Bright Network Future Lawyers Top 100

16 Sep 2021, 1:30 p.m.
Application deadline was 13th September 2021, 11:59pm

Is your future in Commercial Law? We want to hear from you.

This September, we're looking for 100+ of our brightest penultimate-year law members to join us for Future Lawyers Top 100. This exclusive virtual event is designed to help you develop the skills and insights needed to secure a coveted Vacation Scheme or Training Contract.

Demonstrating your passion for a particular firm is one of the key qualities that employers look for in applicants. This event is perfectly positioned to help you gain a nuanced understanding of the differences between each of the top law firms joining us. What’s more, the opportunity to network directly with representatives from each law firm attending will set you apart from others in application season.

The two day event will be held on the 16th and 17th September, with different panel and networking sessions for you to attend each day.

Why attend

​​​​​​​Stand out

A key question law firms ask on their application forms is “Why us?”. Through speaking with multiple firms on the day, you will be able to collect nuanced insights that you can highlight on your applications and in interviews.

Grow your legal network

Gaining contacts in the commercial law sphere is especially important for aspiring trainee solicitors. Gain a real-life insight into what your life as a commercial lawyer could look like by connecting with trainee solicitors, partners and graduate recruitment representatives.

Have the chance to win an award

You have the option of nominating yourself for a range of awards sponsored by our partner firms. These will look great on your CV and help you to create standout applications.

Who can attend

Undergraduate law students at university in the UK or Republic of Ireland, graduating in 2023

On track for at least a 2:1 and have demonstrated academic excellence throughout their education

You must be able to attend both days of the event in full

Additional skills gained from extracurricular activities/work experience will be viewed favourably

Employers joining us


16 Sep 2021 - 17 Sep 2021

1:30 p.m. - 2 p.m.

Day 1: Member networking

An opportunity to connect with other Bright Network members

2 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.

Bright Network welcome and skills session

2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.

Structured networking

A chance to meet the firms and ask them your questions

3:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Panel session: What to expect in commercial law

4:30 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Wrap up for day one

Expectations set for day two

1 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Day 2: Member networking

1:30 p.m. - 1:45 p.m.

Bright Network day two welcome

1:45 p.m. - 2:45 p.m.

Structured networking

2:45 p.m. - 3:45 p.m.

Panel session: Top tips for securing a vacation scheme

3:45 p.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Open networking

Final chance to connect with the firms and other members

4:15 p.m. - 4:45 p.m.

Awards, takeaways and next steps

During the closing session the winners of our partnered sponsored awards will be announced


What people say about this event

Partnered with twelve top law firms, there were brilliant panel sessions on what to expect in commercial law and top tips for obtaining a vacation scheme. My favourite part was the small group formal networking where you could have a more personal conversation with trainees and recruitment teams as well as other aspiring commercial lawyers. A massive thank you to Bright Network for another really interesting and well-organised event and all the firms involved.

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Oliver Walker

It was so useful and has really boosted my confidence when it comes to future legal applications. The opportunity to network with other participants and legal firms was invaluable, and I have received some really great advice.

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Tamar Helen

This event provided a platform for intriguing and helpful insight into the partner firms’ cultures and key practice areas, with tips from sector leading representatives on how to make a successful application for a graduate role in their respective firms. I particularly enjoyed the structured networking sessions as we learned key information about each firm through quick-fire questions and answers.

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Conor Higgins

Frequently asked questions

Please note all timings on the agenda for Bright Network Future Lawyers Top 100 correspond with British Summer Time (BST)

If you have any questions about Future Lawyers Top 100, we have gathered all the most frequently asked questions here. If you have any other questions please get in touch with our Events Team -