Collaborative Legal Showcase

1 October 2015

Beck Greener and investment bank, Nomura International, collaborated to deliver a successful workshop with Oaklands School of Bethnal Green.  The purpose of the workshop was to raise the profiles of different areas within the legal profession and the students’ aspirations for their future careers.

Charlotte Jemmett from Beck Greener (far right) participating in the Legal Showcase in collaboration with Nomura and 6th form students of Oaklands Secondary School

With over thirty Year 10 and Year 11 students attending the showcase hosted by Nomura, James Stones from Beck Greener provided an informative session on Intellectual Property (IP).  James gave the students an overview of the different types of IP rights and explained how they are relevant to everyday life.  The session was interactive with the students participating in an exercise to draft and amend a patent claim to a new invention.

The session was followed by an aspirational tour of the Nomura building and then a presentation by the in-house legal team at Nomura highlighting the different roles that the team have in the successful operation of the business.

Naomi Matthams, Head of Community Affairs EMEA at Nomura said “We were delighted to host a collaborative workshop with Beck Greener.  We are committed to supporting young people in our communities and this partnership broadens the students’ experience, and awareness of the different careers within the legal profession”.

James Stones, partner at Beck Greener commented “The session with the students from Oaklands was an important part of our initiative to broaden the appeal of a career in the law generally and the IP profession in particular”. 

Oaklands School, Head of Pastoral Care, Mandy O’Connor said “Sessions like this give the students confidence to make decisions”.

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