As part of a series of first hand learning experiences, Capital Law, The Legal 500 Welsh Law Firm of the Year, recently hosted Swansea’s LLM students – specialising in Intellectual Property & Commercial Practice – to learn about the day to day operation of a leading Welsh IP practice.
The students took part in a half day event where they had the chance to speak to some of Capital’s leading IP lawyers, to discuss and debate key legal issues and gain an understanding of the way a busy legal department operates.
One of the lawyers who hosted the students, Nicholas de Figuieredo, said, ‘it was great to speak to such bright and interested young people from Swansea University. It was a real chance to share experiences, offer advice and learn about what the students hope to get out of their future careers. Capital are proud of our connections in the community, and were delighted to offer Swansea’s students the opportunity to come into our offices and learn about what we do.’
Speaking about the experience, Swansea University student Jennifer Harris said, 'I found the day thoroughly enjoyable and very informative. It is nice to be given an insight into the type of transactions and cases an IP solicitor works on. I particularly liked the section of the presentation which detail Capital Law war stories. I found the tips particularly helpful, for example due diligence checks, making sure you are aware of the different cultures and the language differences when things are translated. All the Capital staff I spoke to seemed friendly and happy to talk. For me it was nice to have an Intellectual property trip which is so relevant to my Masters degree’.
Associate Professor Andrew Beale OBE, Director of IP Wales commented, 'It is very pleasing to see Capital Law and Swansea University continue to cement their successful working partnership, following in the footsteps of our Capital Law/IP Wales Annual Lectures delivered by such eminent speakers as Professor Ian Hargreaves and Justice Birss.'
- Monday 16 May 2016 10.42 BST
- Monday 16 May 2016 10.41 BST
- Samantha Duffy