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Events 2019

Booking is essential for all events due to restrictions of space

Wednesday 24 April Property Law Update -Environmental Considerations for Commercial Sites

This event is kindly hosted by Index Property Information and welcomes Simon Boyle of Landmark to cover environmental considerations for commercial sites.  

The seminar will be followed by a reception with refreshments.

Tickets can be reserved here: https://tinyurl.com/whlsenviron2019

Thursday 23 May  SQE Update Breakfast Seminar

The Solicitors Qualifying Exam (SQE) is a new system of exams that will be introduced in 2021, replacing the Graduate Diploma in Law and Legal Practice Course. All solicitors will have to pass the SQE in order to qualify.  

This breakfast seminar will cover the latest updates in the roll out of the SQE following further developments from the Solicitors Regulation Authority and the Legal Standards Board.

The session is kindly hosted by Macfarlanes, starts at 8.30am and will be a great opportunity for firms and law schools to discuss how the changes are being implemented.

You can reserve your space here: https://tinyurl.com/whlssqe2019

Thursday 23 May  JLD Speed Networking

Our Junior Lawyers Division are hosting a speed networking event, with refreshments, for all members and guests who are law students, trainees or pupils, paralegals and solicitors and barristers up to five years’ PQE/call.

This event is kindly sponsored by Legal Network, London, and hosted by The City Law School.

Places can be reserved here: https://tinyurl.com/whlsspeed2019

Tuesday 4 June  How to Session - QC and Judicial Appointments

We are delighted to host a panel of eminent QCs and Judges, including Lucy Scott-Moncrieff CBE (former member of the QC Appointments Panel and President of The Law Society) and Sarah Lee (Solicitor Commissioner of the Judicial Appointments Commission and Head of the Dispute Resolution Group at Slaughter & May), who will lead this workshop on Solicitors QC and judicial appointments.  

This event is kindly hosted by Radcliffe Chambers, starts at 6pm and will be followed by a reception with refreshments and supper. There are only 22 spaces, so early booking is essential and further details will follow.

Wednesday 12 June Property Law Update - What leaseholders say about services from lawyers

At this seminar Nicholas Kissen, senior adviser at The Leasehold Advisory Service will cover what leaseholders say about services from lawyers and the conveyancing experience from a leaseholder perspective.

This event is kindly hosted by Index Property Information, will start at 6pm and a reception with refreshments will follow.  The session is kindly sponsored by Legal Network, London and you can book your place here: https://tinyurl.com/lease2019

17 June London Legal Walk

Join us as we walk 10km around central London for the London Legal Support Trust, raising funds for free legal advice charities in London and the South East.

Details about the event can be found here (http://www.londonlegalsupporttrust.org.uk/our-events/london-legal-walk-2019/) and you can join our team by emailing cwhlawsoc@gmail.com

Thursday 27 June The Law Society – meet your council members

An opportunity to hear about the work of The Law Society from staff, network with members of other local law societies and ask questions of your local council members for Holborn (Jonathan Wright and Fraser Whitehead) and Westminster (Beth Forrester, Jeffrey Forrest and Edward Macey-Dare).

We will start with a Q&A with council members at 5.30pm, followed by a series of speakers from The Law Society, including Simon Davis (Vice President) on the plans for his presidential year and members of the policy, international, public affairs and campaigns teams on the latest updates from their work.  A reception with refreshments and an opportunity to meet members of other local London law societies and staff from The Law Society will follow at 7pm. Further details to follow.

19 - 20 September  Visit from the Barcelona Bar

On Thursday 18 September delegates will visit a number of member firms and then attend the Newly Qualified Celebration in the House of Commons (below).  On Friday the group will tour a number of London Legal Venues including the Supreme Court. Further details will follow, however please get in touch if you would like to get involved with the visit.

Thursday 19 September Newly Qualified's Celebration House of Commons Reception

We are delighted that Keir Starmer MP will kindly host our annual Newly Qualifieds Celebration in the House of Commons and where we will present our inaugural Newly Qualified Award.  

It will also be an opportunity to meet our visiting delegation from the Barcelona Bar and to hear from our keynote speaker Pat Treacy, Deputy High Court Judge and Senior Partner at Bristows.

This event is kindly supported by Lloyds Bank and NQ Solicitors and further details will follow.

October Junior Lawyers Division Event at Davy’s Wine Bar (the Bunghole)

The JLD are hosting an informal networking event at Davy’s Wine Bar, Holborn from 6pm for members and non-members.  Further details to follow.

Wednesday 2 October  How to make your firm more profitable

Come a long for a series of short workshops on how to make your firm more profitable, including innovative working and billing practices and outsourcing.  Workshop leaders including Jeff Gosling of ActionCOACH and Leanne Bentley of Bluebird.

The event will start at 6pm, will be followed by a reception with refreshments and further details to follow.

Tuesday 29 October   AGM, Farrer & Co

Our Annual General Meeting will be held at 6pm at the offices of Farrer & Co LLP.  At the meeting the President will present her annual report, new Officers will be elected and we will be presenting the prestigious Gamlen Prize to our most promising trainee solicitor.  Do come along to see familiar and new faces – refreshments will follow the meeting.

Additional events are under discussion. If you have suggestions or would like to host an event, please contact the committee at cwhlawsoc@gmail.com

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