Fourth year LLB student and paralegal Bilaal Shabbir saw his big idea come into fruition on Friday 8 September when an event he organised drew in 100 Delegates from across the UK.
The whole-day conference in Glasgow, dubbed 'Brexitcon', covered the topic of EU Law & Post-Brexit Immigration and brought together major players from the legal sector, including speakers from Morton Fraser, MBS Solicitors, University of Glasgow and Drummond Miller.
The cost of the event was more than covered by the conference Sponsors* and donations from Delegates. A total of £579.22 is to be donated to two charities: Together Now and World Care Foundation.
Bilaal said: “It was heartening to see the culmination of months of planning finally come to fruition at Friday’s conference. I am sincerely grateful to everyone who intended (including the speakers), especially those who took the trouble to travel from afar.
“The feedback was unanimous in that there was a real lack of training of this quality in Scotland and that similar conferences should take place in Scotland more regularly.”
Read Bilaal’s Brexitcon blogpost here.
* Event Sponsors: MBS Solicitors, Drummond Miller LLP, Hastie Stable, SULNE and McNeil and Cadzow.