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A message from the national JLD

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 JLD annual conference and ball 

Helping junior lawyers to develop, progress and diversify

Date: Saturday 16 April 2016 Venue: The Law Society, London CPD hours: 5 hours

The Junior Lawyers Division (JLD) annual conference and ball is fast approaching. The event offers invaluable guidance on taking control of your career and has been designed specifically for those starting out in the industry.

Book your place before 25 March 2016 to receive the early bird discount.

This full day conference has a mix of keynote speeches, presentations and interactive sessions including:

  • Updates on major JLD policy initiatives
  • How to conduct effective feedback conversations
  • Legal project management: dealing with client expectations, adding value and standing out in your firm
  • Private practice is not the only way: alternative career paths within the law
  • Know your rights: an overview of employment rights for junior lawyers
  • Developing an international career
  • Brexit: the effect on our profession and practice, and how to talk clients about it.

Practical workshops and networking opportunities, our annual conference has it all. Not to forget the glamorous evening entertainment which includes a drinks reception, three course dinner and dancing.

Book now to reserve your place

We look forward to seeing you there.

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Gin Tasting Networking Event

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Join the CJLD for gin tasting at Cambridge Wine Merchants for a chance to network with Cambridge lawyers and other young professionals.

Places are limited so book your place now! As this is an inter-professional event, please pass the details to any Cambridge young professionals who may be interested.

Date: Thursday 17 March 2016

Time: 7-10pm

Place: Cambridge Wine Merchants, 31 Bridge Street, Cambridge CB2 1UJ

Price: £20 per person including a selection of gins and sharing platters

Please contact Laura Canham at or 01223 222564 for more details or to book your place.

We look forward to seeing you there!

Drinks at La Raza

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Join the CJLD for drinks at La Raza from 7pm on Thursday 4 February.

We will have some money from our sponsors behind the bar and otherwise it will be HAPPY HOUR ALL NIGHT LONG!

All NQs, trainees, paralegals and LPC students welcome. This is a fantastic opportunity to meet the new committee and mingle with your fellow junior lawyers. We hope to see as many of you there as possible.

La Raza is at 4-6 Rose Crescent, Cambridge CB2 3LL

A message from our sponsor Errington Legal

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Are you looking for an in-house position in Cambridge? See the message below from legal recruiters Errington Legal:

We are working with an in-house Legal team in Cambridge that are looking to take on a trainee solicitor offering a full training contract. The company will also consider applications from solicitors who are NQ-2 PQE. This is an exciting opportunity to take on a varied and interesting in-house role within a market-leading international company. The company are seeking a candidate with a genuine interest in in-house work, and good commercial aptitude. They offer a supportive environment to learn and develop within, and there are good opportunities for career development for the right candidate.

We also have a range of other roles available in the region, and new vacancies coming through regularly, please see our website for details:

 For a confidential discussion please contact Ellie Langley at Errington Legal Recruitment. ( / 01223 803814/ 07468519423)

Newmarket Races

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CJLD would like to invite you to a day at Newmarket Races! The event is the Cambridgeshire Meeting on Saturday 26th September which is the third and final day of the Cambridge festival.

 There are 20 tickets available and the prices are £6 for members and £12 for non-members. There are 7 races throughout the day and a beer marquee for those whose intentions lie elsewhere!

 We are offering free transport to and from Cambridge Railway Station for members, however, please include in your RSVP whether you require this service as we need to book places on the coach, which is provided by Newmarket. The coach will be leaving Cambridge at approximately 12.30pm, arriving at Newmarket at 13.15pm. It will be returning to Cambridge at approximately 6.45pm.

 The first race is at 2.00pm for those wanting to make their own way to the racecourse – we will arrange a meeting point closer to the time.

 If you would like to attend, please contact by 14th September so that the numbers can be confirmed for the coach.

 You can purchase your tickets on the day, however, we will charge the entire price of the ticket (£12) if people do not notify us of their inability to attend the event.

We look forward to seeing you there!



Shakespeare in the Gardens

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CJLD invite you to watch Macbeth performed in the King’s College Gardens as part of the Cambridge Shakespeare Festival. Drinks are provided but please bring your own picnic (and blanket).

When: Thursday 20 August 6:30pm

Where: Meet outside King’s College Gardens (Queen’s Street entrance)

Tickets are £8 for members and £16 for non-members.

To book your place email:

Autumn Charity Ball

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CJLD invite you to their “Annual Charity Ball” held with CYPG.

One of the best social events on the Cambridge calendar, the Charity Ball will once again be taking place this year and it will be bigger and better than ever before! We have once again teamed up with the Cambridge Young Professionals Group and it promises to be a top event for young professionals across Cambridge.

It will be held at Queens College on Saturday 12th September. We have a limited number of tickets and expect that this event will sell out very quickly. The event will commence at 6:30pm with a Champagne Reception and we have managed to secure the venue until 1am.

Please email Katie Sloan at Mills & Reeve ( to be added to the guest list, but spaces will only be confirmed on payment. The email should state who the ticket(s) are for and if there are any special dietary requirements. If paying by bank transfer please put your name only as the reference.

Cheques should be made payable to CJLD Ball Committee and sent C/O Katie Sloan, Mills & Reeve, Botanic House, 100 Hills Road, Cambridge, CB2 1PH. Bank transfers can be made to 51345680 40-16-57 with the name of the individual as the reference.

This year our chosen charities are East Anglian Air Ambulance and EACH and all proceeds from the great raffle will be split equally between them.

If you have any links with individuals or businesses who would like to sponsor the ball or donate a raffle prize, please contact us. We are offering a number of sponsorship opportunities to companies to make the night a truly stunning event.

We look forward to seeing you all there.

When: Saturday, 12th September 2015 at 6:30pm1am Sunday, 13th September
Where: Queens College Cambridge


Costings & Curry

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The Committee would like to invite you to our next event ‘Costings & Curry’, kindly sponsored by R Costings.

 When: Wednesday 8 July 2015

 Where: Mills & Reeve office (Botanic House, 98-100 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1PH) followed by curry at Saffron Brasserie (36-38 Hills Rd, Cambridge CB2 1LA)

 Time: 6.30pm for a 6.45pm start

 Cost: Free for members; £5 for non-members

 We will be starting with a talk from our sponsor R Costings, who will be providing an essential guide to the CPR for junior lawyers, to begin at 6.45pm.

 We will then head over to the Saffron Brasserie for a curry afterwards. The restaurant is able to offer us a fixed menu which includes poppadum, choice of main dish, rice, naan and a drink (soft drink, beer, wine) – the cost of this fixed menu will be shared by the Committee and R Costings, meaning this is free for members!

 Please email to confirm your attendance by Friday 3 July 2015. Please note that numbers are limited to a maximum of 25 so please book early to avoid missing out!


Cambridge Footlights

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Come and enjoy a comedy evening with the CJLD at Cambridge Footlights International Tour Show 2015: Love Handles on 9 June at 7:45pm. We’d love for you to join us for a free pre-show drink at the ADC. The committee will be there from 6:30pm.

When: 9 June

Where: The ADC Theatre, Park Street

Price: £5 for members, £10 for non members

Places are limited so please contact if you would like to attend.

Beer Festival and Financial Advice

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You are invited to join us on 20 May for an interesting talk from a Wesleyan financial advisor over a few drinks and nibbles before going to the Cambridge Beer Festival on Jesus Green.

Entrance to the Beer Festival is on us for those who attend the talk (£2 for non CJLD members)

When: 20 May 6:30pm

Where: Mills & Reeve, Hills Road, CB2 1PH

Contact if you want to attend