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On Saturday 30th July we gathered at Freeths LLP, to enjoy their hospitality and a scrumptious breakfast before heading to the meeting point to begin the 2022 Pride March. This year, the march was brilliantly supported by our members and The Alliance Network. In our numbers we marched behind the Society banner through the capital streets, finishing our march at The Angel, with drinks sponsored by Eversheds-Sutherland. Thank you to all those involved & your support!
On Thursday 30th June, the annual Hammond Cup advocacy competition, was set to begin at Nottingham Law School. Past President, Philip Turton welcomed all those involved beginning with the distinguished judges, HHJ Coe QC, HHJ Coupland and JP Simon Massarella. Sara Davies, daughter of the late Michael Hammond was also present.
On Thursday 19th May, 250 walkers from the Nottinghamshire legal profession gathered to participate in the charity legal walk for Access to Justice. The lead walkers, High Sheriff Paul Southby, NLS President & Chief Crown Prosecutor Janine McKinney, NJLD Chair Vikky Lai, HHJ Greg Dickinson QC and Nottingham's Under Sheriff, Deborah Hutchinson led the 28 teams on an 8k circular walk around Nottingham. Thank you to BCL Legal for sponsoring the after walk celebratory drinks, which was held at the finishing venue, Canalhouse.
On Thursday 12th May, Ropewalk Chambers hosted the ‘Pathway to the Judiciary’ event, with distinguished judges from the East Midlands. The event was organised by Nottinghamshire Law Society and the Midland Circuit Women’s Forum and kindly sponsored by KCH Garden Square and Ropewalk Chambers. The distinguished panellists included, HHJ Nassera Patel, DJ Dewinder Birk, Assistant Coroner Sarah Huntbach, Chief Crown Prosecutor Janine McKinney and Mrs Justice Lieven. Presenting the evening was Karen Kabweru-Namulemu and Lauren Crow.
On Tuesday 10th May, the Nottinghamshire Law Society hosted the Annual General Meeting at the Mercure Hotel, Nottingham. The AGM included the President's outgoing report from Philip Turton, the inaugural presidential report from Janine McKinney, new officers to the Society welcomed and many presentations.
The official photographs taken by photographer Jay Glenn of this year's prestigious Annual Awards Dinner held on Friday 22nd April 2022 at the Newton and Arkwright Building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham. Check out the pictures of Nottinghamshire's Law Society, Greatest Show!
On Friday 22nd April, the Greatest Show opened at the Nottingham Conference Centre, the Annual Awards dinner had finally returned in it's full glory with over 330 guests in attendance the scene was set to celebrate the legal success of Nottinghamshire in true grand style. President Philip Turton and Head of Operations, Michelle Foster accompanied by stilt walkers and fire-eater, greeted guests as they arrived at the Newton & Arkwright Building, part of the Nottingham Trent University. The evening began with a President's Drinks Reception, kindly sponsored by Review Solicitors , the guests filed downstairs to a festooned dining hall courtesy of sponsor The Fabric Theatre to await the President and Vice President's table guests entrance.
For the first time in the Society's history we are announcing a short list of winners at this year's Annual Awards. Read more to find out who has been shortlisted for the award categories of Junior Lawyer, Solicitor, Barrister and Practice Manager of the Year. This year we have introduced a new award Equality & Diversity Champion, which of the lucky three nominated persons will win this new award? Read more...
On Friday 11th March members and friends of Nottinghamshire Law Society met at Teamsport Nottingham to test their driving skills on a 750m go kart track. The 200cc petrol go karts of a maximum speed of 40mph were put under pressure with a fifteen minute qualifying round. Once qualified the drivers, were placed in grid position for the final race.
Human Rights Reform Act: A Modern Bill of Rights - Nottinghamshire Law Society Consultation Response
Triumphally back at the Southbank Bar, the John Pearce Quiz commenced on Tuesday 1st March 2022. Last year, the quiz was held online due to the pandemic, this year we were back to an in-person event, with the 2021 winners from Nottingham Law School, setting the questions. Led by Mark Chadwick, the NTU Law School team ‘The Academy’ put forward 10 rounds of questions, ranging from local knowledge, legal knowledge, general knowledge, sport, music, literature and the movies.
On Thursday 17th February, the Society held its first networking lunch for 2022 at the Cosy Club, Nottingham. The last lunch in Nottingham was held shortly before we entered into a national lockdown in March 2020! The Cosy Club, Gin Bar provided the perfect location to network and socialise with our fellow legal professionals in the City. The Society President, Philip Turton welcomed all the guests, a hot buffet was served and conversation flowed.
The Hammond Cup Final will be held on Thursday 30th May at the Nottingham Law School, Chaucer Building, Goldsmith Street, Nottingham NG1 5LP. This prestigious competition is the only one of its kind in the UK and has long been established in Nottinghamshire Law Society's history, with the competition being held every year for the last 55 plus years. Last year, the competition was virtual, so this year it will be great to have everyone back in the Court Room. Arrival time is for 6pm with the Advocacy Competition beginning at 6:30pm. Spectators are welcome, attendance numbers are limited, so please register your attendance in advance to guarantee a seat in the court room.
Post Six Year Run-Off Cover and The Solicitor’s Indemnity Fund Response Of The Nottinghamshire Law Society To The SRA’s Consultation – November 2021
On Friday 28th January, the sporty squash members of Nottinghamshire Law Society met at the Park Squash Club to compete in the Society's revival of the Squash Tournament. Originally, the tournament was named after Paul Pollett, the trophy is still in existence and in safe keeping at the Society offices. However, that tournament focused on teams from firms/chambers competing - this year they were competing for a new trophy - the Francis Reeson Trophy!
The annual Christmas Drinks Reception was held at the Cosy Club, Nottingham on Tuesday 14 December and entertaining us was tribute act Jamie Flanagan as Michael Bublé spreading the Bublé Christmas magic to all attending. Merry Christmas Everyone!
On Thursday 25th November, President Philip Turton and members of Council welcomed the newly qualified solicitors and newly called barristers to the annual reception. The reception was held at Mem Saab, Maid Marian Way, Nottingham.
President’s Cup Negotiation Competition 2021 On Monday 6th December, two finalists Theresa Pollard from Nottingham City Council and Lauren Kilbride from Rotheras competed in the President’s Cup competition. Both finalists share their experiences….
Annual Awards 2021 Gallery of Photographs
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Annual Awards 2021
new trainee solicitors and new pupil barristers reception
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