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CILEx National Awards 2019
Date: Thursday, 5 September 2019
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.
We encourage CILEx members, supporters and stakeholders to nominate yourselves, your colleagues or employers and help us to recognise and celebrate your success and the contribution you make to promoting the profession...
- Be recognised for your exceptional specialist technical knowledge and experience.
- Receive formal recognition for the excellent work that you do from CILEx, your peers, employers and legal sector representatives.
- Acknowledge and celebrate the professional development opportunities made available to you, and your colleagues, by your employer.
- Stand out from peers & competitors and raise your professional profile.
- Recognise and reward the hard work of colleagues, employers and peers who deliver excellent results for your clients, business and the public.
- Raise awareness of your status as an exemplary employer and showcase how you have set benchmarks for others to aspire to.
- Celebrate your contribution to widening access to justice, and to the legal profession.
... celebrate your achievements with CILEx
Nominations are now open.
Please click here to visit the CILEx National Awards 2019 website.
On Friday, 16 November 2018 the Branch held their first Christmas Social at the Slug & Lettuce in Lincoln. It was great to catch up with friends, meet new ones and ring in the Holiday season together!
CPD Event - The Secret to a Successful Career
On Thursday, 5 July 2018, the Branch held a CPD event on building business relationships. The Branch would like to thank Susan Ritchie for delivering an excellent CPD session on networking and business impact and for giving the Branch some really helpful tips on making those first steps into networking and developing connections. Thank you also to Wilkin Chapman for providing the venue and refreshments.
Susan Ritchie is a writer, leadership coach and trainer specialising in leadership presence and personal impact. She is the author of Strategies for Being Brilliant: 21 Ways to be Happy, Confident & Successful and Strategies for Being Visible: 14 Profile-Raising Ideas for Emerging Female Leaders. She provides CPD Standards Office Accredited training and works across all sectors, both here in the UK and oversees. Recent clients have included the BBC, Lincolnshire Co-op, Tower Hamlets Homes and The Institute of Chartered Accountants.
Our very first Quiz Night was held at the Wig and Mitre, Steep Hill, Lincoln on 24 May. This event was attended by our Committee, Branch members, potential members and colleagues. 39 people attended, including nine teams from Sills and Betteridge, Wilkin Chapman, Andrew and Co, Helier Benn and Diane Genders.
The crown was taken by the 'Sizzling Wombats' from Andrew and Co. Winners of the coveted wooden spoon in last place were 'We Couldn't Think of Anything Funny' from Wilkin Chapman.
Winners of the special prize for best team name were 'We Thought this was Speed Dating' from Wilkin Chapman.
There was also a raffle for our nominated charities, the CILEx Pro Bono Fund and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, which raised £44.
Quiz master Jane keeping everyone in order with her gavel!
The Lincolnshire CILEx Branch launch event was held at the beautiful Collection and Usher Gallery in Lincoln on 20 April.
The event was attended by our Committee, potential members, employers, sponsors from the local area and even the CILEx President. It was a fantastic evening and a great start to the long-awaited Lincolnshire Branch. The Committee have worked tirelessly to ensure the launch was a success and a number of people signed up to the Branch at the launch after hearing of the events we have planned for the coming year.
A raffle was held for our nominated charities, the CILEx Pro Bono Fund and the Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire Air Ambulance, raising £96!
As a branch, we aim to bring together all types of CILEx members from experienced fellows to students about to embark on their legal career. The Lincolnshire branch encourages members to share their knowledge, understanding and experience and to raise the profile of CILEx lawyers within the county. In order to do this, we have planned an exciting calendar of events over the next year which includes something for all, from CPD events and training sessions and to quiz nights and wine tasting.