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Hosted by the University of Buckingham Law School & Oakgrove School

Oakgrove SchoolWednesday 27 September at The Vinson Centre, The University of Buckingham

An exciting careers event, LawFest is hosted by Oakgrove School and Buckingham Law School at the University of Buckingham.

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

LawFest will provide vital information to those interested in a career in law and provide guidance for those who are eager to learn more. It will encourage 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 attending will hear from practising lawyers about their life journeys and experience. This will include information about all the possible ways of becoming either a solicitor, legal executive, or a paralegal, including solicitor apprenticeships and CILEX.

LawFest 2023 will also feature interactive sessions for you to explore how you can stand out from the crowd. The Graduate Recruitment team from Travers Smith will explore your personal brand, giving you the opportunity to identify your key transferable skills and how to best showcase your talents and ambition to land your dream legal career!

Plus, you’ll find out 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 are attending, to enhance your understanding of the industry.

Travers Smith logo

Travers Smith

Travers Smith is an award-winning independent City law firm, defined by its independence, unique culture and deep commercial insight. We are looking for law and non-law students, for training contracts and apprenticeships, wanting to be challenged from the start of their career.

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Dentons logoDentons

Dentons is the world’s largest law firm. With over 21,000 professionals in over 200 locations in more than 80 countries, Dentons provides a truly global perspective to our clients and our people.

We are looking for students to join us as apprentice and trainees, as 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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SE - Solicitors logoSE Solicitors

We’re SE Solicitors – a leading law firm in the heart of England with offices in Banbury, Bicester and Brackley.

Working with individuals and businesses we provide a full range of high-quality legal services across our specialist practice areas, with a particular focus on complex, multidimensional interests and private wealth, property, and commercial matters.

Working at their side we empower our clients with smart advice and pragmatic solutions to meet demanding challenges, achieve positive outcomes and realise success – in life and business.

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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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