The session will be hosted by Victoria Cromwell, Head of UK Business Development at BARBRI.
We will be exploring how legal teams can best position themselves for the future by harnessing talent retention and development, particularly through the opportunities presented by the new SQE route to qualification and Qualifying Work Experience. Learn how the SQE can be fully funded through flexible solicitor apprenticeships, and the opportunities this brings for increasing diversity and social mobility to your legal team.
About the Speakers
Victoria is an English qualified solicitor with over 12 years’ experience in practice at Addleshaw Goddard and Linklaters, and as a professional support lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer. After private practice, Victoria taught postgraduate law for Kaplan and BPP, and was course designer and subject matter expert for the contract law and business law modules of BARBRI’s QLTS prep course and lead on the development of BARBRI’s SQE courses.
As Head of New Business & Account Management, Victoria leads on the strategy creation and execution of B2B sales and account management provision covering Law Firms, Universities, Corporate entities (including ALSPs), Government and Public Sector customer and contractual relationships. Victoria is Co-Chair of the International Bar Association’s Academic and Professional Development Committee and sits on the Education and Training Committee of the Law Society of England & Wales.
Josh is the Head of LexisNexis Hub, leading a large group of paralegals, analysts and editors who support LexisNexis’ professional support lawyers in providing practical guidance and research content to LexisNexis products. Josh spearheaded the SQE programme at LexisNexis, a new innovative route to qualification for Paralegals.
Alison Hook is a director of Hook Tangaza, a legal sector research and advisory firm, as well as the co-founder of LawQWE, a service to support new entrants to the legal profession and their employers with access to information, advice, support and a marketplace for qualifying work experience. Alison has worked with universities, legal regulators including the SRA and across various international jurisdictions on issues relating to cross qualification.
We look forward to seeing you for what we hope will be an interesting and informative discussion.
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