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Our On Demand platform provides unlimited access to our unique suite of professional development opportunities.

Here you will find sessions from previous seasons that were too good to be missed. Once our events kick-off for the new season we will continue to update this page with recordings of our most popular, high impact sessions so you need not miss anything again. 

Not only do we recommend that you continually check back for new content that is being added here but we also would encourage you to make sure you utilise these invaluable resources in preparation for any applications you are planning to make to the Firm. 

Together We Are...

Our Partnership

Hear from our Partners covering topics ranging from our strategy and the ground-breaking work that is being undertaken across our international network, through to their insights into what we can expect in the legal sector in the years to come.

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One Young World Caucus

Net Zero and Carbon Offsetting

Watch this inspiring event where you will hear from change-makers working towards to a greener world. Our panel of inspiring lawyers, including Jeroen Ouwehand, Roger Leese, Jemima Roe and Francis Beechinor-Williams, will be discussing our work towards carbon offsetting and our role as a founding member of the Net Zero Lawyers Alliance to accelerate the transition to net zero emissions by 2050.

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Insight Series

Real Estate

This session provides a deep dive in to the projects and deals that go on in our Real Estate practice. We also hear about some of the interesting and exciting journeys of the partners, associates and trainees that make up the group.

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Invictus Games

A Chance for victory

Founded by The Duke of Sussex, the Invictus Games Foundation uses the power of sport to inspire recovery, support rehabilitation and generate a wider understanding and respect for wounded, injured and sick Servicemen and women.  This event was attended by Dominic Reid OBE, Chief Executive of the IGF, and David Wiseman, Director of Grants and Programmes, who told us more about the inception of the Invictus Games and how they capture hearts, challenges minds and changes lives. They were joined by Jennifer Mbaluto, a TMT partner and Leigh Smith, a senior associate in our IP team, to discuss the firm's relationship with the IGF. Also some of our LIFT interns shared their experiences of working with the charity to develop some of its strategic aims. 

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ESG Continued

We recently hosted a fascinating ESG focused event in partnership with Legal Cheek, where lawyers from across the Firm shared their insights in to how environmental, social and governance issues are transforming the world of business. We had so many phenomenal questions but we did not have time to get through them all. In this follow-up session featuring the same panel that participated in the first event, they answered many of the questions we missed. Click here to watch the Legal Cheek event.

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Together We Are...

One Firm

We teamed up with several of our offices across the UK, Europe and the US for this event where we heard from lawyers across multiple jurisdictions talking about their involvement in one of our biggest cross-jurisdictional deals to date. We also heard from several lawyers from across Europe and some of the NGO's and charities we work with, on the scale and breadth of our pro bono projects, all of whom provided an insight into the range of work we are currently involved with that focuses on issues such as LGBT+ rights, war crimes, human rights and children's rights.

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Insight Series

Litigation & Dispute Resolution

Hear from partners, associates and newly qualified lawyers from our L&DR practice providing you with a detailed understanding of the work and structure of the group. 

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Together We Are...

Trainees Making an Impact

Our trainees take on real responsibility from the very outset of their Training Contracts in a variety of different ways. Change-makers, innovators and leaders, hear firsthand how they are making an impact. 

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LIFT 3 years on

LIFT is our innovative, award-winning internship opportunity for our future trainees. In this session we heard from partner organisations and LIFT alumni about the vital skills and enriching experiences they have had and why this is the future of internships.

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Insight Series

Global Financial Markets

Our Global Financial Markets practice makes up almost half of our business. This session gives you essential insight into our largest practice area and is hosted by partners Emma Matebalavu and Simon Sinclair, Joint Heads of GFM.

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Insight Series

Corporate

Gain an unparalleled insight into our Corporate practice hosted by Melissa Fogarty and Nigel Wellings, Joint Heads of Corporate and colleagues. 

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Together We Are...

Accelerate

Meet individuals from our gender parity group and hear empowering stories from within our organisation that will shed a light on the culture and experiences of those that are working hard to make change. 

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Non-Law Applicants

In this session we spoke to lawyers and trainees from around our Firm that have come from a non-law background.

