The theme for the panel discussion will be ‘Law as an International Career’.
Our speakers reflect the diversity of legal careers with an international dimension that are open to a lawyer who qualifies in the UK. Between them they have been in private practice based in the UK, in private practice overseas, undertaken international legal roles with the UK government and international bodies, appeared in international criminal tribunals, and been on both secondment and in a permanent role as in house counsel for an international corporation.
We will hear about their own experiences and career paths, and what advice they have for those who aspire to a career orientated towards the world outside the UK (including, and perhaps particularly, after Brexit). While we anticipate that many with that aspiration will still be students or in training, this should also be of interest to those already in practice but looking for a new direction.
There will be plenty of opportunity for questions (during both the session and the reception afterwards), and we hope that members in the audience will contribute their own perspectives to the discussion.
The speakers will be: Sara Masters QC (1988), Steven Kay QC, Helen Mulvein OBE (1989), Michael Stewart (2001), and Angela Liu (2009).
The panel will be chaired by TLA committee member Andrew Walker QC (1987).
The event is kindly hosted by Kirkland and Ellis International LLP.