Aspiring Solicitors - London

Aspiring Solicitors is an organisation committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession. We provide free access, opportunity and assistance to students from underrepresented groups to help.

Aspiring Solicitors is an organisation committed to increasing diversity in the legal profession. We provide free access, opportunity and assistance to students from underrepresented groups to help them  pursue a career in law. The opportunities we offer include bespoke careers and employability advice, open days with a number of different law firms, mentoring programmes, a national commercial awareness competition, and events to help students with vacation scheme and training contract applications. We offer our members more legal opportunities, platforms and competitions to gain greater access and assistance to the legal profession than any other organisation in the UK/Ireland.

Our aim at BPP is to ensure that students are connected with the wider Aspiring Solicitors organisation and that they have a point of contact within the university for all things related to Aspiring Solicitors. The goal is to engage as many students as possible, to welcome old and new society members, and to open as many opportunities for BPP students as possible.

As a society, we are affiliated with the wider Aspiring Solicitors organisation, so we can keep you updated throughout the year on all the opportunities, events and  work experience offered by Aspiring Solicitors. 

If you would like to join please email the President on

Dechert Open Day

Date & Time: 29th January 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

At Dechert, our mission in the area of diversity and inclusion is:

  • to maintain an inclusive environment that cultivates and values different backgrounds and perspectives in order to better serve our employees, clients and communities;
  • to harness the power of difference to enrich our relationships with clients by offering diverse teams of talented, productive professionals; to create equal and fair access to all aspects of firm life which reflects the diversity of the world in which we practise; and
  • to uphold our commitment to diversity by being a leader in the field through innovative initiatives and sustained diligence.

We look forward to welcoming Aspiring Solicitors members to our January 2019 Open Day, where they will meet trainees, associates and partners and participate in a negotiation skills workshop as well as hear from our graduate recruitment team.

To register:

Baker McKenzie Event

Date & Time: 11th February 2019, 12:30pm-5:30pm

Up to 40 Aspiring Solicitors members will have the chance to attend this event at this international firm’s London office.

The firm utilises the expertise of 13 200 people in 78 offices worldwide. The firm is guided by entrepreneurial spirit and demanding standards of its founders and works to forge close personal relationships among its professionals in order to foster the responsiveness and accountability clients expect.

This event will provide students with the opportunity to find out about the application process and how to make your application stand out as well as highlighting your commercial awareness skills. Meet trainees who have been through the process and prepare for an afternoon of tips for success.


  • 12:30-13.15, Arrival and networking lunch

  • 13:15-13:30, Welcoming remarks and Q&A with TBC;

  • 13:30-15:00, Session with Graduate Recruitment;

  • 15:15-16:15, Commercial awareness session

  • 16.15- 17.15, Panel discussion

  • 17.15-17.30, Closing remarks with GR team


Norton Rose Fulbright Open Day

Date & Time: 20th February 2019, 10:00am-2:30pm


Macfarlanes Open Day

Date & Time: 6th March 2019, 10:00am-4:00pm

The event is of interest to students looking to apply to Macfarlanes for a training contract.  You will receive an introduction to the firm by one of Macfarlanes’ partners; there will be an application skills session from Graduate Recruitment, a mock assessment exercise and the opportunity to meet people from around the firm (including many trainees) throughout the day, which will also include a sit down networking lunch


HeadStart Into Vacation Schemes

Date & Time: 8th March 2019 – 5th April 2019, 10:00am-4:30pm

Want to convert your Vacation Scheme into a Training Contract? Join our unique one-day interactive series of workshops tailored to help students convert their vacation scheme(s) into a training contract. The programme is written and hosted by Chris White Founder of Aspiring Solicitors and co delivered by former graduate recruitment managers and future trainees who will tell you how they made a positive impression, both personally and professionally, on their successful vacation schemes.

Each event (in Birmingham, Leeds and London) includes interactive panels, practical exercises and more to maximise the chance of you securing a training contract.

This event is mainly for students who have secured a Vacation Scheme to start in 2019.


Reed Smith Open Day

Date & Time: 12th March 2019, 1:00pm – 6:00pm

Reed Smith are delighted to be hosting an open day in collaboration with Aspiring Solicitors on Tuesday 12 March 2019. The event will be interactive with the opportunity for students to ask questions throughout and will include an application & assessment tips workshop.


“Im Graduating in 2019- What Next!?!” Events

Date & Time: 18th March 2019 (Manchester); 25th March 2019 (London), 6:00pm-8:00pm

If you’re graduating in 2019 and haven’t secured a training contract and are unsure of your options and next steps to take, this event is for you!

Multiple in-house legal teams offering 6 month internships, law firms looking for future trainees and paralegals and company secretarial recruiters will all be attending to help you with your future decision making.   Whether it’s a short/medium term resolution or a change in direction away from the law, we’d encourage you to attend.

There are two “what next” events, one in Manchester 18 March and one in London 25 March, both at PwC’s offices.


Trowers & Hamlins Training Contract Event

Date & Time: 12th April 2019, 9:15am – 5:30pm

Trowers & Hamlins welcomes you to its London office for an open day.

Trowers & Hamlins is an international firm with offices throughout the UK, Middle East and Far East. The origins of the firm date back more than 230 years. During the last 30 years in particular, the firm has expanded considerably to be the large and prestigious firm it is today. Trowers & Hamlins was the first foreign law firm to secure a Qualified Foreign Law Firm (QFLF) licence in Malaysia in April 2015. The firm advises on a broad range of legal and commercial issues in a variety of practice areas, including Banking and Finance, Corporate, Dispute Resolution, Energy and Sustainability, Housing, Private Wealth, Public Sector, Real estate and Telecoms, Media and Technology. Trowers & Hamlins recruits 23 trainees a year, split between March and September intakes and based at its offices in London, Birmingham, Exeter and Manchester. All trainees work across a range of seats and those in London have the opportunity to spend time in one of our offices in the Middle East. The firm is particularly keen to hear from those on the LPC or who have completed it.

This event will be held in the firm’s London office.



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