They shared valuable insights in to the career and how their degrees have lent themselves to an exciting career in law.

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Legal Cheek Event

ESG Panel Event

We partnered with Legal Cheek for a virtual student event on environmental, social and governance issues (ESG).

During this session our panel, which included lawyers from our internal ESG board as well our Global Head of Inclusion, discussed the reasons why ESG has risen to the top of the agenda and the various ways in which the Firm are responding to the resulting challenges and issues.

This interactive, engaging event is a must-see for anyone looking to expand their knowledge on one of hottest topics affecting the commercial landscape.

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SPARK

We brought together SPARK alumni who turned their award-winning experience in to Training Contracts. They shared the highs, the lows and the career tips from their journey and explained why this scheme was pivotal to their success.

"Excellent event! Toyo said something that really resonated with me: she chose to join Clifford Chance because it invests in people. After participating in SPARK, I continue to be surprised by the amazing regular talks and workshops."

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Together We Are...

Resilience

In this session some of our trainees shared their journey of entering the legal sector and how they thrived in the virtual world they found themselves in. They addressed how they coped with the pressures of adapting to a completely new environment and shared practical tips.

"It was great to hear from trainees on how they were coping with COVID-19.  I really appreciated the openness of panelists. It was very uplifting to hear their resilience stories, and it can't have been easy to recount their challenging experiences."

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Tender

In this session we spoke to representatives from Tender, a charity committed to preventing domestic and sexual abuse among young people by promoting healthy relationships. We spoke to our Trainee Inclusion advocates and introduced the ways in which we are working together to promote the same values among our trainees.

"A big thank you to the team at Clifford Chance for putting on this event. I have gained an insight into the firm. I left it with a sense of what Clifford Chance's firm culture is like, which will definitely assist me in making applications."

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LIFT

An insight in to our ground-breaking LIFT internship programme with insights from past alumni.

"It was very heartening to see the level of commitment the firm has towards the development of their people– the firm really is at the forefront of change!"

"So informative - so many insights from LIFT candidates Invaluable for interview preparation."

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Together We Are...

ACCESS 10 years on

Hear more about our bespoke, award-winning, two-year development programme - Clifford Chance ACCESS.

"It was so inspiring to hear from the speakers today! The ACCESS programme sounds amazing - thanks so much for the talk!"

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Views From...

Legal Tech

Hear from a diverse range of speakers from future IGNITE trainees through to qualified lawyers at the Firm sharing their experiences of working in legal tech. 

"I found it really interesting to discover what the trainees had to say about their experiences. Thanks to the panel, the event seemed really accessible to students such as myself. I found it really helpful to gain a greater understanding of what the firm has to offer long-term and the progressive nature of the IGNITE programme."

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Pro Bono

In this session, our Pro Bono Director Tom Dunn, sheds light on our pro bono culture, strategy and the ways we are measuring the impact we make. He also talks about the Firms's Cornerstone initiative in Rwanda.

"This was a great event that allowed me to gain a deeper insight into the firm's pro bono initiatives."

"It was refreshing to see the dedication and enthusiasm with which Clifford Chance lawyers involve themselves in pro bono projects around the world and the importance that they give to their pro bono cases alongside fee-paying clients."

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INTERFACE...

STEM Panel Event

Our STEM panel event from INTERFACE 2020 features trainees and lawyers from around our Firm sharing how they transitioned from STEM subjects to law and how their skills have been transferable.

"Overall, INTERFACE heightened my interests in the firm's STEM law program to such an extent as to make an application submission."

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OYW Caucus 2020

One Young World

In this inspiring event hear from four change-makers some identified through our UGOY awards, share their dreams, their unrelenting comittment to their causes, who are working to make this world a better place.

"This was a great event that went beyond anything that I was expecting! It was so inspirational to hear from all the panelists but especially the winners and the work that they have done for such important causes."

"This event was amazing! All of the speakers were inspiring and I am glad to have learnt about the whole One Young World initiative. I would certainly attend a similar event to this in the future."

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