Three ‘up-and-coming’ professionals from Murrell Associates attended the University of Plymouth law faculty’s ‘cheese and wine’ evening, an opportunity for undergraduate and postgraduate law students to network with the profession and get the inside track on boosting their career prospects.
Amanda Bonnick (Solicitor), Olivia Baker (Executive Assistant), and Harry Perrin (Solicitor) who himself attended the cheese and wine evening in 2009 as a Graduate Diploma law student, enjoyed the rays, the clownfish and the octopuses, as well as speaking with the enthusiastic students about their future plans.
Judge William Taylor, former chair of governors at the university and a long-time supporter of its law society, urged students to take every opportunity to get as much practical experience as possible, to counter the “arrogance” of those in the profession who believe that the university one attended is the only indicator of one’s aptitude for the law. His motivational words seemed to spur many into immediate action: discussions about the legal sector and the opportunities for those starting out continued with increasing confidence as the evening went on, with the students showing impressive (and, in the current market, necessary) levels of motivation to progress their careers.
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