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Legal Mentoring: Inspire and Be Inspired

June 23 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm


• Tuesday 23 June 2020 •

5.30 pm – 7 pm

·Why is mentoring important? ⋅ What is the purpose of a mentor? ⋅ How can I benefit from mentoring?

The LYLG Mentor Scheme, in collaboration with F-LEX, launched in December 2019 offering one-on-one mentoring to our members. If like us, you are excited about mentoring and want to find out more, you can join us on Tuesday 23 June 2020 for a virtual conversation with some of the most influential voices in the legal profession.


LYLG hope to cover a range of topics aimed at both mentees and mentors, such as: 
  • The importance of the mentee and mentor relationship;
  • Life as a trainee at a magic circle law firm;
  • Practical tips for the training contract recruitment process;
  • The significance of personal branding; and
  • Life as a qualified lawyer.

LYLG are excited to be joined by Harry Clark, Justin Farrance, Chrissie Wolfe, and Samantha Hope.

Each of the speakers will share their own experiences of what mentoring means to them and why it has been important to them both personally and professionally.

The discussion will be focused on how aspiring solicitors and junior lawyers can make the most out of mentoring. Specifically, how mentees and mentors can implement the various skills that are gained throughout the mentoring process to further their careers and passions. 

The virtual event will then be followed by a Q&A networking session, within group break-out rooms, where our audience can interact with each of the speakers and ask any questions that they may have.



Harry Clark is a Future Trainee Solicitor at Baker McKenzie, content writer and producer of resources for aspiring lawyers.
He hosts the podcast ‘More From Law’  which is available on Spotify and iTunes. You can follow him on LinkedinTwitter and Instagram or visit his website to learn more.


Justin Farrance is a trainee at a Magic Circle law firm, currently sat in Corporate M&A.
Justin is from a non-law background, studied at the University of Warwick and is an advocate for diversity, inclusion and social mobility. He also founded GROW Mentoring, which has paired nearly 500 students with their own mentor in the legal profession.

You can follow Grow on Instagram.


Samantha is Shoosmiths’ graduate recruitment manager based in Milton Keynes. 

She attracts, recruits and develops trainee solicitors, by co-ordinating the vacation placements and training contracts across the firm’s 13 locations in the UK.

Samantha has a passion for the use of digital media in recruitment and marketing. She leads the social media pages for the careers teams at Shoosmiths, including a Facebook live video series called #ShoosmithsLIVE – designed as an opportunity to engage with a diverse range of potential candidates all over the world.  

As a law graduate herself, Samantha has been working in the graduate recruitment market since 2008, before joining Shoosmiths in 2010.

You can get in touch with Samantha via Twitter or by subscribing to heYouTube channel.


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.

You can get in touch with Chrissie by LinkedIn, Instagram and Twitter or subscribe to her YouTube channel.


Tuesday 23 June ⋅ 5.30 pm – 7 pm


The virtual event is free and open to all. 
Tickets have now closed. Thank you to everyone that signed up.
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!


June 23
5:30 pm - 7:00 pm