Career Development

SEJLD hold events throughout the year, some of which focus on career development. For example, we are in touch with the judges in the area and have, in the past, arranged for the district judges to present to our members on the nature and day-to-day life of working in litigious roles. South Essex mainly consists of high-street and regional firms and there is a wide array of practice areas.

Social Events

SEJLD runs a number of its own social events throughout the year. In the past these have included wine and cheese nights, evenings with local legal recruitment specialists and cocktail making classes. We have an annual summer event - in 2018, this will be a boat party on the Thames, on 4th August. If you are interested in purchasing a ticket please let us know.

Our first tip for any junior lawyer moving to the area would be to join us! We can assist you in attending networking events and meeting like-minded professionals. Please contact us and we can point you in the right direction of certain events and attend them with you.

You should also look to join the Young Professional Group (YPG) in your area. YPG arrange social events for young professionals in the area. For example, Chelmsford YPG recently organised an event at Chelmsford Races.

What the members say

"Never give up in your aspirations to join the profession."

"You learn more from failure than you do success"

"I have enjoyed having the opportunity to meet new people at JLD events who have since become friends"

About the area

South Essex has the longest pier in the world, along with a variety of beaches to satisfy your fish and chip cravings on weekends! You’ll never be too far away from London living and working here, which means you’ll have ample opportunity to experience the capital as well as a good few work opportunities too.

Get in touch

Here are the details of our committee members: to join the SEJLD or to find out more, feel free to get in touch.

Joint chair – Oliver Grech (Solicitor - Commercial Property Team at Birketts, )  and Shannon Tomkins (Trainee Solicitor at Jefferies,
Secretary – Beau Borg (Solicitor - Commercial Property Team at BTMK,
Joint social secretaries – Rosanna Sayers - (Trainee Solicitor at Jefferis, and Louise Mickleburgh (Solicitor - Civil Litigation Department at BTMK,
Treasurer – Daniel Browne (Solicitor - Commercial Property Team at Birketts,
National representative – Hannah Harbottle (Solicitor - Commercial Property Team at Birketts,
Student representative – Laura Gale (Trainee Solicitor - Paul Robinson Solicitors LLP,

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