News and Events
Annual General Meeting
Date: Thursday, 7 February 2019
Time: 6:00 pm
Venue: Rossett Hall Hotel, Chester Road, Rossett LL12 0DE
The Chester & North Wales CILEx Branch is happy to announce the Branch Annual General Meeting. There will be a presentation on Work Based Learning requirements to achieve Fellowship, and a meal in the Hotel's restaurant following the AGM.
This year there are three Committee Roles open for election, as follows:
Chair: Duties include setting Branch objectives and ensuring that they are agreed with by the your Committee and your Branch Membership. Developing good teamwork and motivating your team. Making sure that tasks are delegated and that everyone has a job. Communicating to everyone, so that they all know what they are doing. Representing your Branch when required.
Branch Secretary: Duties to include organising Committee meetings, taking minutes of meetings, organising Branch events e.g. notifying members/contacts of Branch events by email, liaising with Social Media Secretary regarding promotion of events, booking venues, organising food/orders, attending events, liaising with HQ to organise the attendance of the CILEx President, Vice President and other dignitaries to attend events, liaising with Treasurer regarding costing for events/payments of invoices, etc.
Social Media Secretary: Duties to include promoting Branch/CILEx/legal news and events on Faccebook, Twitter and any other social media site, liaising with out CILEx Branch Officer to keep our microsite and electronic newsletter information up to date. Taking photographs at Branch events for publication on all media sites.
If you are interested in putting yourself forward for a place on the Committee, please confirm your interest to Abi Olaniyan here.
To view the AGM Agenda, please click here. To view the restaurant menu, please click here.
To confirm attendance at the AGM, or for further information, please email us by 1 February 2019.
Chocolate-Making Christmas Event
On Monday, 10 December, the Chester & North Wales Branch held a Christmas Chocolate-Making Event at Rossett Hall Hotel in Wrexham. The successful event gave members an opportunity to network and we received very positive feedback.
GDPR is Coming - Seminar
The General Data Protection Regulations (GDPR) seminar was held at the Rossett Hall Hotel in Wrexham. It was attended by 28 people of which 16 were CILEx Branch Members, The Seminar was presented by the Chair of the Chester & North Wales Branch, Matthew Foster, and received very positive feedback from those who attended. They reported that they found the seminar interesting and helpful in equipping them with the information they needed to ensure their firms are compliant with the GDPR, which take effect on 25 May 2018.
AGM & Dinner
The Branch held its AGM on 15 February 2018 at Rossett Hall Hotel. It was great to catch up with some existing members and to welcome onto the Committee Abi Olaniyan as our new Branch Secretary. Sarah Kennedy has now also been appointed as our new Branch Treasurer.
After the AGM we had a lovely meal in Oscar's Restaurant and were joined by Branch Officer Chris Bjerregaard. It was great to meet Chris and we look forward to working with him to help promote the Branch.
Chester & North Wales Law Society Dinner
On 23 February the CILEx Branch attended the Cheshire & North Wales Law Society Dinner at the Chester Racecourse. The evening was filled with good food, wine and company.
We were accompanied by guests Mrs and Mr Brayshaw and Counsel Rachel Watkin.
Mr Brayshaw qualified as a Legal Executive in 1971 and in the late 1970s Mr Brayshaw was the Chair of the Liverpool's subcommittee Branch covering Chester & North Wales. The Chester & North Wales Branch was formed in its own right with Mr Brayshaw's assistance. It was great to speak with Mr Brayshaw about how our Branch evolved.
On the 29th September the Branch held a Charity Dinner & Raffle in aid of Hope House Children’s Hospice and thanks to everyone’s generosity the huge sum of £500 was raised.
The Branch was pleased to welcome President Millicent Grant, CEO Linda Ford, Past President Fran Edwards and CILEx Regulation Officer Ian Chivers and we are thankful to them for making the journey up to be with us.
The evening was fantastic and our band Lady & The Tramps went down a storm with everyone hitting the dance floor.
A huge thank you to all our guests for making the evening so enjoyable and to our Sponsors Allington Hughes Law and Linenhall Chambers