y of Wolverhampton Law Careers Fair

University of Wolverhampton Law Careers Fair 2018

Date: Wednesday 21 November 2018

Venue: Harrison Library, Ambika Paul Building (MD)

Time: 11.00am to 2.30pm

Register for your chance to win! The first sixty students who register here and then participate in the Fair will receive a £3.50 voucher to spend towards their lunch.

Those attending

Organisations of all sizes offering careers in law, who wish to:

  • promote their organisation
  • meet face-to-face with students and graduates to identify potential talent
  • recruit cost-effectively to vacation schemes, training contracts and graduate roles; and
  • network with other organisations.

Lectures (pre-booking is required)

There will be two lectures running on the day as follows:

Jason Perrin - Barrister No 5 Chambers

Time: 11pm   Venue: Student Union Board Room

Jason joined chambers following the successful completion of his pupillage under the supervision of Steven Reed. He graduated with a 1st class law degree and obtained an “Outstanding” on the Bar Course, performing top of his respective year on both courses. Jason has experience of multi-track, fast-track and small claims track cases. Jason has regular court appearances and has acted on cases in the County Court and High Court. Outside of court, Jason has experience advising in conference, by telephone and provides written advice. Jason will be providing hints and tips on starting a career as a barrister.

Places are limited, so please pre-book here to avoid disappointment

Carl Mconie - AM City Grad

Time: 12pm    Venue: Student Union Board Room

Carl is a Team Leader at AM City Grad, a platform that allows graduate employers to connect with students. AM City Grad is currently working in partnership with Birmingham Law Society to help place graduates into local paralegal positions. Carl will be talking about how to maximise your chances of obtaining graduate level legal work. How do you stand out from the crowd? How do you maximise your CV to attract quality employers? How do you network? These questions and many more will be answered in Carl's talk.

Places are limited, so please pre-book here to avoid disappointment


Law firms

  • Cornwall St Barristers
  • DAC Beachcroft
  • Keoghs
  • FBC Manby Bowdler
  • Lanyon Bowdler
  • Mills and Reeve
  • Talbots Law
  • No5 Chambers
  • Thompsons
  • Thursfields
  • Wall James Chappell Solicitors
  • HRS
  • Thornes solicitors

Other organisations

  • Telford and the Wrekin Citizens Advice
  • Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)
  • Crown Prosecution Service
  • City of Wolverhampton
  • Catch 22
  • Bar council
  • AM city grad

Wall James Chappell Solicitors

Wall James Chappell is a modern specialist firm of solicitors which can trace its origins in Stourbridge back to 1830.
We offer a wealth of specialist expert knowledge to both corporate and individual clients not just locally but across
the UK. The firm places importance on providing technically excellent advice with a practical and sensitive approach, working in partnership with its clients. Our clients receive friendly and effective advice from a solicitor whom they can trust.

DAC Beachcroft LLP

We are a top 20 commercial international law firm with over 2300 employees worldwide. We regularly employ graduates straight from university in our Birmingham office and have a number of roles currently suited to individuals at that stage of their career.


As an insurance-focused, top 50 law firm, we act decisively for leading insurers, businesses and suppliers to the insurance industry.

FBC Manby Bowdler LLP

FBC Manby Bowdler is a leading regional law firm with branches in Wolverhampton and Shropshire, providing comprehensive legal advice across the full range of business and personal legal services.

At FBC Manby Bowdler we live by our vision - Exceptional People Intelligently Delivering Stellar Service.

This is our ethos and drives the way we work together and on behalf of our clients. This is also why we seek only exceptional people to join our ‘One Team’.  We look to recruit exceptional, high calibre individuals who are commercially minded, driven and passionate about the delivery of a stellar legal service to clients and colleagues.

Exceptional at FBC Manby Bowdler means someone who delivers every time with courage and selfless commitment and we want to welcome people into our business who put the client at the heart of what they do and go above and beyond every time because that’s the right thing to do.

Our website provides more details on all of our career opportunities.

Mills and Reeve

Mills & Reeve is a top 50 UK law firm renowned for its outstanding service to national and international clients, collaborative culture and deep sector expertise. Our business model is straightforward – the highest quality advice, outstanding client service and value for money. We have strong ambition to grow – increased scale and focus have enabled us to achieve leading positions in our work for substantial and high growth businesses and individuals. Core sectors are: banking and finance, commercial, corporate, education, healthcare, insurance, private wealth, public law, real estate, sport and technology.

The firm has been named for a record 15th year running as one of the 100 Best Companies to Work For in The Sunday Times’ annual survey, which recognises that we put people at the centre of our business.

Follow us on Twitter: @MandRTrainees

HRS Family Law

We are specialists in Family Law and have six offices. We are known for offering training contracts after 12 month's employment as a paralegal.

