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Warner Goodman invest in lawyers of the future

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On 14th January a group of four members of our Personal Injury team gave up their time to present to Southampton University Law students on the various routes into the world of law.  Andy Munden, Personal Injury Partner, arranged the presentation in support of the University to show the students how the theory they are learning will one day be put into practice.

“We were extremely pleased to be involved with the Careers and Employability department of the University to be able to share our experiences with the students,” begins Andy.  “They will soon be graduating and taking on the challenge of beginning their legal career, and the four of us who presented have all taken very different paths.  We understand the struggles that they have ahead of them and were keen to reassure them that it is possible to achieve their goal, whichever route they decide to take.”

 Equity Partner Andy Munden was joined by Litigation Executive Aimee Brown and Trainee Solicitor Lauren Sessions.  “I completed an Economics degree before qualifying through CILEx.  Aimee and Lauren have both completed law degrees, and while Aimee is also qualifying through CILEx, Lauren has just begun her training contract and has completed her LPC.  By taking the time to explain this to the students, it showed them that even if their first route of choice may not be available, it’s important not to give up and that there are options for them.”

Jan Steele, Careers and Employability Co-ordinator, said of the session, “We were delighted to welcome a team from Warner Goodman to participate in our Employability Skills Programme for our second year Law students. The session gave students a real insight into different ways of qualifying and encouraged them to consider alternative routes. It was attended by 26 students who were very positive about the session. One of them wroteExcellent presentation, very useful and informative without the usual pomp and circumstance you get from some law firms.  Detailed summary of the various routes to qualification as well as personal testimonies and a more informal insight into the legal profession.  Bring them back next year!”

Andy concludes, “These are our future lawyers, and moving forward we’re hoping to be able to work closer with the Careers and Employability team to invest as much as we can into their learning and career opportunities.”


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