Careers in Law: Options and Opportunities

| October 31, 2015

The Coventry School of Law

(Faculty of Business & Law)

The Global Leadership Programme

In conjunction with

The British Foundation of the University of the West Indies (BFUWI)


Careers in Law: Global Options, Local Opportunities 2015


Terrence Wendell Brathwaite, Sr. Lecturer in Law, Coventry Law School

Ms. Susan Belgrave, Barrister 7 Bedford Row Chambers & Trustee, BFUWI

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‘Careers in Law: Global Options, Local Opportunities’ is a Legal Workshop organised by Coventry University Law School in collaboration with the British Foundation for the University of the West Indies (BFUWI) and the Global Leadership Programme, for international and local secondary school, college and university level students from multi-cultural backgrounds.

Conceived by BFUWI trustee, Susan Belgrave, who is herself a practising barrister at 7 Bedford Row, the event is designed to showcase the wealth of talent which exists in the legal community.  With established legal practitioners of BME heritage as key note speakers, the event will provide an opportunity for students to look at those who were forging legal careers both internationally and nationally within different or unusual areas, which young people might not have previously considered.

Location: The Mike Goldstein Auditorium      Date: 14.11.2015         Time: 13.00 PM – 17.30 PM


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Programme of Events:

Time Description
 12.30 Registration  – The Mike Goldstein Auditorium
13.15 Welcome –

Professor Stuart Weinstein, Head – Coventry University Law School

Mr. Terrence Wendell Brathwaite, Sr. Lecturer in Law, Coventry School of Law

Ms. Susan Belgrave, Barrister , Trustee BFUWI

Location: The Auditorium

 13.30 Skills and Qualifications

Panel Discussion and Question & Answer Session

Mr. Sukninder Panesar – Principal Lecturer, Coventry Law School

Mr. Colin Bobb-Semple  – former senior lecturer at Inns of Court

Mr. Ian Rajaratnam – Paralegal,  Leigh Day

Ms. Nageena Khalique Q.C.   No 5 Chambers

Ms Suzanne Reece – solicitor

Location: The Auditorium



Short break (Tea, Coffee etc)

Location: The Auditorium Reception

14:45 Life in Private practice

Panel Discussion and Question & Answer Session

Ms. Christina Thompson, Sr. Lecturer in Law, Coventry Law School/Coordinator – Law in the Community Initiative

Mr. Richard Wilson QC  – Head of Chambers, 36 Bedford Row

Mrs. Dawn Brathwaite – Partner, Mills & Reeve Solicitors

Mr. Paul McFarlane – Partner, Weightmans

 15.45 Short break (Tea, Coffee etc)

Location: The Auditorium Reception

 16.00 Life  In House, in the public sector

Panel Discussion and Question & Answer Session

Ms. Harriet Lodge – Lecturer in Law/Coordinator LEDE, Coventry Law School (Chair)

Mrs. Rosemarie Cadogan – Legal Adviser, Commonwealth Secretariat.

Mr. Lewitt Nurse –  Attorney at law –  Santander Global Markets

Mrs. Vanessa Rizzioli – Founder and Principal of Cranwicke Consulting, formerly of Nova Capital

Mrs Yvonne Jacobs Jones  – Lawyer Administrative Court, Royal Courts of Justice 

17.00 De-briefing: The future – for you and for the profession

Ms. Susan Belgrave – Barrister, 7 Bedford Row Chambers

Mrs. Penny Carballo-Smith – Director, Future Think

Closing Remarks

17.30 End
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