CSS Insight Evening: Legal Dramas v. Reality

The Law Society provided a handsome venue as Sixth Formers, Old Cats and parents networked at the CSS Insight Evening, focussing this time on the reality of working in law versus on-screen legal dramas. It was a hugely enjoyable, valuable and fun evening for all who attended.

Caterham parent Suzanne Kelly detailed how the production team on the BBC 1 Drama The Split  shadowed her as they researched their first series. Suzanne revealed how many aspects then made it through to the final series –including her breakfast choice and a light sabre battle which began in her own garden!

Our expert panel of high flying legal brains then hosted tables around which the Sixth Form, Old Cats and parents networked in ‘café style’, rotating each 10 to 15 minutes. Golden nuggets of career and professional life advice were gleaned and many contacts made.

Old Cats Matthew Long (OC  2004) and Oliver Byrne (1998) both joined the panellists to share their insights into family law and corporate law respectively.

Alas, filming for the second series of the BBC series The Split overran on the day, which significantly delayed our star Old Cat Chuk Iwuji (who stars as Alex ’Zander’ Hale). A new date with Chuk will be announced in due course.

Our termly CSS Insight evenings have been a bit hit with the Caterham community. We’re looking forward to next year’s programme, which will begin in September with a panel of Entrepreneurs and Investors.  If you have any suggestions or would like to get involved please contact: Hannah.graydon@Caterhamschool.co.uk

Huge thanks to our panel, and to all those parents (current and former) and Old Cats who have so generously given their time. Thanks also to the Old Caterhamians Association for their sponsorship of these events.

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