Oxford Women in Law are pleased to invite you to the event: ‘standing out from the crowd’. The focus of this panel discussion will be presenting yourself in different situations such as networking, public speaking and in the media.​

Alumni can register for the event here.

Frances Moore - Senior Learning and Development Manager, Slaughter and May. 

Fran Moore Senior Learning and Development Manager at Slaughter and May.  Fran read Modern History in Oxford and qualified as a solicitor at Linklaters, spending about 5 years there before moving over to Learning and Development at Slaughter and May in 2009.  She uses her knowledge and skills to work with individuals and teams to help them reach their potential, communicate better, build relationships and be happy at work. Fran is the in-house coach for Slaughters. 

Flora McLean – Partner, Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer

Flora is a partner at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer LLP and specialises in structured finance transactions, including bespoke debt, equity and derivative solutions for predominantly financial institutions, including the Bank of England.   Flora also spent six years on Freshfields’ partnership council (the firm’s supervisory body) and now is leader of the team she works with in London.  Flora read PPE at Oxford (at St. Hilda’s) and did the conversion course and professional qualification at law school in London.  She was a trainee and qualified into the Banking group at Allen & Overy and moved to Freshfields to concentrate on structured finance transactions in 2000.

Claire Pointing - DML CONSULTING

Claire is an organisational consultant, advisor and executive coach who draws on over 25 years experience as a City lawyer, strategy consultant and senior public sector official. Claire holds a number of degrees including a Masters in Coaching and Consulting for Change from INSEAD (with distinction), a Masters in Law (BCL) from Oxford University and finance qualifications from London Business School. She is a qualified solicitor and an experienced non-executive director. She has published many relevant articles, the most recent with INSEAD on new research into talent retention in elite professional service firms.

Maria Coyle Media and Communications Professional

Maria delivers results with an effective media and communications strategy, using high quality media outlets and social media channels for distinct audiences. She has longstanding experience of working for large-scale, complex educational and third sector organisations that rely on speed and agility in sometimes sensitive environments. Brings creativity and flair to produce clear and compelling key messages and accurate, interesting content. Spent 15+ years as a reporter in fast-moving radio and TV newsrooms so knows how to operate under pressure within tight deadlines.


We are very grateful to be hosted by White & Case 

The format of the evening is as follows:

6pm – Registration

6.30pm – Introductions from White & Case

6.45pm - panel discussion

7.30pm – Q&A

8pm – Thank you from the Dean of Law, followed by a networking reception with drinks and canapés


*Oxford Women in Law is a network of Oxford Law graduates inclusive of all people*