28 February, 2008
(Pictured L-R: Lucas Gardiner, Chester College of Law and Adam Bromley, Forbes Solicitors)
North-west law firm Forbes Solicitors has supported a mentoring programme, for the third year running, to help law graduates find their way around the legal jobs market.
Adam Bromley, Commercial Property Solicitor at Forbes is responsible for the firm's mentoring support. He said "The mentoring scheme is an excellent idea as I remember the difficulties I encountered during my own training. If you don't already know someone in the legal profession you have little guidance on how to apply for training contracts and the process is more demanding now than ever before"
Lucas Gardiner, a student at the Chester branch of the College of Law recently visited Forbes for a two day work shadowing opportunity with Adam as part of his mentoring programme. Lucas commented "I found the opportunity to shadow a solicitor at their place of work to be of great benefit, whilst gaining an insight into the typical work that solicitors encounter I was also able to see firsthand the application of Land Law in a practical context. Similarly, being able to talk informally to someone involved in the legal profession and get their advice on application forms and covering letters is invaluable. I would definitely recommend the mentoring scheme to other law students."