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13 April 2022


11:00 am - 12:15 pm


Online (FREE)

Introducing Business Wales’ Legal Expert Sessions; two sessions that will explore the challenges of employment and sustainability in the legal sector.

During each virtual session, our speakers will provide advice, support and share their own experiences to help you overcome these common challenges and build a more resilient business.

Session 1: Bridging the Gap Between Recruitment & Retention will be available to watch from Saturday 26 March 2022.

Retaining talented professionals and building a diverse, sustainable team is arguably one of the key challenges facing the Welsh legal sector in 2022.

What can be done about the talent drain to Bristol and beyond? What more can businesses do to retain junior lawyers? Do great lawyers want to be managers? What’s next for practitioners in the post pandemic world?

What to expect

Our speakers will share their experiences of these issues, offering a candid account of how they have affected their firm, their clients’ law firms and how they’ve started to overcome the challenges. This session aims to inspire as well as detail some of the approaches and support to help you create greater opportunities for your law firm and your people.

Watch our interview with Business Wales (here & below) to hear from Bronwen Raine, Business Wales’ project lead, to hear what your law firm in Wales will gain from the sessions and the tailored support on offer for your legal business.


Business Wales presents a panel of expert speakers who will help you to bridge the gap between recruitment and retention. Speakers include:

  • Clive Thomas, Watkins & Gunn
  • Victoria Hall, Making Sense
  • Dan Mason, Yolk Recruitment
  • Chris Sweetman, Sweetmans and Partners

To book your free place at this online event, click here.

Book now for Session 2!

The second Business Wales Legal Expert Session: ‘Achieving Sustainability Through Effective Business Development’, will stream on Sunday 27 March from 11:00 -12:15.

CLICK HERE for details and to book your free place.

Why attend?

Legal News Wales editor, Emma Waddingham, spoke to Bronwen Raine, Project Lead at Business Wales, about these new, free Legal Expert Sessions that have been created specifically for the legal sector in Wales.

We asked Bronwen what law firms in Wales can expect from the unique expert-led sessions on recruitment and retention, and business development, what they will take away from the event and the further, new sector-specific support that Business Wales can offer to help law firms thrive and retain people and business now, and in the future.

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