D&DLS Annual Dinner 27th April 2018


Another year – another Dinner – hopefully enjoyed by all those almost 200 guests who attended.

President Simon Stevens welcomed guests including the High Sheriff, two Circuit Judges, two criminal District Judges and representatives from other professional bodies and local law societies.

We were pleased this year to welcome our old friends and Gold Patrons the University of Derby and Severn Trent Searches and new friends, a lively group of Barristers from Bank House Chambers in Sheffield, who were our generous Dinner sponsors. One website tells me that the collective noun for a group of Barristers is a “boast” and that seems appropriate somehow!

Proceedings moved on quickly and the whole atmosphere was lively as the local profession gathered together to congratulate itself on surviving another year and swap gossip.

Following the meal President Simon welcomed everyone with a short speech and a summary of his year in office. We were then entertained by Phil Heath. His speech will make for a memorable Dinner and we all know as much as we will ever need to know about British Standards.

The disco started promptly at 10.30pm and the Derby Junior Lawyers hit the dance floor and were soon joined by more enthusiastic dancers showing off their moves. In fact, I hear that a couple of our lady Solicitors rediscovered their youth to such an extent that they hit the bright lights of Derby City following our event and crawled to bed at 3am – really!!

Thanks to our Gold Patrons:

  • University of Derby
  • Severn Trent Searches - a part of Severn Trent

And our Dinner Sponsors:

  • Bank House Chambers