PRIME Tenth Anniversary Conference

Wednesday 10 November 2021
Virtual Event from 8.30am to 12noon


Don’t let us get to 20!

Without doubt, law firms have made significant progress on social mobility in the decade
since PRIME’s creation. Progress that PRIME’s members and partners have been integral to achieving.

Awareness and understanding of social mobility has increased materially in the legal
sector, and firms have invested human and capital resources to broaden outreach to
candidates from more diverse backgrounds. Improved data gathering also shows
a notable increase in candidates from socio-economically less advantaged backgrounds
joining law firms. Looking forward, we seek to generate ideas on how we can take action
together to build on this progress and take things to the next level.

Our conference is about co-creating ideas through discussion and sharing of information. Our aim is to identify action we can take collectively to create a future where PRIME, and organisations like it, no longer need to exist. A future where a person’s background doesn’t restrict their opportunities. A future where we have a truly diverse profession at all levels.

Join us on 10 November 2021 to:

Hear leading figures in social mobility discuss the future of social mobility
Our panel discuss the past, present and future of social mobility, identifying challenges and opportunities for law firms. Panellists include:

  • Sarah Atkinson, CEO, The Social Mobility Foundation
  • Nick Scott, Managing Partner, Brodies
  • Sana Shafi, Co-founder, Strive
  • Arun Sohan-Pall, Trainee, Kirkland & Ellis
  • James Turner, CEO, The Sutton Trust
  • Sandra Wallace, Co-chair, the Social Mobility Commission

Find out what GCs really want from law firms
Hear Patricia Christias, Assistant General Counsel at Microsoft in conversation with Sarah Macdonald, Chief Legal Officer at KFC as they explore the client perspective on social mobility and what they expect from their panel law firms.

Shape and progress action on social mobility
Together, we will investigate the current issues and share best practice to enable us to take collective action on social mobility over the next ten years.

Learn and share best practice
Explore the practical steps we can take to address social mobility through a choice of four breakout sessions focusing on work experience, outreach, selection, and progression.

Network with peers and leading figures in social mobility
Connect with like-minded peers from the legal profession and leading figures in social mobility through the breakout sessions and dedicated networking area.

Click here to secure your place at this complimentary conference. Places are limited so don’t delay! Feel free to share this link with colleagues and contacts you think may be interested in attending.

Who should attend

  • Senior partners, Managing partners, Partners, and other senior figures in law firms with responsibility for diversity and inclusion and/or social mobility
  • Diversity and Inclusion practitioners
  • HR practitioners
  • PRIME work experience alumni (over the age of 18 years)

Book your place now!

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