Date: Wednesday 16 January 2019
Venue: Herbert Smith Freehills, Exchange House, Primrose St, London EC2A 2EG

What is Breakthrough?
Breakthrough is Rare's exclusive Articles insight event led by Melissa Andrewes and Carly Gilberg, both former Magic Circle lawyers.

Breakthrough is:
  • A networking opportunity attendees meet and network with some of the foremost commercial law experts globally, including partners from eleven world class firms. These partners discuss current issues in a panel before networking with attendees during a drinks reception;
  • An insight event the country's most impressive BME aspiring lawyers will findout more about what the Articles programme is all about and will experience some of the programme's notoriously challenging group exercises;
  • A celebration of the fantastic achievements of our Articles alumni. Over the past three years, Articles alumni have secured more than 100 vacation schemes at top City law firms.
Breakthrough 2017
Last year's Breakthrough attendees heard from Anthony Nzegwu, a future joiner at Ashurst and Qalid Mohamed, an associate at Ashurst, on their experiences of the programme . They also witnessed the confidence-building effects of the programme in action, as fellow Articles alumni Panashe Jinga (future trainee, Freshfelds) and Aladdin Benali (future trainee, Allen & Overy) chaired panel debates between partners from our client firms about different firm practice areas and their advice on steps to success.