KPUM’s Law Career Convention in London

Our Kailash Kalaiarasu and Javed Khan attended KPUM’s Law Career Convention held at the Law Society Hall (Chancery Lane, London) on Saturday, 25 March 2023. This was KPUM’s first in-person LCC since the COVID-19 pandemic and it was encouraging to see more than 120 law students from law schools across the United Kingdom in attendance, with representatives from various law firms participating in the convention.
The convention began with presentations by the representatives from each of the participating firms. Skrine’s presentation emphasised that we are one of the largest, leading full-service law firms in Malaysia with a wide range of practice groups and an established network of domestic and global clients. Kailash and Javed also spoke about Skrine’s membership with Lex Mundi and how that presented opportunities for young associates to forge relationships with foreign lawyers through professional development workshops and networking events.
A series of breakout sessions then followed. These were highly interactive Q&A sessions where students asked about the pupillage application requirements and the unique career prospects available for pupils and young lawyers at Skrine. Kailash and Javed also shared stories about their journey at Skrine and the aspects that they value the most about the firm, such as the diversity within the firm and the camaraderie that is shared amongst Skrinees. The students were also interested about life beyond practice at Skrine, especially the roster of activities run by our Social Responsibility Committee and our crown jewel, the Skrine Dragons.
The Skrine delegation also took to the stage for the panel sessions at the LCC 2023. In the first panel session, Javed spoke about legal tech trends to look out for in the near future (will Chat-GPT replace lawyers? Javed thinks it unlikely!), while Kailash spoke about the challenges that lawyers face in promoting access to justice in today’s environment.
We want to say thank you and congratulations to the KPUM LCC 2023 organising committee for hosting this event and for making it a success!
If you are interested in joining Skrine for an internship or a pupillage, please visit our career page here.