Lanyon Bowdler

Lanyon Bowdler supports the people, business and communities in and around Shropshire, Herefordshire and in our chosen markets. A client-focused legal service firm you can trust. We are one of the most recognised firms of solicitors in Shropshire and Herefordshire, and are synonymous with excellence.

Ove the last ten years we have had many nominations for the lawcareers.net training and recruitment awards for either 'Best Recruiter - Small Firm' or 'Best Trainer - Small Firm'. We won the awards in 2004 and 2009. We are delighted to receive this recognition of the standard of our trainee solicitor training programme.

Lanyon Bowdler take on a minimum of two trainees each September, so with training contracts usually being for two years we generally have at least four trainees with us at any one time. We can also offer work experience.

Cornwall St Barristers

We are a common law set with over 50 Barristers across our 3 offices in Birmingham, Oxford and Shrewsbury. Members practice within one or two of the main groups within Chambers, namely the Criminal Team, the Regulatory Team, the Family Team and the Civil Team. Each team comprises Barristers of diverse seniority and experience but of universally high quality in advocacy, drafting and advisory work.

If you are looking to join the Bar and a set that will invest a lot of time into guiding and developing you as a Barrister, has a forward-thinking approach and who combines the best of modern and traditional aspects of life at the Bar then think of us. We take great pride in being able to provide the highest level of training and supervision to pupils because we like to ensure our pupils can be the best they can be as practising Barristers.

Talbots Law

Talbots Law are a regional law firm that provides a range of Legal Services to private and business clients from the West Midlands and surrounding area.

Thompsons Solicitors

Thompsons Solicitors are a law firm specialising in personal injury, employment and clinical negligence and our work is undertaken for union clients. We are a claimant firm only and offer work opportunities to recent graduates.


Thornes Solicitors is a Wolverhampton High Street Practice situated in the heart of the City. We specialise in Family Law, private client work, Wills, Probate, and Conveyancing issues. We currently have a trainee Solicitor graduate from the University of Wolverhampton and have regularly provided work experience for students as part of our links with the local community. We currently run a Law clinic in partnership with the University Legal Advice Centre for Family Law piloted in June and October.


Thursfields is one of Worcestershire's most long-established and reputable law firms.

With over 140 staff in eight offices across Worcestershire and the West Midlands, Thursfields has the resources and expertise to provide a full range of legal services to both individuals and businesses including corporate, commercial property, probate, litigation, residential property, family and employment.

Thursfields is a great place to start your career, offering a Career Development Programme (CDP) which currently runs from September 2017 offering up to four Legal Assistant positions. Successful CDP applicants will be offered a six month fixed term contract with the opportunity to apply for a training contract upon successful completion.

Our recent new joiners have said that at Thursfields they "have the opportunity to get out and meet clients and build relationships" and that Thursfields' "ambition and appetite for further growth makes it a really exciting place to be".

Thursfields welcomes applications from individuals at all stages of their legal career, including students and graduates who are interested in joining the firm as a Legal Assistant, Secretary or other support roles.

Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx)

The Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) is the professional association which represents more than 20,000 trainee and practising Chartered Legal Executives. For more than 50 years, we have been offering unparalleled access to a flexible career in law.

CILEx offers a unique route to a legal career and becoming a qualified lawyer without a requirement to having a law degree, although law graduates and graduates with non-law degrees can also qualify as a lawyer through the CILEx route. Entry is accessible to those holding a variety of qualification levels.

The CILEx route is the ideal way to obtain a law qualification for school leavers, graduates, legal support staff, mature students and those who already have family commitments.

Typically those studying through CILEx receive on-the-job training in solicitors' offices or legal departments, whilst also attending classes in law and practice at one of our 80 accredited academic institutions or via distance learning.

If you are considering a switch to a career in law, or want to earn whilst you learn and avoid student debt, CILEx is your first choice.

Catch 22

Catch22 changes lives by delivering frontline public services. We then take our experience and the surplus made from delivery, and reinvest it in piloting new ways of doing things.

We deliver services for young people, families and adults, across justice, social action, education and into employment. Our strong frontline delivery expertise not only changes lives, but gives us direct insight into how the system is working and what needs to change.

We invest in new ideas that will improve outcomes for our service users. We deliver reform through our existing services, in partnership with others and by building new organisations.

