Gilbert Stephens Inspires Exeter Students

15th November 2018

Potential young lawyers of the future have been receiving advice and inspiration from staff at the Exeter branch of Gilbert Stephens Solicitors, who represented the firm at Exeter School’s annual Careers Convention.

The law firm was among over 40 organisations who attended the event on Thursday 15th November to share their professional experience and expertise, as the students are considering their future career paths and finding out about the qualifications and training they will need.

This year, partner Kim McDonald and Cheryl Bolt attended the convention. They were also able to advise the pupils on the A-level subjects that would be most useful if they were considering a career in law, and the academic qualifications and training required to become a solicitor.

We particularly enjoy representing the firm at these sorts of events. They are a great opportunity to meet bright, aspiring and ambitious young people, and encourage and hopefully inspire them to consider pursuing a challenging yet extremely rewarding career in law.

The pupils were particularly interested in hearing what a day in the life of a lawyer actually involves. They were surprised to learn that there are so many different specialised areas of law, including Litigation, Private Client, Conveyancing, Commercial and Family, which are all covered by our firm.

The students were also keen to hear the variety of tasks that solicitors perform on a daily basis such as writing letters and emails, answering calls, drafting legal documents, and meeting and advising clients in person, sometimes in the office or even by going out to visit them in their own homes or residential care homes.

Of course, young people are always excited to hear about what it is like to go to court!

We were very pleased with the interest from Exeter School’s students, it demonstrated the motivation and ambition of the young people coming through the school, and we hope they and the parents we spoke to during the evening gained a better understanding of what we do here at Gilbert Stephens and what we have to offer.

Among the many other professions and occupations featured at the careers convention were medicine, the media, science and engineering, the charity sector, finance and the armed services.

Many pupils and families attended, and Exeter School’s careers advisor Ruth Cheesman thanked all the exhibitors for giving up their time to share their career journeys with the pupils.

We wish them all the best of luck in whatever career path they choose!