Held at the four-star Queens Hotel in the heart of Leeds, the Leeds Law Society’s flagship event saw a coming together of over 250 legal professionals from a good mix of firms such as Gateley, Schofield Sweeney, Ward Hadaway, Tyr Law, Knights, and Rradar. We gathered to enjoy an evening of acclaimed guests, fun, light entertainment and in addition to raise funds for the event’s charity partner, Child Friendly Leeds. It’s a great opportunity to catch up with Leeds lawyers and solicitors and to show our support for the local legal community.
Originally a record sell-out event with a waiting list, predictably coronavirus fears sparked significant cancellations but it was still a good turnout. The 55 extra bottles of wine found good homes on the tables and we made the most of the evening. After the toasts and speeches, guests enjoyed a sumptuous three-course dinner. Once the evening’s formal proceedings were closed, it was time for entertainment, magician on hand, a judiciary band, and networking.
The events charity was Child Friendly Leeds, an organisation whose ambition is for Leeds to be the best city for all children and young people to grow up in. Their ambassadors promote this vision through their networks and social media platforms, listen to the voices of children, young people and families, and use feedback to improve their practice and/or services. The generosity of the evening’s guests helped the event to raise funds for the charity.
As ever, it was great to see the Yorkshire legal community coming together to support a good cause and to enjoy socialising with their fellow professionals. Given the turnout and the sentiments of the speakers it is clear that Leeds has a bright future – let’s take a moment and celebrate this!
Brooke Thornham Consulting will hope to be there again next year, and fingers crossed the world will be in a better state of health. To our guests who cancelled – you were missed but we’ll invite you next time; and to those who came along with us we hope you enjoyed your evening.
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