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60-Seconds With: Jessica Clark-Jones, Pupil Barrister, XXIV Old Buildings

Date: 05/01/2022 Type: 60 seconds with Community Magazine Interviews ThoughtLeaders 4 Content Topic: Private Client | Trusts | Wills and Estates | Inheritance | Next Generation Wealth | Investment and HNWI’s | Tax |

Q) What is your key area of practice?

A) Commercial chancery


Q) What are you most going to focus on in the next 12 months?

A) Building my practice after completing pupillage (and hopefully spending plenty of time on my feet!)


Q) What do you see as the biggest upcoming challenge you face as a practitioner?

A) Making up for lost time in creating relationships within the sector after a largely remote pupillage.


Q) Why did you choose to attend TL4 x ConTrA’s Private Client Summer School and what did you achieve from attending?

A) I hoped to meet people also involved in private client work - something that I definitely achieved!


Q) How did it feel to be back at a physical event?

A) It felt great - I appreciated the coloured wrist band system TL4 used to show what level of social distancing attendees felt comfortable with.


Q) What was your key takeaway from any one of the sessions at Private Client Summer School over the 2 days?

A) That it takes around 7 or 8 times of meeting someone to forge a proper connection in a networking context. Great advice and gives me an excellent excuse to repeatedly go for drinks with people!


Q) What would you say to people thinking of attending one of our summer schools in the future?

A) Go! The relaxed set up makes it easy to meet new people both of your level of call, and the more senior speakers. The talks were a great combination of legal knowledge and practical career advice.


Q) What does the perfect weekend look like?

A) A series of pub walks with my pandemic puppy!


Q) What is the one thing you could not live without?

A) Reading.


Q) Who would you most like to invite to a dinner party?

A) Lady Hale (I am an unashamed fangirl!)



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