This weekend I attended the Junior Lawyers Division Annual Conference and Ball for the first time. Although somewhat overawed by 113 Chancery Lane, it was a fantastic opportunity to meet many different people and I felt very inspired by all the speakers.
Following opening speeches from the JLD Chair Sophia Dirir, President of the Law Society Nicholas Fluck and Lord Mayor of London Fiona Woolf CBE (who made sure to point out that she was not, in fact, Boris Johnson), the day kicked off with Professor Dominic Regan (New Law Journal) discussing the Jackson reforms. From a student point of view it was good to understand the practicalities. When you are solely concerned with learning the procedural steps, the names Jackson and Mitchell appear only on the periphery with a slight semblance of importance.
This was followed by a panel session with Sunny Mann (Baker & McKenzie LLP), Sarah Goom…
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