CLS AGM and Members’ Dinner held on Friday 17 November 2017 photographs

The Society’s 134th AGM and Members’ Dinner took place on Friday 17th November at the Headland Hotel, Newquay.  67 people attended the dinner including sponsors.

 

 

 

 

President Lucy Theobald welcomed her Top Table guests at the pre-dinner drinks reception

Steven Clemence, President of the Insurance Institute of Plymouth & Cornwall

 

Past President Anthony Earl with X-Press Legal Services representatives, James and Liz Feguson

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past President, Sir Anthony Holland talks to fellow Past Presidents

 

Senior Vice President of Bristol Law Society, Nick Lee shares a joke with Matt Still one of the representatives of sponsor, Brewin Dolphin

 

 

 

 

 

Helen Davies, Past President of the Society and Council Member of the Law Society received a gift from the Society by way of thanks for all her hard work over the past 22 years

 

 

(facing the camera) newly appointed Vice President of Cornwall Law Society for 2017-2018, Fred Howell (Howell Hylton Ltd)

District Judge Paul Mitchell

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Honorary Secretary of Cornwall Law Society, Zoe Lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Past President, Elise Alma (Coodes LLP)

Representatives from sponsors, DPS Software, Sami Ahmed and Ben Oddy

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

after a little bit of difficulty, Lucy hands over the Chain of Office to John Whiting

 

CLS AGM and Members’ Dinner held on Friday 25 November 2016 photographs

The Society’s AGM and Members’ Dinner took place on Friday 25th November at the Hotel Bristol, Newquay.  Approximately 60 people attended and from the smiling faces that can be seen in the photographs below, those present enjoyed themselves.

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The Law Society’s Deputy Vice President, Christina Blacklaws chats with Lucy Theobald, Anthony Earl and Zoe Lock

 

 

 

Past Presidents and Committee members entertained guests of the Society at the pre-dinner drinks reception.

District Judge Paul Mitchell

District Judge Paul Mitchell

 

 

 

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(from the left) Gary Lightwood (Vice President, Bristol Law Society), Mike Gupwell (President, ASWLS), Paul Stephens (Past President, CLS) and Mark Roome (President, DASLS)

 

 

 

Sir Anthony Holland (Past President of The Law Society and Cornwall Law Society)

Sir Anthony Holland (Past President of The Law Society and Cornwall Law Society)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Tania Edwards (Head of Sales - South West) for Conveyancing Data Services.

Tania Edwards (Head of Sales – South West) for Conveyancing Data Services chats to Alan Butterfield (Past President)

Conveyancing Data Services and Magdalen Chambers, Exeter were sponsors of the event

Pakeeza Rahman (Barrister with Magdalen Chambers) with Russell Inglis speaking to Zoe Lock

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Anthony Earl and Christina Blacklaws presented Certificates of Achievement to newly qualified lawyers

Catherine Wadland

Catherine Wadland of Gard & Co

 

 

 

Gary White of Coodes

Gary White of Coodes

 

 

 

 

Rebecca Stanbury of Ralph & Co

Rebecca Stanbury of Ralph & Co

 

 

 

 

 

 

President Sue Williams, Plymouth Law Society

Top Table guests, President Sue Williams of Plymouth Law Society and Gary Lightwood

 

 

At dinner..

Charles Hulley (Past President) and Paul Stephens

Charles Hulley and Paul Stephens seated at the Past Presidents’ table

 

 

 

 

Ian Taylor one of several people attending from Coodes

Ian Taylor one of several people attending from Coodes

 

 

 

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Jeremy Harvey and Julian Tyson of Coodes

 

 

 

 

 

(from the left) Nigel Fenton of Braydilks shares a table with Ben Curnow and Charlotte Ward (retiring co-chairs of the Junior Lawyer Division)

(from the left) Alistair Pilling of Alistair Pilling Solicitors and Nigel Fenton of Braydilks share a table with Ben Curnow and Charlotte Ward (retiring co-chairs of the Junior Lawyer Division)

 

Elliott Wood (new co-chair of the Junior Lawyers Division)

Elliott Wood (new co-chair of the Junior Lawyers Division)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Annual Dinner 2016 photographs

Cornwall Law Society’s Annual Dinner was a great success and many have sent their thanks to Anthony Earl.

Below are a few photographs taken on the night.  If you were at the Annual Dinner and would like to see other photographs taken, please email me and I will give you the necessary information to view the photos.

Top Table Guests

Top Table Guests – (from left to right) Tim Smart (Chairman, RICS Cornwall Local Association), Paul Dunkels QC (Guest Speaker), Colonel Edward Bolitho OBE (Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall), Anthony Earl (President, Cornwall Law Society), Jo Morgan (Chair, Cornwall Branch CILEx), Andrew Allen (Partner, Francis Clark Accountants) Councillor Mary May (Vice Chairman, Cornwall Council) Richard Thomas (President ICAEW Chartered Accountants) District Judge Paul Mitchell

Paul Dunkels QC, CLS President Anthony Earl and Andrew Allen

Paul Dunkels QC, CLS President Anthony Earl and Andrew Allen

Colonel Edward Bolitho (Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall) chatting with Jo Morgan and Richard Thomas

Colonel Edward Bolitho (Lord-Lieutenant of Cornwall) chatting with Jo Morgan and Richard Thomas

