Welcome To The Norwich and Norfolk JLD Website

Sponsored By

Errington Legal

Here to offer advice and guidance to legal professionals in Norwich and East Anglia

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

http://www.elst.org.uk/norwich-legal-walk.html

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

leon.head@howespercival.com

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

https://mydonate.bt.com/fundraisers/norwichandnorfolkjldteam

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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NNJLD Committee Position Available

We are pleased to announce that the Norwich and Norfolk Junior Lawyers Division (NNJLD) is looking for a new Website and Communications Representative, so if you’re interested in representing Junior Lawyers in the Norwich and Norfolk area, we’d love to hear from you!

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Your main responsibilities will be to maintain the mailing list, advertise upcoming events via email, update the website and post content on our social media pages (Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn). As the role is IT based, previous experience working with websites and social media is desirable, but by no means essential as support and guidance will be given. Additional duties will include attending committee meetings and providing general support to the rest of the committee.

This is an excellent opportunity to boost your CV and network with other lawyers in the region. Continue reading

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Cheese & Wine Tasting @ The Wine Cellar – Thursday 3 March 2016 at 6pm

We are pleased to announce that the next JLD event to take place this year is going to be a Cheese & Wine Tasting Evening at The Wine Cellar, 8 Guildhall Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JG on Thursday 3 March 2016.  Arrive at 5:30pm for a 6pm start.

wine-cheese-12Tickets are only £10 per person which will include samples of wine (red, white and rose) from all around the world and a selection of cheese boards, olive boards and nibbles.

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 serve basis). To reserve a place please email Hannah Bayfield at Hannah-Bayfield@birketts.co.uk

To confirm your space, payment must be made in advance on or before 25th February 2016 by bank transfer or by handing the cash or a cheque to one of the Committee members.

Continue reading

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Cheese & Wine Tasting @ The Wine Cellar – Thursday 3 March 2016

We are pleased to announce that the
next wine-cheese-12JLD event to take place this year is going to be a Cheese & Wine Tasting Evening at The Wine Cellar, 8 Guildhall Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JG on Thursday 3 March 2016.

More details to follow so watch this space!

 

 

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NNJLD Announces New Committee Member

We are pleased to announce that Hannah Bayfield of Birketts has been appointed to the NNJLD committee as the new Social Secretary. The committee members are now:

President – Leon Head

Vice President – Danielle Mutter

Vice President – Kirsty Armstrong

Website and Communications Representative – Carla Morphett

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 Committee Position Available

We are pleased to announce that the Norwich and Norfolk Junior Lawyers Division (NNJLD) is looking for a new Social Secretary, so if you’re interested in representing Junior Lawyers in the Norwich and Norfolk area, we’d love to hear from you!

DESCRIPTION OF POSITION

Social Secretary

Your main responsibilities will be to organise the various JLD social events throughout the year.  These include the Christmas Quiz, an event in or around February, assisting the Vice President with organising the NNJLD Annual Ball and a further event in or around September.  Previous experience coordinating and organising social events is desirable, but by no means essential as support and guidance will be given. Additional duties will include attending committee meetings and providing general support to the rest of the committee.

This is an excellent opportunity to boost your CV and network with other lawyers in the region. Continue reading

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Cocktail Masterclass @ The Library – Thursday 1 October 6:30pm

cocktailsWe are pleased to announce that the next NNJLD event to take place this year is going to be a Cocktail Masterclass at The Library, 4A Guildhall Hill, Norwich, NR2 1JH on Thursday 1 October. Arrive anytime from 5:00pm for a 6:30pm start.

Tickets are only £10 per person which will include a hands-on cocktail making demonstration and two drinks vouchers for each attendee which will be redeemable at the bar.

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 place please email 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.

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 can you 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, Kirsty Armstrong, Danielle Mutter, Naomi Newell, Chris Brand, Carla Morphett and Ben Wild.

We look forward to seeing you all there!

 

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NNJLD Receive Thanks for Sponsoring Nelson’s Journey

We are very pleased to receive this letter of NNJLD - 13.08.2015-1thanks from Nelson’s Journey for raising an incredible £510.00 at the NNJLD Annual Ball 2015.

We would like to thank those that attended the ball and contributed to this magnificent cause by participating in the raffle.

Special thanks to Danielle Mutter and Kirsty Armstrong for organising the event, the local businesses for donating prizes for the raffle, Eleanor Sidgwick for purchasing the Royal Norfolk Show (Corporate Hospitality) tickets and to our sponsors Howes Percival LLP, Mills & Reeve LLP and Errington Legal.

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