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Conference on social mobility in partnership with the Manchester Law Society | Events | Insights and Events

Our half-day conference on social mobility will demonstrate the importance of improving this key area. More than that, this event will provide practical information on how to implement a social mobility strategy in your company and give examples of the benefits for the company, as well as for individuals.

The program includes keynote speakers from across the region, insightful panel discussions with a range of experiences, and case studies of successes and challenges.

We must all come together collectively and fight for a more equal future for all. Businesses and leaders have a key role to play in helping to create social mobility and we must rise up and act to create a more socio-economically and ethnically diverse workplace.

So why not join us at our landmark social mobility conference on March 17, 2022? This conference is being organized as a partnership event between Squire Patton Boggs and the Manchester Law Society, and will benefit everyone, but in particular HR, Diversity and Inclusion Managers, Training Partners and senior management.


  • £45 plus VAT for MLS members
  • £60 plus VAT for non-MLS members

£10 from each ticket sold will be donated to the NSPCC’s Childline service in Manchester.

Book your place on line or email Carla Jones.

Registration for this event is managed by the Manchester Law Society

Conference program

Time Session Involved persons)
12:30 p.m. Registration with lunch
1:15 p.m. Welcome from Squire Patton Boggs and the Manchester Law Society Rob Elvin, Manchester Office Managing Partner at Squire Patton Boggs

Fran Eccles-Bech, Chief Executive of the Manchester Law Society

1:45 p.m. Keynote and Q&A Helen Mahy CBE, Chairman of the Renewables Infrastructure Group and former General Counsel of National Grid
2:30 p.m.

PwC session and Q&A

Hollie Crompton, PwC, Head of Social Mobility
3 p.m. Coffee and tea break
3:30 p.m. Panel Questions and Answers Barry Matthews, Meggitt plc, Founder of the Social Mobility Business Partnership and Senior Vice President Legal and Director of Government Relations

Shez Anjum, DWF, Corporate Lawyer

Kurt Satney, BPP University, Student President

Helen Westerman, NSPCC, Local Campaigns Manager

Marc Doyle, Consilium Academies, Director of Education

4:30 p.m. NSPCC Session and Q&A Helen Westerman, NSPCC, Local Campaigns Manager
5 p.m.

Anthony Collins Solicitors Business Success Story & Q&A

Alice Kinder, Anthony Collins Solicitors, Partner
5:30 p.m. Networking with drinks and canapes
7 p.m.

Closing of the conference