Annual Dinner 2018

Details

Date: Thursday 1st November, 2018

Time: 6.45pm for 7.30pm

Venue:
Cunard House,
Cunard Building,
The Strand,
Liverpool, L3 1DS UK.

Event Code: S4159

Description

Calling all members of Liverpool Law Society…celebrate being part of a strong, proud and vibrant legal profession at the Society’s 191st Annual Dinner.

The Liverpool City Region legal services sector is well-established and thriving. Lawyers deliver first class advice for clients around the country and internationally in a wide range of speclialist areas of practice. This is something to be celebrated.

We are delighted to announce

Paul Smith, Executive Director of Liverpool Biennial,

will be a guest speaker at the 2018 Annual Dinner. He joins

The Rt Hon Sir Geoffrey Vos
Chancellor of the High Court

Sir Geoffrey was appointed Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales on 24 October 2016. He holds responsibility for the conduct of business in the Business and Property Courts. In February 2018 the Chancellor was present at the opening of the Business and Property Court in Liverpool at which he said “There are some very important advantages of bringing together the Commercial Court, the Technology and Construction Court and the courts of the Chancery Division…No case will be too big to be tried in Liverpool….Liverpool has a proud legal history. At one time, its courts resolved some of the biggest and most significant maritime, commodities and trade disputes. We can once again provide state of the art business dispute resolution to Liverpool’s thriving commercial centre and its supporting legal community.”

Members are invited to book places at Liverpool Law Society’s flagship event on 1st November, hosted by the President Nina Ferris.  Attending the Dinner is a chance for members of Liverpool Law Society – the region’s legal community – to come together, to network and make new contacts.

Ticket price includes a welcome drink on arrival followed by a three course meal, coffee & mints.

To book a table/place, please complete the booking form via the link below. A table of 10 is £800 + VAT (£960 inc vat). Individual reservations £80 + VAT (£96 inc vat).  Please note, this event is for members of Liverpool Law Society and their guests.

Limited tickets available for Merseyside Junior Lawyers Division members for £45 + VAT (£54 inc. vat) per person.

Dress code: Black Tie

Speaker Biographies

Sir Geoffrey was appointed Chancellor of the High Court of England and Wales on 24 October 2016. He holds responsibility for the conduct of business in the Business and Property Courts. Prior to this role, he was appointed a Lord Justice of Appeal in 2013 and acted as President of the European Network of Councils for the Judiciary from June 2014 to June 2016. He was appointed a Justice of the High Court in October 2009. He sat as a judge internationally, in the Courts of Appeal of Jersey and Guernsey between 2005 and 2009, and in the Court of Appeal of the Cayman Islands between 2008 and 2009, having begun his judicial career as a deputy High Court Judge in 1999.

He was the Chairman of the Chancery Bar Association from 1999 to 2001 and of the Bar Council in 2007, having taken silk (QC) in 1993 after a career practising at the Chancery-Commercial bar, both domestically and internationally.

He is editor of the White Book.

Prices

Individual £80.00
Table £800.00
Note: 20% VAT added at checkout