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CILEx National Awards 2019

Date: Thursday, 5 September 2019
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR

The CILEx National Awards were launched in 2018, the celebrate the exceptional talent, innovation and achievement of CILEx members, supporters and stakeholders.

We are delighted to announce that this year's host will be Claudia Winkleman, one of the best-known broadcasters in the UK, who regularly fronts the live television shows for both Red Nose Day and Sport Relief, as well as her regular hosting of Strictly Come Dancing.

The CILEx National Awards showcase and celebrate the excellent work, and achievements, of CILEx members, supporters and stakeholder partners.

These exclusive awards recognise individuals, organisations and teams that are providing exemplary service, advice and support to those seeking access to justice. Celebrating the innovative recruitment and professional development practice that are widening access to a career in the legal profession to a more diverse audience.

CILEx has been celebrating the achievements of its members, as well as their employers and partners for many years. We are proud to formally celebrate what we have always known: that we support and represent a wealth of talented people and organisations. We will be acknowledging those who are leading the way in an ever changing, forward thinking, professional legal services sector and whose work closely aligns to our mission, our vision and our values.

Tickets to this prestigious event, that provides an excellent opportunity to celebrate the exceptional talent, innovation and achievement of CILEx members, supporters and stakeholders are now on sale.

Held at Madame Tussauds and hosted by Claudia Winkleman, this is set to be a night to remember - early booking is advisable!

The evening commences at 7:00 pm with a drinks reception and the opportunity to experience the Spirit of London ride, which provides an exciting journey through the capital's history. Dinner will be called at 8:00 pm, with speeches, the awards and entertainment to follow. The evening will draw to a close at Midnight. All-inclusive ticket price includes attendance at the CILEx National Awards, Spirit of London ride, three course meal, wine, beer and soft drinks.

All inclusive tickets are available at the cost of:

  • Individual tickets - £175 plus VAT*
  • Table of 10 - £1500 plus VAT

To secure your tickets today, please click here to visit the CILEx National Awards 2019 website.

All-inclusive ticket price includes attendance at the CILEx National Awards, Spirit of London ride, three course meal, wine, beer and soft drinks.

*If you are a CILEx member and find the ticket fees a barrier to attending the CILEx National Awards Ceremony, please contact events@cilex.org.uk, as concessionary rates may be available in certain circumstances. Please be advised that such concessions typically apply to members who are not supported by, or part of, an organisation, full-time students, members between jobs or who have fully retired with no paid work, and representatives of small charities. Concessions are not available to businesses, individuals funded by an organisation, or larger charities/not-for-profit companies. Concession decisions will be made on a case by case basis and at the full discretion of CILEx. Any decisions made in regard to concession applications are final.


CILEx Graduation and Admission Ceremonies 2019

Date: Saturday, 12 October 2019
Venue: Grand Hall at the Grand Connaught Rooms, 61-65 Great Queen Street, Near Covent Garden, London WC2B 5DA

Join us for the most important event of the CILEx calendar, when we gather to celebrate not only the achievements of our Graduates, Fellows, Probate & Conveyancing Practitioners and Advocates of CILEx, but also the support that has been given by family and friends. This is an experience that is not to be missed. Click the link below to find out more about your big day.

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Past Events

Careers Visit at Blenheim School

On Friday, 14 June 2019, the Branch attended a Careers Day at Blenheim School in Epsom. This annual careers event includes many different exhibitors, including universities, colleges, recruitment organisations, the Armed Forces, Navy, RAF, NHS, as well as private firms and companies. The school looked after all the exhibitors very well, with refreshments throughout the day and a lovely lunch prepared by the school cooks. The event is well attended by students who are inquisitive and quite well informed about the legal profession, whether from watching legal drams such as 'Suits' and some having lawyers in their families.

It was a very productive day, with students eager to take literature about CILEx and hear more about the CILEx route.


AGM

The Guildford and District Branch held their Annual General Meeting at the Three Pigeons Pub in Guildford on 20 February. It was a great opportunity to catch up with existing members, meet new contacts and share ideas on how to best develop and promote the Branch.

The Guildford Legal Walk took place on 12 June. This is a 10km walk through the Surrey countryside, starting at the Guildford Combined Court and ending with a reception kindly laid on by Clyde & Co in their Guildford offices.

The Guildford Legal Walk raises funds primarily for Surrey Law Centre and over the past few years has literally kept the Centre alive. With only a small number of legal advice agencies in the County it is vital that we help keep its doors open in order for it to be able to continue to provide its valuable services to the community.

The walk was in aid of the Surrey Law Centre.  Martin Callan came along for the start which was very good of him.