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WESTMINSTER & HOLBORN Law Society Events
Westminster & Holborn Law Society Co-Host Dinner With International Association of Lawyers (UIA)
31 March 2022
WHLS colleagues and guests are invited to join international delegates at a gala black tie dinner at The National Liberal Club on Friday 1 April to conclude the Modern Families: Current Challenges, Equal Rights and Ways to Protect their Wealth conference.
The conference will take place at the Law Society of England & Wales on 31 March and 1 April. It will draw together a wide range of legal professionals and those providing related services from across Europe and further afield.
The International Association of Lawyers (Union Internationale des Avocats, UIA) is the world’s largest international network of lawyers and this conference and dinner will provide our members a unique opportunity to develop and build their international network.
Established in 1927 and with members in 110 countries, the UIA is a global and multi-cultural organization for the legal profession that facilitates professional development, stimulates learning and networking, and promotes the Rule of Law.
Tickets for the dinner cost €66 (about £55). To register, please contact Joyce Gielen of the UIA, at firstname.lastname@example.org or on +33 1 44 88 55 70.
To see the full conference programme and to register please visit www.uianet.org.
A two-part public speaking series with voice coach and public speaking expert, Leon Trayman
7-14 July, 2022 (6pm-8pm)
Join WHLS and The University of Law for a two-part series of in-person public speaking sessions with voice coach and public speaking expert Leon Trayman at the University of Law’s Bloomsbury Campus.
As places are limited, please secure your place by signing up here:
Westminster and Holborn’s and The University of Law’s in-person seminar
“Russia’s exclusion from the Council of Europe: Good news or bad news first?”
30 June 30, 2022 (6pm-8pm)
Join WHLS at The University of Law’s Bloomsbury campus for a free in-person talk. Dr Andreas Yiannaros will be discussing human rights focusing on Russia's exclusion from the Council of Europe and departure from the European Convention on Human Rights.
As places are limited, please secure your place by signing up here:
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
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
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.
There are still available places please email email@example.com
Westminster & Holborn Law Society Autumn Reception
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
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
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
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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 email@example.com and Coral Hill firstname.lastname@example.org 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.
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