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Westminster & Holborn Law Society Summer Drinks 2022
13 July from 18.00 until late at The Gas Station, Goods Way.

The Society is looking forward to hosting our members, their guests and other professionals at an exclusive terrace overlooking Regent’s Canal and Granary Square. 

You will be able to enjoy an excellent range of canapes and sharing platters as well as a welcome reception featuring some great English sparkling wine. Of course, a range of low- and non-alcohol alternatives will be available as well. So you can confidently wash down the oysters and kimchi & gruyere arancini with impunity. 

Tickets are £25 for members and £35 for non-members and should be purchased before 6 July. Places are limited so book yours today at the link below.

I hope that you will be able to join us for this chance to meet up with friends and develop your professional network in a venue specially selected to accommodate British Summer Time*. 

Please book your tickets here

Westminster & Holborn Law Society Annual Dinner 2022
10 November

The Westminster and Holborn Law Society is hosting its annual black-tie dinner on 10 November 2022 at the National Liberal Club.

This will be an opportunity to meet other members of Westminster & Holborn Law Society at all stages of their legal careers and enjoy a champagne reception and 3 course dinner in the splendour of the National Liberal Club’s Lloyd George rooms.

Come alone or with friends/colleagues; we are a friendly and welcoming group!

Tickets are on sale for a limited time, Champagne reception from 6.15pm.

Seats at 7pm for a three-course dinner.

Westminster & Holborn Law Society visit to Barcelona Bar Association

6-7 October

We are delighted to present the final schedule for the WHLS visit to The Barcelona Bar Association on 6 and 7 October 2022.  

Thursday 6 October - 9.30 Welcome, 10.00 Training Sessions on Legal Systems in Spain (Civil Criminal, Business & Labour and Family Law), 12.00 Cocktail Network ICAB Lawyers, 13.00 Visit to the ICAB Library, 14.00 lunch, 16.00 Visit to Local Law Firms ECIJA and Augusta Abogados.

Friday 7 October - 10,00 Visit to the City of Justice and to the ancien Justice Palace – Tribunal Superior de Justícia de Catalunya, Closing Dinner (Barcelona port) restaurant Barceloneta.WHLS Legal Link Barcelona October 2022.pdf

There are still available places please email

Westminster & Holborn Law Society Autumn Reception

26 September

House of Lords Terrace

We are delighted to be able to invite you to join us for this wonderful event at this prestigious venue.Monday 26 September 2022 from 6.30pm.

Westminster & Holborn Law Society Notice of the Annual General Meeting 

13 October

The AGM will take place at the offices of Dawson Cornwell, 11 Staple Inn, WC1V 7QH.

18:00 on Thursday 13 October 2022 and virtually.

All members and honorary members are entitled to attend and we look forward to seeing you all.

Avoiding a Pyrrhic Victory: Enforcing Awards and Judgments in the UK and USA

Tuesday 1 November 2022 at 17.30, Quadrant Chambers, 10 Fleet Street, London, EC4Y 1AU

WHLS is pleased to collaborate with the American Bar Association for this hybrid event on cross-border enforcement of litigation judgments and arbitration awards focusing on the UK and USA.

This free seminar will be kindly hosted in person by Quadrant Chambers and will be followed by a networking reception. American colleagues will be joining online but we encourage our members to attend in real life if possible.

Our expert panellists for the event will be:

Matthew Allan, Immediate Past President of WHLS, will moderate the discussion, with an opportunity for questions to follow.

We look forward to seeing you there, please book here on Eventbrite

Please register or enquire for our Live events for 2023/24 and we will list them here.

Westminster and Holborn Law Society welcomes everyone for drinks and canapes celebrating International Women's Day

Thursday 16 March - 18.00 – 20.30.

We will be celebrating International Women’s Day (slightly later than the official day) at the University Women’s Club in Mayfair.  It dates from when women were forbidden from entering the gentlemen’s Mayfair Clubs, however, men and women are always welcome at the University Women’s Club 21st century events!  WHLS will meet in the drawing room of the former owners, Lord and Lady Arthur Russell, whose regular soirees included Gertrude Bell, Vera Brittain and Virginia Woolf as guests. There is also an exhibition of some of the milestones of women’s emancipation along the staircase. 

