The Great Gatsby Annual Charity Ball

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CYPG and CJLD invite you to The Great Gatsby Annual Charity Ball in aid of Arthur Rank Hospice and Jimmy’s Cambridge Night Shelter.

 Join us to roll back to the roaring 1920s to enjoy great music, good food and to dance the Charleston! So gents – dig out your best suits, ladies – dazzle with feathers and pearls, and let the jazz begin!

Date: Saturday 22 October 2016 – Champagne flowing from 6.30pm. “Limos” at 12:30.

Venue: Girton College, Cambridge


For tickets, please book online at:

Tickets are £55 for members and £60 for non-members.

Tickets include:

1.     Champagne reception

2.     Four course menu – courses of your choice to be booked online when buying tickets (see menu below)

3.     Live music from the Phat Cats band

4.     Entertainment

Donations – this year you can make a donation to our chosen charities, Arthur Rank Hospice and Jimmy’s Cambridge Night Shelter when paying for your tickets online. There will also be a charity raffle.

Cannot book online tickets?

We encourage everyone to pay online through the booking system. However if you need to pay by cheque please make cheques payable to “CJLD Ball Committee” and email for details on where to send your cheques.

Dress code: Black tie with a touch of the 1920s.


For queries please contact

We look forward to seeing you there!!

In the words of the Great Gatsby himself:

“And I like large parties. They’re so intimate. At small parties there isn’t any privacy.”

  F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby

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Punting & BBQ – Thursday 11 August

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You are invited to join the CJLD for punting and a BBQ on Thursday 11 August!

Punts depart from Mill Lane punting station at 7.30pm.

The BBQ will follow at The Granta pub afterwards.

Optional: BYOB for the punting!

£10 members

£15 non-members

This is not to be missed, so please contact Rachel Bevan to book your place today! or 01223 225167. Places are limited and we need numbers by Thursday 4 August, so please get in touch ASAP.

This event has been kindly sponsored by Errington Legal.

Shakespeare in the Gardens – Thursday 28 July 2016

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Please join the CJLD for an evening of Shakespeare in the Gardens on Thursday 28 July.

Date : Thursday 28 July

Time: Doors open for picnic @ 6.30pm. Performance starts @ 7.30pm

The play: Twelfth Night

Where: Downing College Gardens (entrance is opposite the entrance to Parker’s Piece)

Price: £5 per person for members and £10 per person for non-members

Optional: bring your own picnic, drinks and picnic blanket/chairs and join the CJLD for a picnic before the performance starts

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

Newmarket Races – Saturday 18 June

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Join the CJLD for a day at the races on Saturday 18 June.

This will take place from 12.10pm until 18.55pm @ the Adnams July Course.

CJLD members will gain FREE Grandstand & Paddock entry and return transport from Cambridge station will be available for just £6.50. This will depart at midday and return 30 minutes after the last race.

Places are LIMITED so secure your place today! Contact or 01223 222534

A message from the London Legal Support Trust

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We have 3 great golf events happening for LLST in 2016 and we’d love to have you join in. Any golfer will know these are really good value and we know they will be great fun!

Monday 6th June ABC Chambers Solutions are kindly hosting a charity golf day to raise funds jointly for LLST and Macmillan. It will take place at Bishop Stortford Golf Club, home of the Eastern Region of the PGA. There is something for everyone with prizes for best team, individual score, longest drive and nearest the pin, as well as a great dinner for your 4 ball team – click here for more info and get your place now.

Monday 20th June

King John Shield – 54 Hole Challenge

One for golfers looking to test their stamina, this competition sees you try and complete 3 rounds of golf back to back at the historic Verulam Golf Club in St Albans, the home of the Ryder Cup. Totalling more than 15 miles of walking this is no small ask but we are looking for adventurous pairs or individuals to sign up today – don’t miss out on this fantastic charity challenge, click here!

Monday 20th June

Magna Carta Cup – Dawn to Dusk, 100 Hole Challenge

Back again this year is an epic game of golf unlike any other. Challenge yourself to an incredible 100 holes in a day! Starting at dawn and finishing at dusk, this fundraising event involves 30 miles of walking and is guaranteed to be a memorable experience for all involved. Also held at the picturesque Verulam Golf Club in St Albans (also the birthplace of the Magna Carta), we’d love to have you there as a pair or individually to compete for the Cup.  Are you up to the challenge? You can find out more by clicking here.

Why not get involved in 2016 and help us raise money for free legal advice provision whilst you perfect that swing? All sponsorship you raise for the London Legal Support Trust will support incredible charities who work tirelessly to provide access to justice across London and the South East – never before has a round of golf been so worthwhile J

Helpers for on the day

If you are keen on all things golf but don’t think you can do any of these challenges this year, how about volunteering with us on the day? We are looking for knowledgeable, enthusiastic people to help us keep score, provide encouragement, and enjoy the day with us on Monday 20th June. If you think you can help, please do get in touch.

Thank you,


Natalia Rymaszewska Chief Executive, London Legal Support Trust The National Pro Bono Centre, 48 Chancery Lane, London WC2A 1JF Tel: 020 7092 3972

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