Drafting & Writing Workshop
The Greater Manchester Branch would like to thank John Trimbos of Trimbos Training. On Thursday, 7 June 2018, John delivered an expert drafting and writing workshop.
John Trimbos is an experienced trainer specialising in interpersonal and management training. Trimbos Training run courses to develop essential business skills: writing and drafting skills, presentation and negotiation.
John studied Law at St. John's College, Oxford qualified as a solicitor in 1988. After practising law for many years, he developed new skills as an in-house training manager. He discovered business skills training was his passion and founded Trimbos Training in 2006.
John, a solicitor, combines his business experience and his skills as a trainer to create interactive, practical and memorable business courses, both nationally and internationally.
Preston Legal Walk
Rachel Stevens, the Vice Chair and Media Secretary at the Greater Manchester Branch, was a lead walker at the Preston Legal Walk on Monday, 4 June 2018.
The walk was a scenic 10 km, starting at the Preston Combined Court Centre, walking along the river Ribble, past the marina and ending at the University of Central Lancashire. A number of the Lancashire CILEx Branch also took part.
The Manchester Legal Walk is due to take place on Thursday, 11 October 2018. If you would like to join the CILEx team, please email us.
Training by Laura Richards - Criminal Behavioural Analyst
On Wednesday, 30 May 2018, the Greater Manchester Branch was proud to present training by Criminal Behavioural Analyst Laura Richards.
Laura is a renowned international expert on domestic violence, stalking, sexual violence and risk assessment. After a decade of analysing violent crime at New Scotland Yard, Laura became the violence adviser to the National Police Chiefs' Council (NPCC).
Laura is the Founder of Paladin, the world's first National Stalking Advocacy Service. Paladin was set up following the highly successful All Party Parliamentary Stalking Law Reform Campaign spearheaded by Laura, which led to stalking becoming a criminal offence in 2012. More recently, Laura spearheaded the Domestic Violence Law Reform Campaign to criminalise coercive control. Laura helped draft the new law and the statutory guidance and developed and delivered the first training on the new law in the UK.
Laura was head of the Violent Crime and Intelligence Analysis Unit in the Metropolitan Police Service and continues to advise the NPCC, the College of Policing, the Home Office and police services across the UK on public protection.
Laura developed the Domestic Abuse, Stalking and Harassment and Honour Based Violence (DASH 2009-2016) Risk Identification, Assessment and Management Model on behalf of NPCC and in partnership with Safer Lives.
To visit Laura's website, please click here.
CPD Event - The White Book Supplementary Index
On Thursday, 24 May 2018, Peter Wilson and Naomi McLoughlin of Park Square Barristers kindly provided a civil litigation update on the supplementary index to the White Book (2018 edition).
As a barrister at Park Square Chambers, Peter works exclusively defending suspicious or fraudulent personal injury claims arising out of actual or alleged road traffic accidents. He is often involved at each stage of the claims process, from pre-action advice and conference work through to trial advocacy. His workload of late has been focused predominantly on trial work and his preparation involves very detailed analysis of the evidence in order to prepare to the highest standard.
Peter frequently lectures to solicitors and insurers on developments within his practise area. He is also an advocacy trainer for the 'North Eastern Circuit Practitioners Programme'. Peter's abilities in his practise area have been recognised in both 'The Legal 500' and 'Chambers & Partners' for many years.
Update on GDPR
On 26 April at Jury's Inn in Manchester, the Greater Manchester CILEx Branch held an event around the hottest topic at the moment, GDPR. We would like to thank Scott Evans of SSB Compliance, who provided a valuable update on this issue.
Scott is a regulation and compliance expert with over 20 years' experience in the sector.
Scott is a risk and regulatory consultant. He has worked at some of the leading law firms in Northern England and his in-depth knowledge of 'real life' issues facing law firms today equips him to give sound advice and offer guidance through today's regulatory framework.
Scott and his colleagues at SSB Compliance provide a host of consultancy support on compliance and regulatory issues, such as risk and compliance assessments, professional ethics, money laundering and COLP / COFA monitoring.
Congratulations to Hazel
Our very own Branch Secretary, Hazel Needham, took part in a sky dive to raise money for Kidneys for Life.
The aims and objectives of Kidneys for Life are:
to provide funding of research into kidney disease, transplantation, dialysis and related disease affecting the kidneys;
direct patient amenities for renal and transplant patients, which is not usually funded;
support of education and ongoing training of renal multi-disciplinary teams and patients;
support of conferences and workshops, both in the UK and overseas;
purchase of medical equipment for the benefit of renal and transplant patients.
If you would like to sponsor Hazel, please click here.
The Greater Manchester Branch would like to thank DDJ Peter Causton and Mediator Ed Johnson for providing training on the Manchester County Court Pilot Scheme for Mediation on Thursday, 22 March 2018.
Peter is an independent commercial and civil mediator and author of PI Briefs book on ADR for personal injury lawyers. He is on the editorial board of the Jackson ADR Handbook, a Board Member of the Civil Mediation Council and a member of the Civil Justice Council Costs Committee.
Ed Johnson is an accredited civil and commercial mediator with over 20 years' experience of handling a plethora of commercial and personal disputes. He heads up Northwest Mediation and is currently involved in the Pilot Scheme.
If anyone would like further information regarding the scheme, please contact DDJ Peter Causton here.
The Greater Manchester Branch would like to thank CILEx member Alan Eyers for providing training on Work-Based Learning and preparing your portfolio on Thursday, 22 February 2018. The training was really well attended.
Due to the success of the training, we are hoping to hold another training session at a later date. If you would be interested in attending, please email us.
Mindfulness and Productivity
The Greater Manchester Branch would like to thank Bethan Jepsom of High Flying Women and Laura Bamber of the Vibrancy Hub who provided excellent training on 'Mindfulness for Productivity' on Thursday, 15 February 2018.
Everyone really enjoyed the training and we all feel more mindful as a result.
High Flying Women aims to bring women together to break down barriers. Taking advantage of networks, knowledge and experience, they provide solutions to problems which are tailored to individual circumstances. High Flying Women gives women a judgement-free space to be totally open and honest about what is holding them back. If you would like to discover more about High Flying Women, please visit their website.
For further information on Laura Bamber and the Vibrancy Hub please visit her website.
Great Legal Bake
We would like to thank everyone who bought a cake to support the Great Legal Bake.
The Branch would like to thank Hazel Needham and Rachel Stevens for baking some wonderful cakes.
The Branch made over £50 for the North West Legal Support Trust.
CV Writing Event
The Greater Manchester Branch held a CV writing event at the Friends meeting house in Manchester.
Nadine Walker from the recruitment agency SaccoMann provided the training and a great time was had by all!
Greater Manchester CILEx Branch AGM
The Greater Manchester CILEx branch AGM took place on 11 January 2018.
Martine Delaney has been named as Chair of the Branch for the second year running. The following appointments have also been made:-
Chair - Martine Delaney
Vice-Chair - Rachel Stevens
Secretary - Hazel Needham
Treasurer - Saadia Ali
Membership Secretary - Bob Pape
Media Secretary (Social Media) - Lianne McNally
Media Secretary (Non Social Media) - Rachel Stevens
General Committee Member - Amunah Anthony
The Branch would like to thank everyone who attended our Christmas party this year. The special guest was CILEx president, Millicent Grant. A fantastic night was had by everyone who attended.
We would also like to thank Employment Judge Rebecca Howard for coming to talk to the branch about Diversity in the Judiciary.
If you would like to join the branch or would like further information, please contact us via email.