Events

Across the forthcoming academic year we will be running and attending a series of virtual and in-person events (in line with government Covid-19 guidance on social distancing). These include law fairs, application workshops, panels, diversity and inclusion focused sessions and practice area presentations. Our events offer you the opportunity to find out more about Macfarlanes and to meet some of our trainees, solicitors, partners and other firm representatives. Our peak event season runs from September to December so the majority of our events take place during this time but please check this page regularly for any upcoming events. We look forward to meeting you at one of our events soon.

Upcoming events

Q&A with our Senior Partner

This event will be held virtually from 5.30 – 7pm , 27 October 2021

This is a unique opportunity to meet our Senior Partner, Sebastian Prichard Jones. You will have the chance to ask Sebastian your questions and hear from him directly about Macfarlanes, the changes he has seen in his career to date and how the legal industry continues to evolve. You will also have the opportunity to network with a number of partners from our Trainee Solicitor Committee via Zoom breakout rooms. Sign ups are now open and will close on Sunday 24 October 2021.

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Practice area open day

This event will be held virtually from 4 - 7pm , 25 November 2021

Our practice area open day is a virtual Hopin event run in conjunction with Bright Network. This is a unique opportunity to hear from partners, solicitors and trainees from across all our practice areas. You will also be able to meet our inclusion and CSR and graduate recruitment teams, so we’d encourage you to come prepared with lots of questions! Our practice area open day is a law fair style event, allowing you to join at a time convenient to you and choose the specific areas you wish to learn more about. Sign ups are now open and will close on Monday 22 November 2021.

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Featured event

Dinner with our Senior Partner

This event will be held at our London office from 6 - 8.30pm , 08 December 2021

In December, we’ll be hosting an in-house dinner with our Senior Partner Sebastian Prichard Jones. This is an exclusive opportunity to speak to both Sebastian and a number of partners and other representatives from across the firm. Throughout the dinner Sebastian will be available to answer your questions so we’d encourage you to come prepared with lots of questions! To apply, please submit a CV and covering letter detailing why you would like to attend this event to gradrec@macfarlanes.com. Applications will open on Monday 4 October 2021 and will close on Wednesday 24 November 2021.

University of Bristol Unity and Diversity in Law Society, application skills workshop

To be held virtually from 5 - 6.30pm , 27 September 2021

In this session the graduate recruitment team and one of our current trainee solicitors will talk through the application process for our graduate recruitment opportunities. We will share some top tips regarding the application form and assessment day and answers any questions you may have. This session is open to University of Bristol Unity and Diversity in Law Society members only and you can sign up for the event via their website. We look forward to meeting you soon.

University of Bedfordshire, law firm careers 101

This event will be held virtually from 12 - 1pm , 27 October 2021

In this session the Macfarlanes graduate recruitment team will share top tips on how to make the most of your careers engagement with law firms during your academic studies. The session will focus on how to prepare for law firm events so you are in the best position to gather as much information as possible about the organisations you engage with including their work and culture. The team will also give advice on how to decide what events would be most useful to attend, how to make the most of the events when you attend and how to use the knowledge you have gained to enhance your future applications afterwards. This session is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students across all faculties at the University of Bedfordshire and you can sign up via the careers service. We look forward to meeting you soon.

All About Law insight day

This event will be held in-person and virtually from 2 - 6pm , 27 October 2021

During this insight day you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from across to firm to hear more about the work we do at Macfarlanes, our culture and receive top application tips. If you are in your penultimate or final year of your undergraduate studies, a postgraduate student or a graduate. You can apply to attend this event via the All About Law website. Please note: there are 20 places available at this event, which is to take place in-person at our office in London. An additional 15 places will be made available to those who wish to attend the event virtually.

University of Worcester, law firm careers 101

This event will be held virtually from 12 - 1.30pm , 28 September 2021

In this session the Macfarlanes graduate recruitment team will share top tips on how to make the most of your careers engagement with law firms during your academic studies. The session will focus on how to prepare for law firm events so you are in the best position to gather as much information as possible about the organisations you engage with including their work and culture. The team will also give advice on how to decide what events would be most useful to attend, how to make the most of the events when you attend and how to use the knowledge you have gained to enhance your future applications afterwards. This session is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students across all faculties at the University of Worcester and you can sign up via the careers service. We look forward to meeting you soon.