This will be a very sociable evening with the opportunity to meet WHLS President, Nicola Rubbert, and other committee members as well as two of our legal colleagues from the Barcelona Bar Association (one of the Bar Associations with which WHLS is twinned).


There will be canapes, non-alcoholic drinks, and wine.  This event is heavily subsidised for members but in the event of going beyond our budget, there will be a cash bar.


Tickets are limited so please book early and we really look forward to seeing you there -

Coral Hill and Catherine Michel
Co-chairs of the Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committee

SAVE THE DATE Cluj Napoca Bar Association Romania

16th – 19th MAY 2024

WHLS international committee’s next trip is to the beautiful city of Cluj Napoca in Romania.  We are not currently twinned with this association, but we have had close links with a number of the lawyers through committees in the FBE, in particular Calin Iuga, who has visited London many times and attended some of our annual dinners.

This visit is open to all members of the WHLS.  If you are interested, please email Isabela Maculan and Coral Hill to be included in future emails for attendees.  We want to ensure that the visit matches requests from those attending, so we welcome ideas of any legal work which members would want discussed or lawyers you would favour meeting.  There will also be a full schedule of activities including courts and local sights of interest. 

Members can arrive from Thursday 16th / Friday 17th and the trip will end on Sunday 19th May 2023.  We will endeavour to provide a list of accommodation to suit all budgets, but members are free to select any hotel they prefer.   As always, each member will be responsible for their own travel arrangements and accommodation.  If you want to submit a business case for the trip, in order to claim some expenses from your firm, please let us know if there is a particular suggestion which would assist with that.

Cluj-Napoca - Wikipedia

Photo Tibi.Neag

WHLS Summer Party

Thursday, 27 July

WHLS is excited to invite you to join us for a summer evening of networking, delicious food and refreshments paired with live music!

The Westminster & Holborn Law Society invites you to join us for a wonderful evening at the Garden at Goodenough College. With a BBQ dinner, a complementary drink on arrival (non-alcoholic options available), live music and fantastic company from across the legal sector, we hope this will be an evening to remember! Early bird tickets will be on sale until 13 July.

Friend or Foe

27 September at 6pm

Friend or Foe - how do we really know who we are dealing with in cyberspace?  Join us on 27 September at 6pm for a talk on cyberspace, AI and digital currencies by Dr Paul Sant, Head of Computer Science at Ulaw

Meet our International Committee for a social
Wednesday 6 March from 6.30pm onwards at the historic Devereaux pub in Temple.

Tickets are free but space is limited so please register using this link:

Only WHLS committee members can reserve tickets until 21st February; after this tickets will be offered to then whole WHLS membership.

We look forward to seeing you there!

London Legal Walk 20th Anniversary

Tuesday 8th June

Join us as we head to the streets in support of the London Legal Support Trust on 18 June, for the London Legal Walk 2024.

Join us for a fabulous evening at our annual Summer Drinks Party

Wednesday 3rd July

6:00 PM - Close

The Old Bank of England, 194 Fleet Street, London


£30 for members

£35 for non-members

Don't miss this chance to network and unwind with fellow members of WHLS in a historic and charming setting.

Tap the link to get your tickets now!

Fantastic Opportunity!  FBE Human Rights Oratory Competition

Open to all junior lawyers up to 5 years qualified and law students, a chance to represent the Westminster & Holborn Law Society in Gdansk, Poland with travel and accommodation paid.

The Competition is organised by the European Bars Federation and will take place on 6 and 7 September 2024.

It's a great opportunity to develop your oratory skills and meet lawyers from across Europe.

To apply, please prepare a 10 minute video on the theme:

"What is the impact of legislation and litigation on climate change?"

Please send it to by 17th July.

We look forward to hearing from you.