The JLD Forum – 10 March

If you couldn’t attend the #JLDForum on Saturday – don’t worry – we have curated some of the highlights of the day and some top tips below:

Maximizing the recovery of costs: retainers, costs estimates, time recording and billing
Lucy Baldwin, head of commercial litigation costs, Paragon Costs

Instructing counsel and building relationships
Natasha Dzameh, barrister and mediator, St John’s Chambers

Claims, conduct and risk management: what junior lawyers really need to know
Michael Murray, associate director, Brunel Professions Risks

Panel: Moving firms after qualification
Gishan Abeyratne, senior associate, BCL Legal Helen Hancock, partner, Simmons & Simmons LLP and Coralie McKeivor, solicitor, Foot Anstey LLP 

Financial planning for junior lawyers
Tony Anderson and Simon Martin – Anderson Financial Management


Professional networthing: working with your local Law Society and/or JLD to develop your professional profile and soft skills
Leon Smith, solicitor, DAC Beachcroft LLP

Closing Remarks….

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Great Legal Quiz – Wed 9th Nov


Each year the Access to Justice Foundation organises the Great Legal Quiz which takes place during National Bro Bono Week (7-11 November 2016).

The Great Legal Quiz is a national event being held on Wednesday 9th November across England and Wales to raise funds for free legal advice charities. All registered teams compete for the title of ‘Great Legal Quiz Team’ and whichever team scores the highest will claim the title! All funds raised will go to support the work of regional Legal Support Trusts who are supported by the Access to Justice Foundation.

A lot more information on the Quiz, including how to register your team can be found on our website here: