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NNJLD Committee Positions Available

We are pleased to announce that the Norwich and Norfolk Junior Lawyers Division (NNJLD) is looking for committee members, so if you’re interested in representing Junior Lawyers in the Norwich and Norfolk area, we’d love to hear from you! The positions that we are looking to fill are as follows:

  1. Website and Communications Representative
  2. Social Secretary
  3. National Representative and Regional Relations Officer



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NNJLD Welcome Party!!

We are pleased to announce that the next NNJLD event will be the Welcome Party, taking place on Thursday 6th October from 6.00pm at The Doghouse Bar, Norwich.

Whilst this event is primarily a means to welcome new members to our ranks, it is of course open to current and new members alike – the more the merrier!

Tickets are just £10.00 per person, which will include an alcoholic / non – alcoholic welcome drink, entry to the buffet and live music from the infamous Pirate Joe.

To reserve your ticket, please contact Hannah Bayfield at Hannah-bayfield@birketts.co.uk.

We look forward to seeing lots of you there!

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NNJLD Annual Ball 2016 – one month to go!

We are counting the days to the NNJLD Annual Ball 2016 which will take place exactly one month from today on 22 July!!

It’s time to start shopping around for posh gowns and dinner jackets!

Please remember that the deadline for payment is next Friday (01 July) and that you should also have let us know your menu choices by that date (please see below).


Many thanks and happy shopping!


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Norwich Legal Walk 2016 – big thank yous!

A huge “thank you” to everyone who participated in and contributed to the Norwich Legal Walk 2016 which took place on 18 April!

We are delighted to confirm that Norwich & Norfolk Junior Lawyers Division raised £146.25 for local charities, thanks to your generous donations.

We are very grateful to the Eastern Legal Support Trust for organising and managing this event which has raised over £5,600.00 overall!

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Cocktails in the Sun

We are pleased to announce that our next event wicocktailsll be drinks at Revolucion de Cuba, 7-9
Queen Street, Norwich, NR2 4SG on Thursday 30 June 2016 from 5.30pm.

This event is free and there is no need to reserve places.

Come along and join us for some cocktails in the sun (we hope!) – happy hour is from 5.00pm to 7.00pm with 2-4-1 on cocktails!

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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NNJLD Annual Ball 2016

We are delighted to announce that the Norwich and Norfolk Junior Lawyers Division Annual Ball 2016 will be taking place on Friday 22 July 2016 at the Assembly House, Theatre Street, Norwich, NR2 1RQ. Arrive at 7pm for a 7:30pm sit down meal.

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Tickets are £35.00 per person and will include the following:

  • Bubbly on arrival
  • Sit down three course meal
  • Tea/coffee and something sweet to follow
  • Complimentary bottles of wine for each table
  • Blackjack and roulette tables with complimentary fun money
  • Charity raffle and auction with all proceeds going to the Benjamin Foundation, this year’s chosen charity
  • Disco until 12am

Dress code is black tie and plus ones are welcome. If you have any seating preferences or special dietary requirements please let us know when reserving your tickets.

This event is likely to be popular and there are a limited number of tickets available (which will be sold on a first come first served basis). To reserve a ticket please send an email stating the number of tickets you wish to purchase and the names of the attendees to Carla Morphett at cmorphett@leathesprior.co.uk.

To confirm your space, payment must be made in advance by bank transfer or by handing the cash or a cheque to one of the committee members by no later than 1 July 2016.

Cheques should be made payable to “Norwich and Norfolk Junior Lawyers Division”.

Bank transfers should be made to the NNJLD Barclays bank account, details of which are available on request.

If you are making payment by bank transfer, please ensure that you give your name as the payment reference so that we can easily identify who has made the payment.

The committee members are Leon Head, Carla Morphett, Chris Brand, Sarah Eley, Ben Wild and Hannah Bayfield.


If you wish to continue the evening’s frivolities then head to Be At One for the NNJLD After Party.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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Howes Percival sponsors NNJLD for another year

Howes Percival logoWe are very pleased to announce that Howes Percival LLP will be sponsoring the Norwich and Norfolk Junior Lawyers Division once more this year. We would like to thank this elite regional law firm for its continued support which enables us to fund events for our members such as the NNJLD Annual Ball, further details of which will be released soon!

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Norwich Legal Walk

Calling all sporty (and not so sporty) members!!

The Eastern Legal Support Trust has organised the Norwich Legal Walk to raise funds for free legal advice charities helping those most in need.

The walk will take place on Monday 18 April 2016 at 5:30pm.

Commencing at the Forum, the walk will comprise 10 relatively easy-going km around Norwich with a load of other legal professionals (including solicitors, barristers and academics) and will conclude with a drinks reception at the Marble Hall.

The NNJLD has registered a team to participate and we need additional walkers and sponsorship from our members!

Come on – it’s for a great cause!!

For further information, please visit


To join the NNJLD team, please email our president, Leon Head, at


Or to sponsor the team, please go to our fundraising page:


Thank you for your support!!

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NNJLD Announces New Committee Member

We are pleased to announce that Sarah Eley of Mills & Reeve has been appointed to the NNJLD committee as the new Website and Communications Representative. The committee members are now:

President – Leon Head

Vice President – Carla Morphett

Website and Communications Representative – Sarah Eley

Social Secretary – Hannah Bayfield

Treasurer – Chris Brand

National Representative – Ben Wild

Please check out the committee page of this website to find out more about each member and feel free to get in contact with us if you have any questions.

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NNJLD Employability Event – Thursday 31 March 2016 at 5:30pm

We are pleased to announce that you are invited to join us for a FREE seminar on ‘How to Make Yourself Employable’ followed by FREE food and drinks at The Lawyer on Thursday 31 March 2016.

lawyer-pub-sign-norwichThe seminar is aimed at all division members (whether you are looking for work or not) with 10 minute talks / presentations followed by Q&A by:

  1. Our sponsors, Errington Legal (a leading legal recruiter in East Anglia) will be discussing the current legal job market, and advising on what candidates should be thinking about when they consider making a career move. They will be offering tips on how you can enhance your employability, and will of course be happy to answer any questions you may have.
  2. Jessica Piper from Ashton KCJ, and Norwich & Norfolk Law Society Trainee of the Year 2015, will be speaking on how to impress on your training contract and tips for being retained by your firm.
  3. Lisa-Marie Kennedy (Principal Associate) and Lucy Whipps (Senior Associate) from Mills & Reeve – covering what firms are looking for in junior candidates including how to impress on paper and at interview.

The event is designed to enhance members skill set in terms of employability, inform them of current trends in the market and how you can make yourself stand out from the rest.

The seminar will be held at Mills & Reeve, 1 St James Court, Whitefriars, Norwich NR3 1RU starting at 5:30pm and will last for no longer than 1 hour. We will then head to The Lawyer for some refreshments where the speakers will be present.

This event is likely to be popular and there are a limited number of spaces available (which will be allocated on a first come first serve basis). To reserve a place, please email Leon Head at leon.head@howespercival.com by no later than Friday 18 March 2016.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

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