It has been an incredibly busy few months since the last Bulletin, both in my role as a family solicitor and as president.
I am very lucky to be supported by great colleagues and the fabulous Julia. However, like most, my job would be much more difficult without an ever-increasing use of technology. Whether that is the use of e-bundles at Court, voice recognition for typing, or any of the other new systems and tools that we now have at our disposal. But how can we best utilise these tools to ensure we stay ahead of the game and deliver the best possible service to clients? In July this year, Christina Blacklaws became the 174th president of the Law Society of England and Wales. In her inaugural speech Christina spoke at length about the future of law and legal technology so what better person to come and discuss her thoughts and ideas with us. Christina has kindly agreed to come and talk to us about her ideas on 7 February 2019. If you would like to attend, please get in touch.
1. Lawyer of the Year: more than 5 years PQE;
2. Junior Lawyer of the Year;
3. Small Firm of the Year; and
4. Large Firm of the Year.
The nomination forms and further details will be provided in the next Bulletin and the winners will be announced at the annual dinner on 26 April 2019.
There has already been a positive response to my plea for cyclists also but there is always room for a few more, so if you are interested in helping to raise money for the Derbyshire Children’s Holiday Centre, please get in touch. The cycle is planned for 29 March and I will shortly be arranging a meeting for all those who have already got in touch to discuss the details further.
Finally, the Committee and I would also like to invite you all for a drink or two on Wednesday 5th December 2018 at the Pitcher and Piano, Friargate from 5:30pm.