NJLD News February 2020

Written By: Andrew Dennis
Edition: February 2020

This is my first bulletin as Chair of the NJLD for 2020. It is a real honour to have been elected for the forthcoming year and I am very excited about the next 12 months. Behind the scenes, our new Committee are busy organising events and activities for our junior lawyers across the region, and further details will be released shortly.

On a personal note, I’d like to thank Jay Singh, the chair for 2019, for all his hard work during the previous 12 months, and our new Committee (in advance) for their ongoing efforts, as they regularly give up their spare time for the local legal community for free, and I look forward to working with them during 2020.

Finally, I am pleased to continue the NJLD’s excellent relationship with our sponsors for 2020, as without their extremely kind sponsorship, we certainly wouldn't be able to host the events we do.


“New Year Drinks” Event

On 23rd January 2020, the NJLD hosted its first event of the year, which was our annual “New Year Drinks” at the Roxy Ballroom in Hockley. Jessica Silvers from Family Law Group did a fantastic job in organising the event and I am sure that those 33 members who attended will agree that the event was a success and had a good time.



This is a polite reminder that we are always looking for new members to boost the NJLD throughout the region. Sign up now so that you don't miss out on everything that the NJLD has to offer during 2020.

We would politely encourage local firms to contribute towards their staff members' costs, as the NJLD is an excellent networking opportunity and allows members to build relationships which we hope will thrive, both now and in the future.

Should you be interested in joining the NJLD or have any questions in respect of membership, please do not hesitate to contact our membership secretary, Jessica Jesson, via JessicaJesson@eversheds-sutherland.com.  Alternatively, please contact myself on Andrew.dennis@gateleylegal.com.

If your firm, chamber or company has placement students, Paralegals, Pupil Barristers, Trainees or newly qualified Solicitors / recently called Barristers (up to 5 years PQE/BPTC) then consider the benefits that the NJLD's educational, professional, social and sporting networks can offer them.  For further information please see the NJLD Webpage https://www.nottslawsoc.org/about-njld

Coming Soon…

Please keep your eyes peeled for the next NJLD event, which is a career talk delivered and sponsored by Bygott Biggs.

This event is scheduled for 20th February 2020 and will take place at Baresca in the Lace Market. Further details will be revealed in due course, so stay tuned!


Should you have any questions in relation to this bulletin, please do not hesitate to contact me via Andrew.dennis@gateleylegal.com.


All the best,

Andrew Dennis

Chair NJLD 2019-2020