9 November 2017
5.30pm for 6pm start
8pm finish


includes a welcome drink and light snacks


9 Byard Lane


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What does it take to become a partner at a law firm in 2017? Listen to the experts and it’s a question many young lawyers are wrestling with themselves.

In this exclusive debate and networing event, will bring together some of the most experienced legal specialists in the East Midlands together with a range of the brightest talent in the sector to ask what it takes to attain partner status.

Our special panel will discuss whether it’s personality or skill-set a young lawyer needs to make the step – or a combination of both? We’ll also discuss the future of partnership after a recent survey revealed that three quarters (78%) of respondents said that they thought the traditional model of partnership in a law firm is outdated, and discuss why – sometimes – good lawyers can become poor leaders.

We’ll also ask whether partnership requires a business case and not just personality and skill set. If so, what is that and how do up-and-coming lawyers present theirs?

And, as many lawyers decide partnership is not for them, our panel will take a look at other options available, such as working in-house or at a virtual law firm which perhaps offers a more attractive work/life balance.

The event will give the best possible advice to those looking to step up in their career, as a new generation of lawyers looks set to change their careers are shaped. Whatever stage of your career – this will be an event not to miss.