Location: Manchester, Leeds and surrounding areas
Start date: 14 and 15 November 2018
Programme: Launch events for 6-month returnship
Join us at the Law Returners Launch Events in Manchester on 14 November (9:30-1:00) or Leeds on 15 November (9:30-1:00). Law Returners is a new 6-month cross-company returnship programme run by Women Returners, together with The Law Society and legal employers in Manchester and Leeds. The pilot programme will be based in Manchester and Leeds, starting in February 2019, and is supported by the UK Government Equalities Office Returners Fund.
A range of legal employers are participating, from local firms to multi-nationals: Bailoran Solicitors, Barton Legal Limited, CMS, DAC Beachcroft, DWF, Emsleys Solicitors, Express Solicitors, EY Riverview Law, Fieldfisher, Forbes Solicitors, Gateley Plc, Horwich Farrelly, Northone Solicitors, Pinsent Masons, Robinson Ralph, rradar, Squire Patton Boggs, Tapestry Compliance, Vista Employer Services Ltd and Widdows Pilling & Co.
Who is the target of the events?
The events are targeted at experienced legal professionals who have had an extended career break of at least 12 months, and who are looking to return to work in private practice. Due to the focus of the Returners Fund, applications are particularly welcome from people who have taken time out to look after children or elderly/sick relatives. You may have been working on a small-scale basis to fit around your other commitments or have not done any paid work for a number of years.
How will you benefit from the events
- Find out more from the employers about the returnship opportunities on offer through the Programme
- Hear about why the UK Government are supporting individuals back into work
- Understand what support will be provided by the Law Society
- Participate in a return-to-work workshop facilitated by Women Returners
- Build your support network connections with other like-minded returners
- Informally network with our participating employer representatives
The events are free to attend and tickets will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please book via the links below:
Manchester City Centre Event
Leeds City Centre Event
For more details and to apply for the Law Returners programme see here
It is not a requirement that you attend a launch event to apply for the programme.
With any questions please email Hazel at firstname.lastname@example.org