Events archive

  • West London Law Society Christmas Party 2016

    Venue: The Law Society, 113 Chancery Lane

    Sponsors: AESTIMA, PIB Insurance, PSG Searches       Donors: Grand Union (Bar) - The Grange Hotel - Hammicks - The Fable (bar) - TM Lewin - Claudia Fallah

     

    Event Date: 30th November 6.30 pm

    Join us for free bar, buffet and charity raffle courtesy of our generous sponsors.

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  • Cyber Crime: the risks for solicitors and how to avoid them

    Venue: 36 Bedford Row WC1R 4JH

    Event Date: 24th November 2016 - 6pm for 6.30 (start with drinks, and canapes after the event)

    Cyber fraud and crime are key concerns in today's legal practice. For criminal practitioners cybercrime is the future - organised crime, online fraud, commercial espionage, sabotage and cyber stalking but what does it mean for the rest of us?

    What are the effects of cybercrime on businesses, SME’s, private clients and mixed practice pratitioners? For example, has a Computer Misuse offence been committed in your Family, Employment or Civil case?Learn what your firm’s PI Policy actually covers, common causes of cyber claims and how this will affect the PI market in the next few years. Find out about methods used by fraudsters to target client money and understand some key preventative measures you can take to safeguard your clients, your business and your reputation. An analysis of what offences are being committed and how. Who are the cybercriminals, who are the targets, what are the motivations and what outcomesdo they seek? Hear about the scale of the problem and its exponential growth.

    Speakers include William Harbage QC, Kevin Barry and Sarah Gaunt from the Serious and Complex Crime department at the 36 Group. Scott Thorne from Miller Insurance and Lloyds Bank.

    Space is limited so please book early.

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  • “Asteroid Mining - Gold Rush or Going Bust”

    A look at the legal and other aspects of Asteroid Mining – a sequel to “Who Owns the Moon”

    Venue: 2nd Floor Burwood House 14-16 Caxton Street London SW1H 0QY

    A talk by Michael Morris Franks LLB, FBIS

    Event Date: 5th October 2016 Time 6.30

    A sequel to his fascinating talk last year, Michael will take a look at the current law on this subject, including the "Outer Space Treaty", the “Moon Treaty" and the “US Commercial Space Launch Competitiveness Act 2015", and the possible conflicts between these treaties and legislation. He will also review the Government of Luxembourg’s proposed legal framework, and look at the companies which are preparing to carry out Asteroid Mining as private entrepreneurs develop spacecraft capable of reaching low earth orbit and beyond.

    The talk will consider private international law and the jurisprudential theories of ownership to assist you in giving your certificate of competence to the SRA. Refreshments will be provided and the talk will be free to members and guests of West London Law Society and City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society. Space is limited so please book early.

    This will be an event in World in Space Week which is a week designated by the United Nations to celebrate each year at international level the contributions of space science and technology to the betterment of the human condition

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  • Annual Dinner

    Venue: The Royal Air Force Club, 128 Piccadilly London W1J 7PY

    Principal Guest: Sir Ivan Lawrence QC

    Event Date: 29th September 2016 6:30pm

    We are delighted that Sir Ivan Lawrence QC, author of My Life of Crime , will be our main guest and speaker. Sir Ivan is one of the most experienced and charismatic QC's at the criminal bar today, and has won a considerable reputation, mainly as a defender, in some of the UK's most notorious cases. His practice has also taken him to The Hague in a mass murder war crimes trial. As an MP for 23 years, Sir Ivan was heavily involved in improvements to criminal justice, whilst continuing his practice in the criminal courts, and also sat regularly as a Recorder in London. 

    We hope that you, your colleagues and guests will join us for an enjoyable and memorable evening.  Each attendee will receive a pre-dinner drink and three-course dinner with wine. Further details to follow shortly.

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  • The Modern Family: The Law on Surrogacy and Same Sex Families

    Venue: 36 Bedford Row London WC1R 4JH

    Speakers: Hannah Markhan QC, Martin Kingerley and Marisa Allman

    Event Date: 30th June 2016 6pm for 6.30pm start

    As families and their dynamics evolve, the law surrounding surrogacy and same sex families is becoming ever more relevant. Martin Kingerley and Marisa Allman of The 36 Group will take you through a whistle stop tour of this interesting, complex and ever changing area of family law. Space is limited so please book early.

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  • Proceeds of Crime Seminar

    Venue: 84-84 St Martins Lane, Covent Garden, London, WC2N 4AG

    Event Date: 5th May 2016 6:30pm

    This has been organised in conjunction with 5 Paper Buildings who have supplied the speakers. The event is free, but we do ask that you confirm your attendance by registering. Should anyone have any difficulty registering via Eventbrite or have any other queries, please contact Jennifer Richardson at jennifer.richardson@blackfords.com who will be pleased to assist.

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  • Presidents & Secretaries Conference

    Venue: The Law Society

    Event Date: 6th & 7th May 2016

    The Law Society’s annual Presidents and Secretaries conference takes place on Friday 6th and Saturday 7th May at the Law Society’s building in Chancery Lane, London. This flagship event will incorporate a varied mix of plenary and breakout sessions ensuring delegates are offered the opportunity to discuss common challenges, share experiences and hear practical tips from both their peers and expert speakers.

    Great care has been taken to create a programme which recognises the different challenges each local law society face. As a result, the 2016 programme includes additional workshop sessions allowing delegates to attend more sessions relevant to their needs. Local law society Presidents and Honorary Secretaries are invited: if either are not able to attend a suitable committee member is very welcome to attend in their place.

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  • London Legal Charities Walk

    Venue: TBC

    Event Date: 16th May 2016 4:30pm

    A 10km charity fundraising walk in central London. No entry fee but we do ask every walker to raise as much sponsorship as they can. All funds raised will support free legal advice charities in London and the South East.

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  • Legal Charities’ Garden Party

    Venue: Grays Inn, London

    Event Date: 16th June 2016 6.00pm

    Enjoy an evening in the beautiful surroundings of Gray's Inn, networking, catching up with old friends and perhaps meeting new one.

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