About this day
For year 10 – year 13 students
Join us for a special programme designed to show students the many varied areas in which those in the legal profession can make an impact. Discover the personal and professional journeys of our speakers and delve into some incredible case studies in an inspirational programme for those considering a legal career. We actively encourage questions and will have interactive elements throughout. There will be plenty of careers guidance along the way in this unmissable day for potential law students. Speakers to be announced soon!
Programme & speakers
My journey into law – from LA Law to Bedford Row! Kizzy Augustin
Kizzy will introduce us to the legal industry – what it is like to work in law and how she manoeuvred her way through obstacles to reach the position of Partner in a top 100 London law firm. She will also be able to give you some tips on how to pursue a career in the law and navigate the different options available if you want to become a lawyer.
About Kizzy Augustin
Kizzy is a Health, Safety, Fire & Environmental Partner and Solicitor Advocate at Russell Cooke Solicitors. Her day job includes managing her team of lawyers as well as providing advice to a number of businesses and senior individuals on complying with health and safety / criminal regulatory law and representing them during police station interviews and court proceedings.
Work as a media lawyer: from celebs to social media! Felicity McMahon
Felicity will discuss her work as a media lawyer, dealing with matters from celebs and newspapers/TV to people suing one another over what’s been said on social media. She’ll also talk about her winding route to where she is now.
About Felicity McMahon
Felicity McMahon is a barrister at 5RB, specialising in media law. She deals with subjects including defamation, privacy, harassment and data protection. She previously worked for the Law Commission and Ministry of Justice and studied law in both the UK and Spain.
A career with a difference – working in human rights law! Shirin Marker
Shirin will offer an insight into her work as a human rights lawyer, using the law to hold the UK Government to account and uphold the rights of the individual. She will also speak about her journey into law and offer tips on pursuing a career in human rights law.
About Shirin Marker
Shirin is a Solicitor in the Public Law and Human Rights team at Bindmans. She represents clients in a wide range of public law matters, with a particular interest in challenges relating to immigration, national security and data protection.