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Westminster & Holborn Events


Booking is essential for all events due to restrictions of space


Thursday 27 June

Newly Qualified Solicitor Award

The Law Society –

The Society will shortly be issuing the details of how to enter for the newly qualified solicitor’s award and the criteria. This will be presented on 19 September at the House of Commons. Please keep an eye on our social media and the messages from the President to alert you.

meet your council members

Thursday 23 May

SQE Update Breakfast Seminar

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.

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. Jill Howell-Williams, Dean of the Thursday 19 September University of Law London Moorgate Campus and Ben Campbell, Newly Qualifieds’ Celebration: Business Development Account Manager will lead the discussions. The session is kindly hosted by Macfarlanes, starts at 8.15am and will be House of Commons Reception a great opportunity for firms and law schools to discuss how the changes We are delighted that Keir Starmer MP will kindly host our annual are being implemented. Newly Qualifieds’ Celebration in the House of Commons and where we will present our inaugural Newly Qualified Award. You can reserve your space here: It will also be an opportunity to meet our visiting delegation from the Thursday 23 May Barcelona Bar and to hear from our keynote speaker Pat Treacy, Deputy JLD Speed Networking High Court Judge and Senior Partner at Bristows. Our Junior Lawyers Division are hosting a speed networking event, with This event is kindly supported by Lloyds Bank, NQ Solicitors and refreshments, for all members and guests who are law students, trainees Chadwick Nott. As last year, there will be some free tickets for newly or pupils, paralegals and solicitors and barristers up to five years’ qualified solicitors and tickets will available for all others on Eventbrite. PQE/call. Thursday and Friday 19 and 20 September This event is kindly sponsored by Legal Network, London, and hosted by Visit from the Barcelona Bar The City Law School. The Barcelona Bar Association will be visiting us in London. Thursday will Places can be reserved here: consist of a number of presentations from firms and the House of Tuesday 4 June Commons reception. Friday will involve a tour of Legal London (the Supreme Court, RCJ, Inns of Court) followed by an informal dinner. We How to Session - Judicial Appointments welcome assistance from any members to participate in any aspect of the We are delighted to host a panel of eminent speakers, including Lucy Scott-Moncrieff CBE (former member of the QC Appointments Panel and day or evening events. Please contact Coral Hill President of The Law Society), Sarah Lee (Solicitor Commissioner of the October Judicial Appointments Commission and Head of the Dispute Resolution Junior Lawyers Division Drinks at Davy’s Group at Slaughter & May) and Tan Ikram (Deputy Senior District Judge (Chief Magistrate)), who will lead this workshop on judicial appointments. Wine Bar (the Bunghole) This event is kindly hosted by Radcliffe Chambers and supported by The JLD are hosting an informal networking event at Davy’s Wine Bar, Legal Network London. It starts at 6 pm and will be followed with a Holborn from 6pm for members and non-members. Further details to follow. reception with refreshments. There are only 22 spaces, so early booking Wednesday 2 October is essential.

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:

Monday 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 at ( and you can join our team by emailing


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.

2020 Events We are already planning 2020 so please do contact the committee if you have suggestions or would like to host an event: The Annual Dinner is being planned as an early 2020 event and we are actively considering a suitable venue for a joint dinner with the South London Law Society, following the success of last year’s. If anyone would like to be involved in organisation please contact the committee. The website calendar also shows our events

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