Councillor Mary May talking to Tim Smart

Councillor Mary May talking to Tim Smart

Coodes table

Coodes table

Earl & Crocker table

Earl & Crocker table

CLS Vice President Lucy Theobald

CLS Vice President Lucy Theobald

Past Presidents - Mark Chanter, Charles Hulley, Alan Butterfield (with his wife Mavis) Bob Foulkes (and his wife Frances), Shelagh Mitchell, Zoe Lock, Margot Colgan and Lucy Theobald

Past Presidents – Mark Chanter, Charles Hulley, Alan Butterfield (with his wife Mavis) Bob Foulkes (and his wife Frances), Shelagh Mitchell, Zoe Lock, Margot Colgan and Lucy Theobald

Peters Langsford Davies table

Peters Langsford Davies table

Guests of John Whiting & Co

Guests of John Whiting & Co

CLS Honorary Secretary & Treasurer, Zoe Lock

CLS Honorary Secretary & Treasurer, Zoe Lock

14 April 2016 (2.00-5.15pm) – Employment Seminar (presented by members of Magdalen Chambers, Exeter)

This half day seminar will be presented by members of Magdalen Chambers, Exeter.  The Employment Team are highly regarded nationally with extensive experience undertaking a wide variety of contentious and non-contentious work on behalf of employers and employees alike.
This half day session will provide delegates with an overview of the Transfer of Undertakings (Protection of Employment) (“TUPE”) together with a useful update during the Hotspots session

The programme is:

  • 2.00 – 3.30pm
    TUPE
    Nigel Moore and James Bax

    • What is a transfer?
    • Who transfers?
    • Unfair dismissal
    • Changing Terms and Conditions
    • Consultation

3.30 – 3.45pm – Refreshments

  • 3.45 – 4.15pm
    Hotspots

    Sarah Hornblower
    Interesting recent developments which include vicarious liability, holiday pay, working time and penalties.
  • 4.15 – 5.15pm
    Question & Answer session
    Nigel Moore, James Bax and Sarah Hornblower

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Wednesday, 24 February 2016 (1.15am-4.30pm) – Residential NRB unravelled and Incapacitated Trustees, Executors & Attorneys with Gill Steel

Residential Nil Rate Band unravelled:

Aims:
To explore the detail of the Residential Nil Rate Band which comes into effect from April 2017 and consider the potential problems for clients with its application

Incapacitated Trustees, executors and attorneys:

Aims:
To discuss with practitioners, the modern problem of older people holding office when  no longer capable to fulfil their duties and how to manage any transition from their involvement as trustee, executor or attorney
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Monday, 30 November 2015 (9.45am-1.00pm) – SRA Accounts Rules Update with Jason Mitchell (Francis Clark)

This seminar will be of assistance to both junior and senior legal cashiers in developing and maintaining awareness of the SRA Accounts Rules 2011.

Key topics will include:

  • Overview of principles, responsibilities , key definitions, accounting systems and procedures
  • Update on the changes to the SRA Accounts Rules 2011
  • Coverage of the key SRA Accounts Rules 2011
  • Reporting to the SRA and update on the annual Accounts Report
  • Quiz
  • Current issues/problem areas
  • Common VAT issues for legal firms

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Commercial Chambers: Brand new set opens in Bristol

The South West now has its first truly specialised set of barristers chambers – Commercial Chambers!

Andrew-Marsden-300x243Commercial Chambers was established earlier this year by Andrew Marsden. He was a former solicitor with Freshfields and for the last 20 years has been a specialist corporate and commercial barrister. He is ranked in Chambers 100 as one of the top barristers in the country which marks him out as one of the very best in his field.

Andrew explains that: “what Commercial Chambers offers is genuinely specialist and expert advice on company, partnership, agency and contractual matters at reasonable and transparent cost”.

Commercial Chambers offers this through a somewhat different model to that traditionally adopted by barristers. It is thoroughly modern in its approach. It has done away with the old clerking system and gives its clients and their solicitors immediate and direct access to their barrister. It has dispensed with expensive, under utilised office premises and replaced them with a highly efficient centre of operations conveniently located immediately adjacent to the Bristol Civil Justice Centre. There you will find smart meeting rooms serviced by cutting edge technology, extensive web based library resources and a full range of communication facilities.

The result is a very lean and green operation. Gone is the waste of paper that has been a hallmark of legal services for so long. Staffing, premises and overhead costs have been cut dramatically. In has come efficiency, rationalisation and organisation. “What our clients want is the very best specialist advice provided in an efficient and practical way and at a sensible and transparent cost – that is exactly what Commercial Chambers provides”.

“Fast, straightforward and commercially minded advice is central to our service. Reacting fast to meet our clients’ requirements and expectations are our watch words”.

Commercial Chambers welcomes instructions direct from clients and solicitors alike. Indeed, it will be one of the first chambers to offer the full range of services in the conduct of litigation.

Fees are charged at a rate of £250 (ex vat) per hour or on an agreed fixed fee basis. There are no “extras”.

Advice is provided in person, whether in Bristol or elsewhere to suit you, over the phone, via video link or in writing.

As Andrew says: “If you or your clients are faced with corporate or commercial legal issues give Commercial Chambers a call, pick our brains and find out how we can achieve economic and effective resolution for you.”

You can contact Commercial Chambers on 0117 925 8978, via www.commercialchambers.org or just drop in.