Not Too Late for Law event tonight in London

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  • Where can we find more information about the event? Have unsuccessfully tried to contact the College. If possible, please advise the start time. Thank you

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  • COL are still deliberately failing to recognise that there's a massive over-supply of lawyers in the UK and continuing peddling Ali McBeal dreams to the middle classes, I see.

    I wonder if EP lockdowns, mergers, downsizing, off-shoring, North-shoring, ABS, restructures and terminating UK staff so that firms can reposition in Asia will come up in the speeches?

    Still, as long as COL still makes massive amounts of money, who cares if people get into crippling debt chasing unrealistic salaries.

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  • I wonder how many "mature" trainees the listed firms have actually taken on in the last decade?

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  • All the trainees present were mature, which was a good start. I only got figures from Addleshaw Goddard, who took on 4 out of 18 "mature" trainees in their 2009 intake, which seemed alright to me.

    The first half of the introductory presentation was given over to talking about how changes in the legal market are only going to make things harder for aspiring lawyers, but given that virtually every attendee I spoke to was finishing up their LLB/LPC, I doubt it was anything any of them weren't already aware of.

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  • I attended this event last year and found that the delegates were mature trainees. There was a recognition that many mature applicants have more of an idea of what the job actually entails than those straight out of Uni so their expectations are set at the right level - they know it's more likely pen pushing than Ally McBeal. It's great to see the event was run again this year as there is not masses of info out there for how mature applicants can tackle the training and application process for whatever route they are looking to follow - though it is improving.

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