Question Time Comes to Manchester Law School!
Book for this unique Careers Panel event and ask questions of a panel that comprises legal professionals and a legal academic. This is the prime oppourtunity to ask any burning questions you have and gain an insight into what it’s like to be a legal professional or legal academic, and learn from the knowledge, experience and wisdom of our panellists as they answer your questions.
Our panellists have all achieved their careers in a variety of ways, and can answer your questions about a career in Law with honesty, clarity and conviction.
Places are strictly limited so book in advance to avoid disappointment!
Members of the MLS Law Society - FREE
Non-members - £4 charge payable on the day
Raana Afsarpour (Solicitor, JMW Solicitors)
“Raana is a previous Manchester Trainee Solicitors’ Group Chair and winner of Manchester Law Society’s Trainee Solicitor of the Year award. She works at JMW Solicitors in Spinningfields in the field of Travel Litigation, which involves tortious and commercial disputes across the world. Raana also teaches the LPC on a freelance basis.”
Helen Longworth (Pupil Barrister, 9 St John St Chambers)
“Helen Longworth converted to law after several years as a policy and communications specialist in the charity sector. Beginning as a parliamentary intern, she has worked on national campaigns on welfare reform, poverty relief, education, and prison policy. She also spent time in The Gambia as a VSO volunteer advising a youth support agency.
She completed her BPTC at MMU in 2015-16, achieving an Outstanding grade, and was a Middle Temple scholar. She is now undertaking pupillage at 9 St John St Chambers and is specialising in Criminal Law.”
Damian Mather (Principal Lecturer & LLM Programme Director, Manchester Law School)
“Damian has taught at Manchester Law School for 11 years and is Programme Director for the thriving LLM programme, having previously completed a Ph D which examined the existence of multi-level governance in the implementation of European regional policy in the English regions. He won a scholarship for his Ph D from the Centre of European Law and Legal Studies at the University of Leeds. He is an expert on EU Law and has published widely on this topic and matters of European politico-legal matters in recognised legal journals and textbooks.”
Grace Matthews (Trainee Solicitor, Lund Bennett LLP)
“Grace is a trainee solicitor at specialist family law firm Lund Bennett, and is also a joint education officer with the Manchester Trainee Solicitors’ Group. She started working for Lund Bennett after completing her LPC in 2014 having e-mailed to them see if they had any paralegal work. She initially worked as a paralegal before being offered a training contract after 12 months work with the firm. She is due to qualify as a solicitor in April 2017 and has a particular interest in dealing with financial matters arising out of relationship breakdown and disputes in relation to children.”
Date and Time
Business School, Lecture Theatre G36
Manchester Metropolitan University