Crown Prosecution Service (CPS)

  • Main prosecuting Authority in England and Wales, CPS West Midlands is the largest CPS serving Area outside London, headed by the Chief Crown Prosecutor Grace Ononiwu OBE.
  • The Crown Prosecution Service (CPS) is responsible for prosecuting criminal cases investigated by the police in England and Wales whilst acting independently.
  • The CPS was established in 1986, under the Prosecution of Offences Act 1985, and the way in which it undertakes its role is governed by two key documents: the Code for Crown Prosecutors; and our Casework Quality Standards (CQS).
  • Our mission is to deliver justice through the independent and effective prosecution of crime, fostering a culture of excellence by supporting and inspiring each other to be the best we can.
  • We will prosecute independently, without bias and will seek to deliver justice in every case.
  • We will explain our decisions, set clear standards about the service the public can expect from us and be honest if we make a mistake.
  • We will respect each other, our colleagues and the public we serve, recognising that there are people behind every case.
  • We will work as one team, always seeking new and better ways to deliver the best possible service for the public. We will be efficient and responsible with tax-payers' money.

The organisation has over 5,000 employees and in the West Midlands we have over 500.

Telford and the Wrekin Citizens Advice

Telford And The Wrekin Citizens Advice (CA) is calling for additional recruits to join their volunteers, get a taste of working life and make a difference in the local community.
Telford And The Wrekin Citizens Advice relies on volunteers to help people solve problems, mostly about money, benefits, housing and employment.
Our volunteers come from all walks of life and include students, people preparing to return to work and those with time to devote helping the local community.
Volunteering with Citizens Advice offers a range of opportunities from training as an adviser to help with administration duties. We give you the chance to help improve the lives of people in your local community.
Citizens Advice Telford & The Wrekin requires volunteers offering commitment, dedication, energy and enthusiasm to give of their time. In reward volunteering will be a positive experience.   
If you would like to get involved with Telford And The Wrekin Citizens Advice, then come and see us at 40 Tan Bank, Wellington or express your interest via e-mail on valerie.graham@telfordcab.co.uk

Wolverhampton City Council

The Legal Services Team of City of Wolverhampton Council is successful, innovative and forward looking.

It supports the Council in achieving its objectives in an exceptionally wide range of services. It would be difficult to think of a private law firm that offers advice in respect of large commercial transactions, civil litigation, criminal prosecutions, planning, childcare and governance matters. But, the Legal Services Team at Wolverhampton provides all these services and many more and in doing so makes a vital contribution to the success of the city.

The Legal Services Team has picked up awards in the last two years for Litigation Lawyer of the Year, Property Lawyer of the Year, Legal Executive of the Year and Governance Team of the Year. The team is shortlisted for more awards this year.

The Council offers a programme of summer internships and will be recruiting trainee solicitors soon. Interns will have an opportunity to work alongside solicitors across a number of legal disciplines. Trainee solicitors will be able to choose the seats that they work in and will conduct their own case load under the supervision and guidance of qualified staff.

Bar Council

The Bar Council represents barristers in England and Wales. It promotes the Bar's high quality specialist advocacy and advisory services, fair access to justice for all, the highest standards of ethics, equality and diversity across the profession, and the development of business opportunities for barristers at home and abroad.

 The Bar Council offers an excellent overview of careers at the Bar, and aim to enable students to access accurate information on their career options at the Bar.

AM City Grad

AM CityGrad is a fresh, exciting and innovative platform that takes a unique approach to graduate recruitment. We are passionate about supporting students and graduates take their first steps in their careers, so much so around 23,000 graduates have created CityGrad profiles so far.

We work closely with 100’s of businesses from around the UK, across a number of sectors. This year we have formed a partnership with The Birmingham Law Society by creating their Inaugural Internship Programme. This project aims to place numerous Graduates into paralegal positions where they can instantly add value to member law firms.

Our vision for AM CityGrad is simple, to create an active platform for students, graduates and employers to connect.

Irwin Mitchell

Irwin Mitchell is the UK's largest full service law firm. Founded in 1912, we have a strong national presence, covering corporate law, personal injury and private wealth. The expert hand, human touch philosophy resonates throughout the firm with over one million clients helped through our history. As a national firm, there are 10 different locations where we offer training contracts. There is a choice of either the Business Legal Services (BLS) or Personal Legal Services (PLS) stream. Within business legal services, expect seat rotations in areas such as banking and finance, insolvency and employment. Personal legal services contains both the personal injury seats, such as serious injury and medical negligence, but also private wealth seats in areas such as will, trust and estate disputes and family law.

St Ives

St Ives Chambers is a Midlands-based set with an excellent reputation. We offer specialist Barristers at all levels of call across all our practice areas who provide cost-effective advisory work and representation before all courts and tribunals in England and Wales. St Ives area of expertise covers nine key practice areas: Arbitration, Chancery & Commercial, Criminal, Court of Protection, Family (children), Family (finance), Housing, Regulatory and Personal Injury. The expertise of our Barristers and the efficiency of our clerking service has long been recognised in the Legal 500 and in Chambers & Partners legal directory.