

WLAM – passionate about diversity and helping working parents in the legal industry to succeed with work-life balance.

Speakers:

Lucy Tarrant, lawyer, Managing Director of Cognitive Law

Lucy has over 20 years of financial and contractual dispute resolution experience, 17 of those years as a qualified Solicitor. Lucy has worked both in private practice as a litigation partner, employment solicitor and as in-house counsel.

Lucy’s career has been one of firsts. The beginning of her career set the tone when she became the first ever trainee solicitor at Lloyds TSB Bank plc having put together a proposal of how to structure a training contract. That also rewarded her with sponsorship by the Bank to complete the LPC at the College of Law. Another first was Lucy’s appointment as the first in-house lawyer at the G2 Group, affording her a unique insight into the recruitment industry and invaluable hands-on experience.

Lucy’s latest first has been setting up Cognitive Law as an ABS with her non-lawyer business partner, to re-think the delivery of legal services to corporate clients.

Lucy will be speaking about the reasons why she has set up Cognitive Law, and how the firm works and her vision for delivery of legal services to clients.

Sian Hughes, Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Manager at the Solicitors Regulation Authority

Sian has worked for the SRA since 2010, advising the organisation on equality and diversity matters and working across the legal profession to promote diversity and inclusion. Before joining the SRA, Sian advised on claims of racial discrimination for the Commission for Racial Equality and advised on compliance with the public sector equality duty.

Sian will be speaking about well-being, gender equality in the legal profession and a little bit about the Solicitors Qualifying Examination.

The event will take place on Thursday 4th April from 11am-12.30 in Mithras 214. Please book your free place here.

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