Legal Charities Garden Party
Some will do anything for charity. And for the Legal Charities Garden Party the weather called a brief truce in its apocalyptic assault on the legal community’s favourite lawns, allowing a record number of lawyers to turn out to support six legal charities - SBA The Solicitors Charity, the Barristers Benevolent Association, the Institute of Barristers Clerks Benevolent Fund, the United Law Clerks Society, the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives Benevolent Fund and LawCare.
Last night for a few hours on Lincoln’s Inn north lawn, as jazz and steel bands played, guests could discuss death with Gazette columnist Joshua Rozenberg, chat to Clive Anderson about lawyers in adverts, ask the senior partner of Edwin Coe how he broke his leg, hear about the charities’ latest plans - or just catch up with old friends.
The Legal Charities Garden Party was founded by the City of Westminster and Holborn Law Society in 1968 to fundraise for lawyers in need and their dependents. All proceeds go to six charities. The sponsors were Global BPO and Temple Legal, and the garden party was promoted by Melissa Davis of MD Communications. The Gazette is the event’s media sponsor - send us your stories from the evening (email@example.com).
SBA (l-r): Richard Debenham, Jane Anderson, Timothy Cuthbertson, TV personality Clive Anderson, Christl Hughes, Stephen McCann, Sally Williams, Tim Martin
Left to right: Mark Savill, Lyons Davidson, Peter Clements, Global BPO, James Holder, Global BPO, Edward Hoare, Goodman Derrick LLPRichard Turner, OMC Partners, David Ellis, OMC Partners, Alex Dermanis, Global BPO
Law Society chief executive Desmond Hudson and vice-president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff
Melissa Davis, Rob Wilks and Jeff Brattan Wilson
Law Society Gazette (l-r): Eduardo Reyes, Emma Maule, Paul Rogerson, Catherine Baksi, John Hyde
Hunters Solicitors (l-r): Chloe Vernon, Paul Almy, Alexandra Hill and Gethen Sasanow
Kyri Argyropoulos and Laura Tans
Sarah Blundred and David Greene
Old Square Chambers (l-r): Claire O'Grady (PA to head of admin), Stacey Knowles (receptionist), Georgina Gills (junior clerk) and Natasha Kelly (events manager and PA to senior clerk)
Law Society (l-r): chief executive Desmond Hudson, vice-president Lucy Scott-Moncrieff and head of communications Graham Capper
(l-r) Mark Savill, Melissa Davis, Nick Fluck and Joshua Rozenberg
Clive Anderson draws the raffle
(l-r) Aoife Cantillon, Sophia Ajdan and Claire Allan from Child & Child; Ellodie Gibbons and Rebecca Cattermole from Tanfield Chambers
West London Law Society (l-r): Shehani De Alwis, Eden Cocks, Warren Moores, Matthew Humphreys, Nehal Vasani, Andrew Wainwright, Shona Perkins, Michael Nathan, Michael Franks and Frances Low
West London Law Society (l-r): Nehal Vasani, Shona Perkins, Frankie Goodman (recent unsung hero award) and Andy Land
(l-r) Coral Hill, College of Law; Tudor Griffiths, CJ Jones Solicitors; Jane Craig, Manches; Chris Jones, CJ Jones Solicitors
(l-r) Michael Gillman, TV personality Clive Anderson, Graham Camps and Phyllida Wilson