In light of the COVID-19 pandemic, LEDLET made the decision that the scheme could not be held in person with students travelling to London or Cardiff for a week in July. The trustees have been working hard to design an online scheme for students to take part in, with the aim of giving them much the same opportunity to gain an insight into what a career in law may entail. The scheme will take place during the same week as originally planned, and we hope we keep everyone updated with the success of the scheme.
LEDLET expands scheme to Cardiff with Legal Wales
Rhys Meggy, June 2020
LEDLET and Legal Wales are pleased to announce that the successful candidates have been selected for the Summer Scheme 2020. Competition this year was greater than ever, with all applications of a high quality. In light of the logistical difficulties posed by the Covid-19 emergency, this year the Scheme will be operated virtually to ensure successful candidates enjoy and benefit from the Scheme as optimally as usual. The Summer Scheme 2020 is the seventh Summer Scheme, but the first being run in both Cardiff and London in association with Legal Wales. LEDLET is delighted to be working with Legal Wales to maximise the opportunities available to young people in Wales, and to provide an equal insight into life in practice in Cardiff as well as London.
Mentor's Evening 2020
Megan Smith, May 2020
On Tuesday 21 January 2020, the Trustees of LEDLET and their President, The Right Hon Lord Lloyd-Jones of the Supreme Court, hosted an evening to thank all mentors who had supported LEDLET students over the past year. Kindly hosted at Bryan Cave Leighton Paisner LLP in London, the event was streamed live to those also celebrating in Cardiff. Amongst those in attendance were solicitors, barristers, judges, and members of diversity and inclusivity teams at legal firms. The highlight of the event were the inspiring talks delivered by the President in London, JJH Milwyn Jarman in Cardiff, and LEDLET alumna Katie Rivers, who has gone from a state school in the Cynon Valley to Oxford and is about to embark on a training contract at Linklaters. The evening provided a unique opportunity for mentors from all fields in law to engage and learn more about LEDLET’s intentions for the year ahead, including its 2020 Summer Scheme. For more information, the Law Gazette reported on the event and produced this article.