Recent Virtual Event Recordings
Each autumn, we host a series of virtual presentations to give students an insight into the firm. These include sessions on our different practice areas, life a trainee solicitor, and our application process. You can watch recordings of all of our most recent events below.
Dominic Robertson (Tax partner and one of the partners responsible for Trainee Recruitment) and Jane Edwarde (Real Estate partner) talk about their journey to and time at the firm and provide an overview of the firm, highlighting our 5 key differences: our way of working, our international approach, our people, our view on time and our culture.
A panel of 4 trainees share insights into their training contract so far, and answer questions from the audience about life as a trainee at the firm and their experience of the application process.
What is ESG and why does it matter to law firms and their clients? ESG has fast become a theme integrated into all of our work at Slaughter and May, and an emergent area of expertise for our lawyers. In this presentation, Lucy Scaramuzza and George Murray - two of our lawyers who specialise in Sustainability and Climate Change - gave an insight into ESG, and the role of lawyers and law firms in this area.
Find out more about our Corporate practice including examples of recent transactions and the impact of COVID-19 from Victoria MacDuff (Corporate partner). Victoria is also joined by a trainee who talks about their experiences of working in one of our Corporate groups.
The Disputes and Investigations team advises on a range of complex matters. In this session, Eleanor Healy-Birt (Disputes and Investigations associate) and a trainee present our role in defending a client caught up in a tax fraud scheme. With the tax authorities breathing down their necks, the fraudulent companies decided to seek compensation from the companies they traded with, including our client. The case is a long-running saga which could be heading to the Supreme Court later this year.
Emma Walton (Knowledge & Innovation Manager) and Mark Gulliford (Real Estate Associate and a member of our Innovation Network) provide an overview of our innovation and legal tech projects, from developing the firm’s innovation training programme to rolling out legal technology and running legal process decision workshops with clients. They also discuss their experiences of client expectations and changing ways of working.
Slaughter and May is advising the African Export-Import Bank in its partnership with the African Union on Africa’s continent wide vaccine procurement project. In this session, three associates discuss their involvement advising on (i) the establishment of the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust; (ii) an agreement between all African Union member states and Johnson & Johnson (Janssen) for the purchase of up to 400 million doses of COVID-19 vaccine; and (iii) the establishment of a pan-African no-fault compensation scheme, which was set up to provide compensation to those who suffer rare and serious side effects following the administration of a vaccine procured by the African Vaccine Acquisition Trust.
Simon Agar (Senior Business Development Manager, Global Client Development) provides an overview of our international strategy and how this works in practice. Simon is also be joined by Ryan Law (Associate) who talks about his secondment to Hong Kong plus Chaya Kupperman (Trainee) who joined the session live from New York where she was on secondment at the time of recording.
David Ives (IP/IT partner and one of our interview partners) provides an overview of our application and interview process including what we look for in a CV and hints and tips for the interview. David is also joined by a trainee who talks about their experiences of the application and interview process.
Find out what a world of difference looks like at Slaughter and May and hear from our partners and lawyers. This panel discussion featured a number of Slaughter and May partners and associates who all shared their personal career paths, insights into diversity projects they have been involved with, and the working culture at the firm.
The panellists were:
- Nick Pacheco (Corporate Partner and supporting partner of our PRISM Network)
- Gayathri Kamalanathan (Disputes and Investigations Partner and DIVERSE Network committee member)
- Deeksha Rathi (Tax Associate and DIVERSE Network committee member)
- Abigail Westby (Corporate Associate and DIVERSE Network committee member)
- David Cakebread (IP/IT Associate and Thrive Network committee member)