Aspire junior in-house lawyers event: Wednesday 17th May.

Aspire junior in-house lawyers event: Wednesday 17th May.

We hope you can join us for our next Aspire event taking place on Wednesday, 17th May.

Aspire is a free networking and professional development group for in-house lawyers in the early stages of their legal career. We are passionate about supporting each other to succeed and aim to provide a forum to share experiences and ideas, and sharpen legal and commercial skills.

When: Wednesday, 17th May 2017
17:00 Registration & Refreshments
17:30 Session starts
19:30 - 21:00 Networking Drinks
 Where: Lexis House, 30 Farringdon Street, EC4A 4HH
Agenda: Soft skills: Understanding business strategy 
Lex Fackrell, Senior Strategy Associate at LexisNexis UK will run an introductory workshop on understanding business strategy, becoming commercial and aligning to the business.

Legal skills: GDPR – What you need to know for your business
A practical session led by Ruth Boardman and Emma Drake from Bird & Bird, guiding you through the key changes to Data Protection legislation that will come into force when the GDPR takes effect in May 2018. The session will focus on the provision of tips and guidance to assist you in getting your business’ ready for these changes.

Guest speaker Q&A
Guest speaker Annie Flower, Executive Director at Goldman Sachs Legal Department will be attending our Q&A session to share insights and practical advice on working in-house.

Register: Aspire is free to join and open to all in-housers in the early stages of their legal career. For more information about our speakers or to register your place please click here.

Should you have any questions relating to the event please contact our events team.

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About the author:

Sophie is Head of Learning & Development at F-LEX Legal - an award winning legal tech startup helping law firms and organisations manage a flexible work force and supporting lawyers to make smarter life/work choices. 

As part of her portfolio career Sophie runs various learning and development and networking forums for in-house lawyers and mentors junior lawyers.  These include Flying Solo for small and solo legal teams and Aspire for junior in-house lawyers which she runs for LexisNexis UK.  She also works with schools and organisations to promote social mobility within the legal profession, working with The Social Mobility Business Partnership and Aspiring Solicitors. 

She trained as a lawyer in the City and worked as an in-house lawyer for 10 years including as Head of Legal for Virgin Radio and Ginger Media Group.  

Outside of work she is happily married with three sons and enjoys morning walks along the beach with her two dogs.