LawFest

Raising Awareness, Creating Opportunity, Nurturing Ambition

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Hosted by the University of Buckingham Law School & Oakgrove School

Oakgrove SchoolWednesday 12 October, at Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes

An exciting careers event and the first of its kind, LawFest was hosted by Oakgrove School in Milton Keynes and Buckingham Law School at the University of Buckingham.

LawFest fostered awareness of the diversity of legal careers available, creating valuable opportunities for pupils at schools in Milton Keynes and the surrounding areas. It offered intriguing, first-hand insight into the life of a lawyer from leading London and local law firms, as well as other legal organisations that were in attendance.

It provided vital information to those interested in a career in law, and guidance for those who are eager to learn more. LawFest encouraged those who might otherwise be intimidated by the formal and stuffy reputation of the legal world to consider a career in law, and empower pupils of all backgrounds and ethnicities to realise their potential.

Those who attended heard from practising lawyers about their life journeys and experience. This included information about all the possible ways of becoming either a solicitor, legal executive, or a paralegal, including solicitor apprenticeships and CILEX.

There was also discussion on why the University of Buckingham’s two-year law degree (LLB) is the best possible preparation for a career in law. And… it’s right on your doorstep!

Guest Organisations

A number of high-profile, prestigious law firms attended, to enhance understanding of the industry.

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP

Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner logoBryan Cave Leighton Paisner is a market leader formed by one of the biggest transatlantic mergers in recent times, we now have over 1,200 lawyers in 29 offices around the globe. The world is changing, and we need bold and inquisitive minds to help us build the future of our firm. If you’re ready to challenge the status quo, you’ll have the freedom to explore new ideas and the space to grow while being part of a supportive, globally connected team from day one.

BCLP – Build. Be Bold. Belong.

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Dentons logoDentons

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm. Our teams practice commercial law all over the globe.

We are looking for students to join us as apprentice and trainee challengers, to help us think differently and become the law firm of the future, now.

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Machines Solicitors logoMachins Solicitors LLP

Machins Solicitors is recognised as one of the region’s leading commercial firms. Progressive and well run, it has a reputation for being reliable, cost effective and professional.

With a strong geographic reach, Machins acts for clients in Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire and Buckinghamshire as well as nationally and internationally. It has a growing team of expert lawyers offering a range of business and individual legal services with offices in Luton and Berkhamsted.

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Shoosmiths logoShoosmiths LLP

Shoosmiths is a major UK law firm with a network of offices working together as one team.

Ranked by the Legal 500 UK 2021 across 115 practice areas with 31 top tier rankings, clients love working with Shoosmiths because of the way we work and the results we consistently deliver.

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Milton Keynes Council logoMilton Keynes Council

Legal Services supports and enables everything the Council does – over 240 services!

It’s exceptionally diverse: we shape the city and ensure support for vulnerable members of our communities. This means you have a route to specialisms which creates unique opportunities which even the magic circle firms can’t provide.

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Thames Valley Police logoThames Valley Police

Realise Your Potential.

Thames Valley Police is the largest non-metropolitan force covering three counties: Buckinghamshire, Berkshire and Oxfordshire. We serve a diverse population of over 2.34 million people with a team of over 8,000 staff, officers and volunteers.

This is your opportunity to take on a role with pride and confidence, in a modern police force – inspiring change in our communities.

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