University of Nottingham Law Society, private client practice area session

This event will be held virtually from 5 - 6.30pm , 01 November 2021

In this session representatives from our private client practice will talk through the type of work we undertake and the specialisms within this team. There will also be a case study element in the session for attendees to work through in groups. The event is open to Nottingham Law Society members only and you can sign up for the event via their website. We look forward to meeting you soon.

University of Oxford Law Society, women in law panel

This event will be held virtually from 5 - 6.15pm , 02 November 2021

During this event, a female partner, solicitor and trainee will share their experiences of being female solicitors in the legal sector as well as our discussing our inclusion initiatives at Macfarlanes. The event is open to Oxford Law Society members only and you can sign up for the event via their website. We look forward to meeting you soon.

University of Bedfordshire, first year skills development initiative introduction session

This event will be held virtually from 10 - 11am , 04 November 2021

If you are in your first year of a single honours law degree at the University of Bedfordshire, please join us for an introduction to our first year skills development initiative. Please contact you careers team for further details on how to sign up. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Aspiring Solicitors insight day

This event will be held virtually from 2.30 - 5.30pm , 05 November 2021

During this insight day you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from across to firm to hear more about the work we do at Macfarlanes, our culture and receive top application tips. This event is open to AS members only so please contact AS for further details on how to sign up. We look forward to meeting you soon.

University of West London, law firm careers 101

This event will be held virtually from 11am - 12pm , 09 November 2021

In this session the Macfarlanes graduate recruitment team will share top tips on how to make the most of your careers engagement with law firms during your academic studies. The session will focus on how to prepare for law firm events so you are in the best position to gather as much information as possible about the organisations you engage with including their work and culture. The team will also give advice on how to decide what events would be most useful to attend, how to make the most of the events when you attend and how to use the knowledge you have gained to enhance your future applications afterwards. This session is open to all undergraduate and postgraduate students across all faculties at the University of West London and you can sign up via the careers service. We look forward to meeting you soon.

University of East Anglia, first year skills development initiative introduction session

This event will be taking place virtually from 1 - 2pm , 10 November 2021

If you are in your first year of a single honours law degree at the University of East Anglia, please join us for an introduction to our first year skills development initiative. Please contact you careers team for further details on how to sign up. We look forward to meeting you soon.

University of East Anglia Law Society, corporate and M&A practice area session

This event will be held virtually from 5.30 - 6.45pm , 10 November 2021

In this session representatives from our corporate and M&A practice will talk through the type of work we undertake and the specialisms within this team. There will also be a case study element in the session for attendees to work through in groups. The event is open to University of East Anglia Law Society members only and you can sign up for the event via their website. We look forward to meeting you soon.

University of Oxford Commercial Law Society, corporate and M&A practice area session

This event will be held virtually from 4 - 5.30pm , 17 November 2021

In this session representatives from our corporate and M&A practice will talk through the type of work we undertake and the specialisms within this team. There will also be a case study element in the session for attendees to work through in groups. The event is open to University of Oxford Commercial Law Society members only and you can sign up for the event via their website. We look forward to meeting you soon.

upReach insight day

This event will be taking place virtually from 2 - 6 pm , 22 November 2021

During this insight day you will have the opportunity to meet representatives from across to firm to hear more about the work we do at Macfarlanes, our culture and receive top application tips. This event is open to upReach associates only so please contact your upReach coordinator for further details on how to sign up. We look forward to meeting you soon.

University of Oxford, private client practice area session

This event will be held virtually from 5 - 6.15pm , 23 November 2021

In this session representatives from our private client practice will talk through the type of work we undertake and the specialisms within this team. There will also be a case study element in the session for attendees to work through in groups. The event is open to Nottingham Law Society members only and you can sign up for the event via their website. We look forward to meeting you soon.

Sheila Dines

Solicitor, Litigation and Dispute Resolution

"It was an honour to attend the KCL Annual Workshop and the “Meet the Trainees Event”. Unsurprisingly, the questions students asked were all too familiar and echoed many of the questions my former third-year self had."

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