News and Events

News and Events

Upcoming Events

CPD Event: Ancillary Relief Update

Date: Wednesday, 10 April 2019
Time: 9:30 am
Venue: Thorpe & Co, 17 Valley Bridge Parade, Scarborough YO11 2JX
Tickets: FREE (Branch Members) / £20 (Non-Branch Members)

To confirm attendance, or for more information, please email us.


CILEx National Awards 2019

Date: Thursday, 5 September 2019
Time: TBC
Venue: Madame Tussauds, Marylebone Road, Marylebone, London NW1 5LR
Tickets: TBC

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.


Past Events

Annual General Meeting

On 19 February 2019, the Branch held the Annual General Meeting at the officers of Thorpe & Co in Scarborough. We are happy to announce the following appointments and reappointments:

  • Chair: Anita Cooper
  • Vice Chair: Carol Sherwood
  • Secretary: James Chadwick
  • Treasurer: Chris Bairstow
  • Social Secretary: Laura Young
  • Training Officer: Deborah Agus
  • Student Liaison Officer: Leanne Kitson

Annual subscriptions have been set at £20 per annum.

We hope you join us in wishing the Committee and the Branch a successful year ahead.

After the AGM, a social event was held with takeaway pizzas!

Scarborough AGM 2019

CPD Event: Section 14 Trusts of Land and Appointment of Trustees Act (TOLATA)

On 15 January 2019, the Branch held a training session on Section 14 TOLATA, kindly delivered by Nicholas Mason of New Park Court Chambers.

Feedback comments included:

"Clearly presented information with practical reference"
"Trainer engaged with attendees' enquiries"
"Good discussion around the notes"
"Knowledgeable presenter"


Christmas Do: A Murder Mystery Evening at the Royal Hotel

Scarborough Murder Mystery 1

On Thursday, 6 December 2018, the Scarborough CILEx Branch held its Christmas Do, A Murder Mystery Evening at the Royal Hotel.

The event was a great success and included a raffle for a Christmas hamper, with all proceeds going to the Branch's nominated charity, SALT. We are delighted to say that we raised £262 for the charity, with Branch member Paul Barker winning the hamper!

Thank you to all who attended for an amazing evening!


CPD Event: Contentious Probate

On 4 December 2018, at the offices of Thorpe & Co, the Scarborough Branch held a training session by Ashley Tucker of New Park Court Chambers on "Contentious Probate". Nineteen delegates were in attendance.

Feedback comments include:

"Very engaging speaker"
"Easy to follow notes"
"Interesting content"
"Knowledgeable on the law and reference to cases"


CPD Event: PSG presents Transparency Regulations

On Wednesday, 28 November 2018, the Scarborough Branch and Scarborough Law Society held a Transparency Regulations seminar, presented by PSG.

The session covered:

  • The background to the new rules on transparency
  • The forthcoming regulatory changes
  • The importance of fees and service transparency within the legal provision industry
  • The Brighter Estimate solution

Feedback comments included:

"Informative"
"Good, to the point guidance"


Private Law Children Update: Relocation and Disclosure

The Scarborough Branch held a Private Law Children Update on 3 October 2018. The training was delivered by New Park Court Chambers.

Feedback included:

  • "Very informative and interesting"
  • "Relaxed presentations"
  • "Enjoyed the informal discussions"


Casino Night

Date: Thursday, 6 September 2018
Time: 7:00 pm
Venue: Storm Bar, York Place, Scarborough
Tickets: £10.00

On Thursday, 6 September 2018, the Scarborough CILEx Branch held a charity casino night. Thank you to Trotters for supplying the pies and to Conveyancing Data Services and Future Climate Info for sponsoring the event!

The Branch are delighted to announce that we raised £1838 for Scarborough and Locals Together (S.A.L.T.)!

Scarborough Casino

Divorce and Financial Training

The Scarborough Branch provided divorce and financial training to LLB students from the University of Coventry.

Feedback comments included:

"Lots of interesting history & info"
"Given a lot of useful information"
"Informative"


Family Law Training

On 30 July and 6 August, the Scarborough Branch provided Child Law training to LLB students from the University of Coventry.

