2019 legal and networking events in London
28th December 2018
When it comes to entering the law or business sector, networking is a foundation for growth. Speaking to like-minded professionals, gaining information and vital contacts are all part of the job and one of the ways to success within this fast-paced industry. Lawyers and networkers alike all require similar qualities – attentive listeners and confident public speakers. You need to build rapport and a name for yourself and to be trusted – all skills that networking can help you build upon.
There are thousands of networking events to choose from, so we have uncovered our favourite law specific events and provided you with all the details you’ll need for a successful 2019.
The perfect event for business professionals and budding lawyers alike, LegalEx is the UK’s leading event for business growth, professional development and cybersecurity within the legal sector. Taking place at the ExCel London on the 27th & 28th March 2019, visit hundreds of suppliers, listen to talks from industry professionals and mingle with like-minded businessmen and women.
We asked Pearl Pearce-Smith, managing director at Legalex why she thinks it is the perfect networking event to attend in 2019, this is what she had to say:
“Legalex is the UK’s leading event for law firms and legal professionals who are looking for business growth and professional development. It is returning to the ExCeL London, on March 27th and 28th 2019 and is still a free-to-attend event. With keynote speakers from across the whole legal industry, from Richard Tromman speaking about how AI is changing the legal sector to Michele DeStefano discussing how differentiation affects different levels of law.”
Legal Geek Conference
Year on year, Legal Geek host their own conference, this year running on Wednesday 16th October. This event is more than just a great platform to network and meet individuals on similar journeys to yourself, it’s a basis for start-up pitches, 140 speakers from 10 countries, pitching battles and demo stages, just to name a few qualities.
From current students to post-graduates and long-term law participants, this event has something for everyone. Visit the start-up village, enjoy food from 10 street food stalls and enjoy coffee from stylish barista stalls. Hosted at the Truman Brewery in the Spitalfields area of London, be prepared to engage, communicate and learn to a whole new level.
“The 2018 Legal Geek Conference was the biggest and best party yet, with 2000 attendees from 40 countries. Three stages, street food, LawRocks after party.” As mentioned on LegalGeek’s website.
London Law Expo
Hosted at Old Billingsgate, the London Law Expo is one of the biggest and best law expos in Europe. Returning on Tuesday 8th October 2019 with a huge portfolio of information. 5 presentation stages, 50 speakers and over 70 exhibitors to talk to, The London Law Expo is more than just an exhibition, it’s a journey of discovery.
Welcoming names from the worlds of legal practice management, technology and IT security the event will explore legal technology systems, process and how the industry will progress in 2019.
We asked Rachel Davis, Managing Director at The Lawyer Portal why she thinks attending events like these are crucial for success within the industry:
“Networking is an essential part of securing any legal job or work experience opportunity. Make a note of the people you speak with, the organisations they work for and the positions they hold - grab a business card if you can! By doing this, you can refer back to conversations you had in any future applications and reference why it spurred you on to apply. Networking also provides the perfect opportunity for a brief, personal follow up email and thank you after the event. You never know where it might take you - the aim is to become more than just a piece of paper!”
Women in Law Summit
“Broaden your mind and supercharge your career… get ready to change the face of law”
Women in Law Summit is back after 2018’s sell-out event and this time it is bigger and better than ever. One of the most eye-catching, educational and inspirational events in the law calendar, it’s definitely not to be missed!
Hosted at London Olympia on Friday 17th May, learn from industry experts sharing their insights and vision for the future face of law. Pick up tips and tricks, listen to inspiring speakers and dive into a deep discussion about women in the world of law.
If you’re looking to enhance your skills, develop your potential and meet like-minded women from your industry then make sure you pick up your tickets for this revolutionary event.
Taking place on Wednesday 26th June at The Law Society, the Lexcel Conference is the perfect event for both Lexcel-accredited and non-accredited practices to gain experience in hot topics like management, avoiding repeat non-compliances and how to make Lexcel work for your business.
Listen to panel sessions, get involved in workshop sessions and take advice from industry expert speakers including the president from The Law Society.
Hosted at Olympia London between the 22nd and 23rd October, LawBizTech London is “The leading legal events provides a better opportunity to place your companies brand in front of more law firms.”
A 3-day extravaganza event that provides industry newbies as well as experts to network with over 1500 legal professionals from across central London. Communicate with leading suppliers and pick up top tips from leading industry speakers. With 100-500 exhibitors you’re not going to be short of experienced hands to communicate with.
Students, current employees of large law firms or professionals looking to enter into the law sector, make sure you’re taking advantage of the resources offered to you. Attending conferences and expos can open once unnoticed doors for you and your business. Listen to what professionals have to say, take business cards and make notes about important information, you’ll thank yourself later down the line.
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