NJLD - Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division

What We Do

In October 2008 the Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division (NJLD) was launched and replaced the Nottinghamshire Trainee Solicitors Group and Nottinghamshire Young Solicitors Group.

The Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division (NJLD) represents and promotes the interests of junior lawyers in Nottinghamshire on the local Law Society Committee, at the National Junior Lawyers Division and throughout the local business community.

We aim to provide a social, networking and supportive role for all young lawyers in the region. The NJLD helps to promote our city as a vibrant legal centre, offering a good quality of life for local lawyers, and will help the city’s young lawyers to cross network to other firms and chambers by promoting their own brand values.

Who Are We?

The committee is made up of 16 NJLD members and spans a broad cross section of the Nottinghamshire legal market from large commercial firms to smaller local firms and niche markets.

Law Society Links

We work closely with Nottinghamshire Law Society and often negotiate discounted rates for their events for our members.

Our Events

We organise a wide range of events for members throughout the year. These include

  • seminars which attract non-accredited CPD points on “How to Network” and “How to improve your CV”

  • the President’s Cup, an essay based competition

  • the Hammond Cup, an annual advocacy competition which is open to Trainees

  • the Judicial Shadowing Scheme, a chance to see what happens on the other side of the bench

  • networking events with the RICS Matrics (surveyors) and NCASS (accountants) to help market your Firm create stronger relationships and networking opportunities with other professionals during your career development

  • work experience exchange programmes run through the Nottinghamshire Law Society with our twinned cities of Karlsruhe in Germany and Ghent in Belgium

  • sporting events such as Football, Netball, Cricket and Touch Rugby

  • the Elections for the new NJLD Committee

  • social events such as drinks evenings, Shelter Quiz, the NJLD Annual Ball and much more

NJLD members can also enjoy national Junior Lawyer Division benefits which include discounts with TM Lewin, Hertz car hire and Hiscox home insurance which can be found at http://communities.lawsociety.org.uk/junior-lawyers/jld-community/

Who Can Join?

Membership is open to young lawyers from Nottinghamshire and costs:

£10 per LLB/GDL/LPC/BPTC Student

£20 per Trainee/Pupil; Paralegal; Solicitors up to 5 years PQE and Barristers up to 5 years call

The Membership year runs from 1st September to 31st August.

How Do I Join?

To join all you have to do is download and fill out a membership form (Download membership form here) and send them both to our Membership Secretary Jessica Jesson (address details below).

Please note that your Firm/Chambers may have a policy of paying your subscription fee.

Please send your signed cheque made payable to ‘Nottinghamshire JLD’ and completed membership form to:

Jessica Jesson
NJLD Membership Secretary
c/o Eversheds-Sutherland

Water Court, 116-118 Canal Street, Nottingham NG1 7HF

DX: 10031 Nottingham
E-mail: jessicajesson@eversheds-sutherland.com

And Finally...

Please help us to ensure that NJLD has a large and active membership by signing up. If you have any ideas or suggestions on what we can do for you, please feel free to drop me an email. Andrew.Dennis@gateleylegal.com 
Andrew Dennis Chair, Nottinghamshire Junior Lawyers Division