Old Colcestrian Society Holds Legal Career Event

Posted On: 18/06/18

The Old Colcestrian Society (OCS) hosted a very successful legal careers event in London on Wednesday 13 June. Several OCS members experienced in the legal profession, including a number of QCs, came along to share their experiences and provide advice and guidance to current CRGS Sixth Formers and younger society members who are considering or actively pursuing a career in the law. One student travelled all the way from Durham for the event.


Our Sixth Formers and university students bombarded the legal pros with questions and bagged plenty of business cards! The event was organised by OCS committee member Jamie McCrudden and was held at City investment bank Natixis which kindly provided an outstanding venue. Towards the end of the evening those present moved up to the bank’s roof garden with its excellent views across the city. As well as legal professionals, OCS President-elect, Greg Dunn and Membership Secretary Terry Wilby were present to represent the society. OCS stalwart Mike Hames, who gave an excellent address at last year’s CRGS Speech Day, was also present to lend his support.


This was the second in a series of Colcestrian Futures careers and networking events and, yet again, it was very good to see so many OCs willing to give their time to support current students and younger members who are making the transition from school to the world of work, which is one of the top priorities of the Old Colcestrian Society.


One CRGS student told us:


“I participated in the legal networking evening organised by the Old Colcestrian Society during which I talked to many of the professionals. I felt very inspired and learned a lot of new things from them.”


And a university student said:


“Thank you very much for organising the networking event last night. It was fantastic to gain insight into the profession from so many different people, at different stages of their legal careers. The event was very useful and I left with a much better understanding of the law.”