CJLD committee highlights 2018


The end of 2018 brings with it the end of the tenure of this year's CJLD committee. It has been a busy year. Read on for an update of the last events of the year and a run-down of some of our personal highlights.

During November and December we hosted two more events. In November we held an event of contrasts. We were chilled by the spooky stories (as well as the wind and rain!) during a ghost tour of the historic sights of Cambridge and then warmed up again by tapas and cocktails at La Raza. Many thanks to everyone who braved the weather to come out. Our final event of the year was then a drink and canape evening at Novi. This provided a perfect opportunity to meet the new committee.

Highlights of the year have included a brilliantly run ball (organised together with the Cambridge Young Professionals Group), a raucous pub quiz, a picturesque evening out punting and much more. We have also managed to raise over £1,000 for Cambridge Rape Crisis Centre during the year! We can’t wait to see what ideas the new committee will bring and look forward to seeing you at their events.

For the record, our newly elected Committee consists of Amy Virdee of Taylor Vinters (President), Beth Webb of Mills & Reeve (Vice President), Sophie Walmsley of Tees Law (Treasurer), Natalie Bell of Mills & Reeve (Social Secretary), Caitlin Shevin of Kennedys and BPP (Social Secretary), Simon Cummins of Mills & Reeve (Social Secretary), Alexandra Walker of Taylor Vinters (Social Secretary), Ben Wilcock of Mills & Reeve (Social Secretary), Arran Firth of Kennedy’s (Publicity Rep), Jessica Cherry of Mills & Reeve (Publicity Rep), Abigail Pearse of Mills & Reeve (Education Rep) and Chandrash Damodaran of Anglia Ruskin University (Education Rep).

CJLD events create opportunities to make friends and have fun by bringing together junior lawyers, young professionals, and students. We are also able to offer members discounts on certain Cambridge brands. If you are a Trainee, Legal Executive, Paralegal, NQ or Law Student in Cambridgeshire we hope you will take advantage of these opportunities and join us. If you would like to find out more about the CJLD or wish to become a member, please do not hesitate to contact us at cambsjld@gmail.com. We look forward to seeing you at our events soon.

For detailed updates of upcoming events, please visit our website at https://cambsjld.org.uk and our twitter handle @CambsJLD.

Samuel Ash Croft, Trainee Solicitor for Mills & Reeve LLP