Our business development networking events
Who are Initiate?
We are a business development group within Freeths who comprise of fee earning lawyers below partner level. Initiate work together to build up a network of contacts, host great events, and raise our profile in the local professional market. We host a diverse range of events and aim to attract a loyal following of members.
“As a Freethinking National law firm we are committed to developing new and exciting ways for our lawyers to engage, and develop long lasting relationships with the business community.” Simon King, Business Development Director at Freeths
There is an Initiate group in all of our office locations who host approximately three to four events per year. Our events allow us to celebrate success with our valued clients in a fun and casual setting, sometimes attracting over 100 people. They range from social events such as quizzes, comedy nights and wine tasting to TED talks and business focused roundtable discussions.
How can I get involved?
Initiate was set up not only to grow networks to engage with, but also to encourage internal referrals between departments. It also gives us a chance to get to know our colleagues from other teams better. As we grow as a firm, we think it is vital our lawyers know what specialisms there are in each office and are able to direct their clients in order to provide a full legal service.
If you are interested in finding out more, or to see if there is an event taking place in your region soon, please contact us through our key Initiate representatives – they will be happy to help you.
- Birmingham: Kirsty Gallagher
- Derby: Sam Shepherd
- Leeds: Sally Jenkins
- Leicester: Richard Fitzmaurice
- London: Fran Johnson
- Manchester: Simon Pick
- Milton Keynes: Alison Foxton
- Nottingham: Jenny Hutson, Richard Jenkins
- Oxford: Stewart Elliston
- Sheffield: Sally Jenkins
- Stoke: Kirsty Gallagher
‘Doing the right thing’ is at the heart of Freeths. Find out more about our excellent client service and the strong set of values that guide the way we work.
Talk to us
Freeths are a leading national law firm with 13 offices across the UK. If you have a query about our services or just want to find out more, why not give us a call?
Contact: 03301 001 014