Robinson College is very grateful for the ongoing support of a number of law firms and alumni working in the legal field.  Every year, Robinson students interested in a legal career have the opportunity to meet with city law firms during a networking event hosted by the Robinson College Law Society and sponsored by the firms attending.

Firms in attendance this year included: Baker McKenzie, Simmons & Simmons, Slaughter & May and Venner Shipley.

Over 50 students made their way to the event on Monday 22th November which consisted of an evening of networking and a panel discussion on legal technology trends, including sub-topics, such as the use of new technology in legal work, data protection and IP law.

The panel session was opened by Robinson’s new Warden Sir Richard Heaton and chaired by Robinson’s Law Society Vice-President, Andrey Ivanov.

Alumni on the panel included Partners: Roy Pearce (MML 1988) Baker McKenzie and Jonathan Hewett (MEng 1998) Venner Shipley. Completing the panel were Peter Lee, Simmons & Simmons, Dr David Erdos, Co-Director, Centre for Intellectual Property and Information Law, Cambridge and Gayathri Kamalanathan Partner Slaughter & May (Jesus). Alumni Oliver Irons (Law 1998), Partner Simmons & Simmons and Will Boys-Stones (English 2015), Trainee Solicitor Slaughter & May were also on hand during the networking to help answer questions.

Jonathan Hewett said, “I’m proud to be associated with this event, the College and my fellow panellists! It was an excellent event, with great format and content. It was good to be able to meet our new Warden as well”.

Roy Pearce said, “this event was a great example of Robinson's ability to organise an evening that was in equal measure informative, practical, and fun. It also felt very much led by students, which is as it should be”.

Peter Lee also enjoyed the evening and emailed to say, “I was really impressed with the quality of the event. You delivered it with style; the venue and attendees were first class, as were my fellow panellists – great conversation and lots of fun. Chapeau bas!”.

For further information on sponsoring events such as this, please email the Development Office