Feedback comments included:

"Very interesting!"
"Loads of quality information."
"Informative and uplifting."


Family Law Training

On 23 July 2018, Carol Sherwood of the Scarborough Branch delivered training on Public Child Law at the offices of Pinkney Grunwells in Scarborough.

Feedback comments included:

"I liked the insights and the examples that were made to put things into perspective."
"Friendly and informal, which makes learning easier."

Domestic Abuse Training

Domestic Abuse Training

On 16 July 2018, the Scarborough Branch delivered training on domestic abuse to the University of Coventry's LLB students.

Feedback comments included:

"Fun, friendly and clear to follow!"
"How good the advice was and how in depth with the relevant examples."


CPD Event: Conveyancing Training Delivered by PSG, TerraFirma and Landmark

On 11 July 2018, at the offices of Thorpe & Co in Scarborough, the Scarborough Branch hosted a Conveyancing CPD event and had three speakers deliver presentations to members. PSG, a nationally recognised branch and market leader in search provision, spoke about "Transparency of Fees". Terrafirma, who are changing the way professionals identify, assess, manage and resolve the risks the ground poses, delivered a presentation entitled "Do You Really Know What's Below Your Property". Finally, Landmark - the go-to experts in land and property - spoke on "Guide You Through 'Which Report'".

Feedback comments included:

"Very informative, beneficial and great presenting!"
"The morning was split into three separate presentations, so very informative and different areas covered."
"Plenty of relevant information!"


LinkedIn Workshop Followed by Social Event

Natalie Foster of the Scarborough CILEx Branch delivered an excellent step by step guide to LinkedIn, followed by pizzas!

Feedback comments included:

"Presentation was very informal and chatty."
"Very informative!"
"Useful info to make use of the LinkedIn tool."

Scarborough branch members enjoying Pizza

LawCare Presentation - Why Good Mental Health and Resilience Matters

The Scarborough Branch held a CPD event on 22 May at Thorpe & Co Solicitors. The event was held in association with LawCare, and Ann Charlton delivered an excellent presentation about mental health and resilience. 16 delegates attended this event and this is some of the feedback we received:

"Very informative, a lot to think about."
"Excellent, interesting and engaging presenter.
"Enthusiastic presentation and very helpful!"

Scarborough LawCare Event

CPD Event - GDPR and AML

The Scarborough Branch held a CPD event with PSG delivering presentations focusing on anti-money laundering and the new GDPR. The event was held in association with the Scarborough Law Society and took place on 3 May. 27 delegates attended the event and this is some of the feedback we received:

"Informative and well presented!"
"Interesting and useful topics."
"Comprehensive overview."
"Very engaging speakers!"

Below is a photo of the Branch's Deborah Agus and Jordan Brown with PSG.

Scarborough GDPR Event

Branch AGM

The Scarborough branch held their AGM on Tuesday 20 February 2018. At this time, they appointed the new Committee for the coming year, with Anita Cooper appointed as Chair.

Helen Winter is stepping down as Chair after 3 years and the Committee would like to thank her for all her work and support throughout that time.

Scarborough AGM Photo

Branch Christmas Meal

On Thursday, 7 December the branch held its annual Christmas meal at Lazenbys in Scarborough. With so many attending it was a great opportunity to catch up with each other whilst enjoying some fantastic food and drink!

Scarborough CILEx Christmas Soiree

On 19 December 2017 the branch held its first Christmas Soiree. There were drinks and nibbles to be enjoyed and also a Christmas Raffle in aid of The Rainbow Centre, Scarborough. A fantastic £277 was raised from raffle ticket sales and a lovely evening was had by all. CILEx Manchester BranchThe branch recently held a Temple Spa Beauty Class at the offices of Thorpe & Co Solicitors.  The event was well attended and a raffle to raise funds for charity was also held on the evening.  The proceeds of the raffle and any commission from products sold were all donated to the branches nominated charity, The Rainbow Centre.  £150 in total was raised!

The branch would like to thank Emily Bielby, their local Temple Spa representative.

CILEx Scarborough branch


Please contact Debbie Agus should you have any ideas as to areas of law which may be covered in a training event. You can also find us on Facebook to receive up to date information regarding our forthcoming branch events.