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Last night (Thursday 22nd October), BCL Legal was delighted to sponsor the launch party for this year’s FELT events. FELT is a sub-group of MTSG and has been set up for trainees at Firms with Eight or Less Trainees. The event took place at Cane and Grain in the Northern Quarter and attracted over 60 young legal professionals.
Training in a smaller firm holds a number of advantages, you are often exposed to a larger variety of work and you may find yourself with greater responsibilities during your training than your contemporaries at bigger firms. A negative of training at a smaller firm is that it can be lonely, with you being one of only a handful of trainees, or even a sole trainee. FELT was set up to assist MTSG members in this situation. It aims to hold smaller socials so that FELT members can network and share their experiences with trainees and paralegals in similar positions. When MTSG holds bigger socials the FELT members will be able to recognise faces in the room and not feel isolated. For more information about FELT, please visit: http://www.mtsg.org.uk/felt/
Sharan Kokri- a consultant in the North West Commercial team at BCL Legal – said: “We have been involved with MTSG for many years so we were really pleased to sponsor the launch party for of this year’s FELT calendar. FELT has been even more important in recent times as firms significantly reduced their trainee intake in 2008 and firms previously not categorised as FELT now fall into this. Trainee intake is definitely on the rise due to the fantastic upturn in the market but FELT will continue to play a crucial part of the MTSG. BCL is involved in a number of the events this year and look forward to a fun packed year of social and networking events.”
Adam Hattersley – secretary of FELT and trainee solicitor at McHale & Co Solicitors – added: “The launch was a huge success, everyone had a great time, and we’d like to thank BCL Legal for its support in making it happen.”