Michelle's Message


Written By: Michelle Taylor
Edition: June 2019

Spreading our NLS Wings….

This month has certainly seen Nottinghamshire Law Society spread their wings across the waters with international relations, firstly welcoming 12 Latin American Junior Lawyers to the City, followed by our annual ‘Twinning Weekend’ with our international friends at Karlsruhe.

I was fortunate to join the group of Latin American visitors after lunch at George's Restaurant, heading on to the National Justice Museum, where we were welcomed by His Honour Jonathan Teare, the High Sheriff of Nottingham.

Social media accounts were full of all the pictures from both the Latin American visit and the Karlsruhe weekend. Even though I wasn’t present at the weekend, I felt fully included.


This summer also sees Nottinghamshire open its door to welcome the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019.  The city has an amazing buzz as we watch the public take their seats in the Old Market Square to watch the all the ‘live’ action on the big screen. #EnglandCricket

A new year has started with the events calendar, and once again we would like to spread our wings over the county, hoping that you will all take a minute to step from behind the desk and join us at a social networking event this year and in particular, this summer.

  • Summer Social @ Stratstone 'Across the Professions'

The first event is to be held on 25th June at Stratstone Land Rover in conjunction with the ICAEW and CIOT.  We held a similar event last year at Greypaul Maserati and it was a great success, not only from a fundraising point of view for the Nottinghamshire Hospice, but also from a networking perspective across the professions.

This year we are fundraising for the Lincs & Notts Air Ambulance – so please come along and help us #makeadifference.

NLS are pleased to create these opportunities for our members to network with fellow professionals of all industries.  If you would like to attend this event, visit our events page ‘Summer Social @ Stratstone’.

The event is being sponsored by a group of sponsors from ICAEW, CIOT & of course NLS.  We are proud to announce Ginger Root Print & Design are our official event sponsors for the day. ICAEW sponsors are Brewin Dolphin and the sponsors for CIOT are TBAT Innovation and Alex Kaye Recruitment.


  • Networking Lunches

The first networking lunch of the year will be at Newark, to be held at 'Ann Et Vin' on Tuesday 9th July from 12 noon onwards.  Full details on how to book into the lunch are to be found on the website - Newark Networking Lunch

The Newark lunch is kindly sponsored by Severn Trent Water Searches - thank you!

We also propose to hold a networking lunch in Nottingham & Mansfield.   If you have any suggestions of venues, please drop me a line, I am always keen to hear of good places to go!

Full details of the lunches will be launched in the September Bulletin.

What else have we planned for the year….

  • Annual Beer Festival - Friday 27th September 2019

The Beer Festival is in the beginning stages of planning now, after a successful event at The Castle Pub in 2018. We are hoping to re-create the same event – watch this space for more details in the July Bulletin.

    We are always keen to hear what we can provide as a Society for you the members – this could include ideas from seminar talks, courses, to networking events or even something completely new!

    If you have any ideas that you wish to share, then please drop me a line at michelle.taylor@nottslawsoc.org

    We have a great membership, and we can continue to build on our success as a local Law Society if we all work together and listen to what you the members require.  Most importantly though, we need you to support the events that your local law society provides!

    #makeithappen #makeadifference

    Best wishes,

    Michelle