Tackling interviews, routes to the profession and burnout

This webinar series for junior and aspiring lawyers looks at different stages of the journey into the legal profession, from the entry routes to interview technique and managing mental wellbeing.

Tackling the tricky questions at NQ interviews

This session highlights:

  • what recruiters are looking for at newly qualified (NQ) interviews
  • what a good interview looks like
  • lessons to learn from unsuccessful interviews
  • how to prepare for and frame your answers


  • Daniel George Peacock, JLD committee member
  • Callum Reed, JLD committee member
  • Luke Woodward, business unit director at Chadwick Nott
  • Liam Andrews, associate at Chadwick Nott
  • Jake Foreman, corporate solicitor at Squire Patton Boggs
  • Jaysen Sutton, founder of the Corporate Law Academy

A guide to avoid burnout

In this session, we hear from those who have experienced work-related stress and burnout about:

  • how they mitigate and manage stress and burnout
  • how to get the support needed
  • what more firms and organisations can do


  • Charlène Gisèle Bourliout, coach and consultant
  • Adam Carvalho, career coach at Carvalho Consultancy
  • Mary Jackson, LawCare

Alternative routes to the profession

In this session, we hear from those whose path to the profession was non-traditional and why this is more common than we think.

We explore how to find opportunities to build legal experience, how to extend your professional networks and what key skills to start to develop.


  • Holly Moore, solicitor apprentice at ITV
  • Jen Shipley, associate solicitor at Irwin Mitchell
  • Amy Goldsborough-Pike, legal adviser at Goldsborough-Pike & Co

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