Following a suggestion from Henry Farris (a 01) the OSS launched an OS Law Network with a drinks and networking reception at Holman Fenwick Willan in the City. The network, which is backed up by a LinkedIn group (Old Shirburnian Law Group), is open to all OS and parents working in or hoping to enter the legal profession.
Over 40 OS and parents attended representing a wide range of legal experience. The recent leavers benefitted massively from the constructive advice they received and OS and parents enjoyed the chance to meet old friends and to network with OS in the profession. The event was supposed to run from 6.30pm to 8.30pm but many were still there at 8.45pm, a testament to the success of the evening. We are very grateful to James Clibbon (d 86) and his partners at HFW for hosting the evening.
We hope to make this a regular event on the OS calendar.