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Industry Expectations: Myth Busting Legal Stereotypes

February 24 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Industry Expectations: Myth Busting Legal Stereotypes

• Wednesday 24 February 2021 •

6.30PM GMT


Can lawyers have tattoos? Will people think I’m “not cut out for this” if I discuss mental health? What if I don’t fit the mould?

The working world has changed a lot over the last few years. Join our amazing panel as we debunk some of the traditional stereotypes of what a lawyer “should be” and consider whether the law really is becoming a more inclusive industry.

Our brilliant panel will discuss their own personal experiences and answer your questions at this virtual Zoom event.


LYLG are excited to be joined by Chrissie Wolfe, Tate Smith and Caitlin McFee


Chrissie is a solicitor in Irwin Mitchell’s international serious injury team and founder of YouTube channel Law and Broader (LAB).
Chrissie has also chaired the Birmingham branch of The Junior Lawyers Division for the last 2 years and currently holds the title as Birmingham Law Society’s Solicitor of the Year. 

Following her experience as a mentor with the University of Law, 1 million mentors, Irwin Mitchell and as an ambassador for Aspiring Solicitors, she created Law and Broader as a form of online mentoring and the channel now has just under 5,000 subscribers. She also has several mentors herself who she describes as instrumental in her personal and career development.


Tate Smith is an openly transgender man and works for Clifford Chance as a Junior Legal Support Secretary and acts as Lead on Arcus – the firm’s LGBT+ network – Education and Awareness Pillar. As Clifford Chance’s first openly trans person, Tate helped to re-draft their 2019 Trans Policy and has hosted two lunch and learn sessions, as well as a collaboration with Barclays.

Outside of work, Tate volunteers at Gendered Intelligence, facilitating youth groups for trans children and studies law part-time at Birkbeck University.


Caitlin McFee is an Associate at Linklaters. Caitlin is also on secondment to the Association of Mental Health Providers where she is Project Lead for the Mental Health Sustainability Programme. She has been a long-term advocate of mental health in the legal industry, previously holding a steering committee position with Thriving From the Start.


You can sign up to receive the zoom details for the event for £2.50 by registering at the link HERE!
LYLG will send you the Zoom details, via email, the day before the event.
We hope that you can join us for this exciting event and we look forward to seeing you (virtually) there!



February 24
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm