CSS Insight Evening: Law – Drama v. Reality

Sponsored by the Old Caterhamians’ Association

Hot on the heels of our successful Insight Evenings on Entrepreneurship (at UBS’ London headquarters) and Building a Culture of Resilience and Success (at Crystal Palace FC) we are delighted to invite you to the next Insight Evening focussing on Law. The evening will explore how the profession is portrayed in drama versus real life!

We are thrilled that RSC actor and star of BBC 1 drama The Split, Old Cat
Chuck Iwuji will be joining us as our keynote speaker.

The evening will be a fantastic opportunity for professional and social networking, plus a chance to gain an unique insight from leading lights in Law.

Following the keynote introduction by Chuk, our panel of experienced Barristers, Lawyers and Solicitors will each host a table around which attendees will gather in small groups.  Our experts will convey their experience and advice to each group, in addition to taking questions. There will be additional time for networking and drinks, and refreshments will be served throughout the evening.

Keynote speaker: Chuk Iwuji, OC 
Chuk stars as Alexander Hale in BBC family law drama The Split, the second series of which is due to air this summer.  After gaining a degree in economics from Yale University, Chuk gained the title role in the Royal Shakespeare Company’s production of Henry VI, Prince Tydeus in the Royal National Theatre’s Welcome to Thebes, and recently, Løvborg in Ivo van Hove’s Hedda Gabler, at the National Theatre.
Read more about Chuk’s career in the CSS Omnia magazine – click here. 

Our expert panel are:

Suzanne Kelly  – Suzanne is a Barrister and Partner at Venters specialising in family and crime. Her work includes representing parents in complicated International Child Abduction and Wardship proceedings. Suzanne is a parent at Caterham School whose career and working day was shadowed by the research and production team for The Split.

Victoria Francis  – Victoria is a Barrister at 29 Bedford Row Chambers and practises in all areas of family law, with a particular emphasis on financial matters and private law children proceedings.  Victoria also has experience in drafting preconception agreements. Victora is also a parent at Caterham School.

Matthew Long Matthew is a Barrister at 29 Bedford Row Chambers, Matthew is instructed in all areas of family law work; he represents clients in both financial (with a keen commercial brain) and children cases, those with a jurisdictional element and in public law cases. Matthew is an Old Caterhamian.

Oliver Byrne Oliver is a UK-qualified lawyer. Oliver is the General Counsel for Trident Energy. Oliver is also an Old Caterhamian. He trained at Ashurst LLP in London, joining their Energy, Transport and Infrastructure department on qualification. After stints at Fulbright & Jaworski LLP and Baker Botts LLP he moved in-house with Ophir Energy plc in 2011.

Catherine Peck  – Catherine is a Barrister at 12 King’s Bench Walk, areas of expertise include specialising in high value complex personal injury and clinical negligence disputes.  She has a loyal following from both claimant and defendant solicitors.  Catherine is a parent at Caterham School.

James Eighteen  – James is a commercial litigator who specialises in dispute resolution, governance and regulation. James has advised major governing bodies such as The FA, the Greyhound Board of Great Britain and Premiership Rugby on a range of contentious and regulatory matters. His recent highlights include successfully defending lifetime bans imposed by the IAAF for corruption, working on the Independent Review of integrity in tennis and acting for The FA in the Hillsborough Inquests. Away from sport, James’ experience of the gambling sector includes regulation and licensing of casinos, the Gambling Act 2005 and acting in contentious matters for and against bookmakers.

CSS Insight Evenings

The Caterham School Society (CSS) unites the entire Caterham community: alumni, current and former parents, current and former staff, friends of the school and Sixth Form pupils for mutual support and benefit and is a key part of life at Caterham. CSS Insight Evenings occur each term with each event focussing on a different profession. To see more of our previous CSS Insight Evenings click here.

Click here to book your place – first come, first served!

(This event is free to attend for Sixth Form pupils, Old Cats, parents and friends of the school)