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2020 EVENTS

MAY

  • Private Client Zoom Discussion - Dementia Friends - Thursday 7th May - details to be released on LinkedIn
  • Wellbeing Panel with Stephanie Boyce of the Law Society, Elizabeth Rimmer, CEO Lawcare, James Pereira QC and Cheryl Brennan, Howden Group wellbeing and employee benefits - 14th May at 10.00 am via Zoom. To take part please email alexandragordon@brachers.co.uk - please circulate to colleagues as well.  See Flyer above.
  • Kent Law Society Awards - Friday 15 May, to be held online.  Details to follow.  Shortlists  announced Friday 1 May.
  • EVENT POSTPONED  AGM and Annual Dinner - Mercure Great Danes Hotel Maidstone - Friday 15 May - FLYER.
  • Our President, Emma Palmer @WMonckton will be chatting to @sallypenni1 from @WomenintheLawUK next Wednesday 27 May between 1 and 2 pm about her career in law. Emma was interviewed for Sally's Talking Law book which was published earlier this year.
  • SAVE THE DATE! KLS QUIZ - Thursday 28th May, 7.00 pm. This event is open to all.  To take part please email alexandragordon@brachers.co.uk 

JUNE

  • EVENT CANCELLED  Law Society Presidents and Secretaries Conference - 11/12 June - Chancery Lane
  • Junior Lawyer/Trainee Quiz and Catch-up - Thursday 18th June.  Join the Kent Law Society on 18 June 2020 at 7pm for a relaxed virtual catch up and quiz. We recognise that these are difficult times for those starting out on their career and this event is intended for junior lawyers and trainees to be able to catch up with peers in similar situations and take part in a light-hearted quiz which can be done either alone or with family members.  FLYER   Apply to Sarah Wimsett for the joining link at sarahwimsett@brachers.co.uk

JULY

  • Careers Day, Beth's Grammar School, Bexley - Thursday 9 July, 9.00.  If anyone is able to assist, please contact Jon Pitt.

EVENTS FROM AUTUMN 2019

SEPTEMBER

  • General Purposes Committee meeting - Whitehead Monckton, Maidstone - Wednesday 11 September at 3.30 pm.
  • Local Law Societies Annual Conference, Portsmouth - 19-20 September.  Please contact Jon Pitt if you require further information.
  • Comparative Law Conference and social event with the Lille Bar - University of Kent at Canterbury - Monday 23rd September 2019 from 12.00 noon.  Free event, including buffet lunch.   Also, evening meal and drinks with Lille delegates at the Artichoke Inn, Chartham, £25.00 per head including three course meal and drinks.  FLYER
  • Mini Law Fair, University of Kent at Canterbury, Woolf Foyer - 26th September at 7.00 pm (part of students' Freshers Week).

 OCTOBER

  • Careers Fair - Simon Langton Boys Grammar School Canterbury - Thursday 3 October 12.45 to 5.00 pm.  Please contact Jon Pitt if you would like to help man a stand.
  • Cross-Professional Networking event - Prosecco & Cookie Dunking! - Canterbury - Thursday 3 October 6.00 to 8.00 pm.  £25 cost.  RSVP to Alexandra Gordon : alexandragordon@brachers.co.uk        FLYER/POSTER
  • Careers Fair - Bethany School Goudhurst - Friday 4 October, 2.00 pm to 5.30 pm.  Please contact Jon Pitt if you would like to help man a stand.
  • High Sheriff's Justice Service for the County of Kent - Canterbury Cathedral - Friday 4 October 2019 at 11.00 am.  Further details to follow, but please diary.
  • Training course - Building Regulations & Planning Permission Update for Conveyancers - Tuesday 8 October 2019 at 9.45 am - details on Training page
  • Training course - Ground Rent, Service Charge & Estate Rentcharge Issues - Tuesday 8 October 2019 at 1.45 pm - details on Training page
  • Junior Lawyers and Trainee Solicitors Networking Event - The Market House, 30 Earl Street, Maidstone ME14 1PS - Thursday 10 October 2019 from 6.00 pm.  FREE EVENT, but please confirm attendance to sarahwimsett@brachers.co.ukFLYER/POSTER
  • Kent Law Fair - UKC Kent Law School Careers Fair - 30 October from 11.30 am.  Please contact Jon Pitt if you would like to help man a stand.
  • Careers Fair - Maidstone Girls Grammar School - 30 October 9.00 am to 1.20 pm.  Please contact Jon Pitt if you would like to help man a stand.
          NOVEMBER
  • Careers Fair - Herne Bay High School - 5 November - 9.30 am to 2.30 pm.  
  • #KLS Hour Twitter Initiative meeting - Wigoder Building, UKC, Canterbury, 6.00 pm
  • Ten pin Bowling at Hollywood Bowl, Maidstone - Cross professional networking event - Wednesday 6th November from 6.00 pm. £20 including two games and buffet after. 
  • SRA Accounts Rules update, with MHA MacIntyre Hudson - The Village Hotel, Maidstone - Thursday 7 November, 8.00 am to 11.30 am. FREE EVENT -  FLYER
  • General Purposes Committee meeting - Brachers, Maidstone - Wednesday 13 November 2019 at 3.30 pm.
  • Tucker Millward Memorial Lecture - Dr John Fitzpatrick - University of Kent at Canterbury - Thursday 14th November 2019.  FLYER
  • 'Le Review' entertainment hosted by the Barreau des Avocats de Lille, in Lille - 15 November 2019 at 8.00 pm.  Kent Law Society members welcome.  
  • Stilwell & Singleton Charity Ball - Cathedral Lodge, Canterbury - Friday 15 November from 7.00 pm. Tickets £60 each. Early bird discount for table booking. FLYER AND BOOKING FORM
  • Training Course - Masterclass in Drafting Lasting Powers of Attorney - Tuesday 19 November at 9.45 - details on Training page.
  • Joint TWTDLS and KLS Networking Event and Briefing - Tuesday 19th November from 6.00 pm - Il Vesuvio Restaurant, 112 Camden Road, Tunbridge Wells.  Practice development briefing by MacIntyre Hudson Chartered Accountants.  Free event, with food and drink.  FLYER
  • 'When the Wife Becomes a Widow' - Tuesday 19th November 6.00 pm to 7.30 pm at Brachers, Maidstone. Free event, presented by a panel of experts from Pump Court Chambers. 
  • Training Course - Hot Topics and Areas of Risk in Private Client Practice - Thursday 21 November at 9.45 am - details on Training page
  • Training Course - Tips & Traps on Ending a Trust and Making an Application for a Statutory Will - Thursday 21 November at 1.45 pm - details on Training page.
  • Cross Professional Networking Event - Metrobank, Canterbury, Thursday 21st November at 6.00 pm. Free to attend.
  • Seminar on Philanthropy - STEP Kent - Kings Hill, Tuesday 26 November.  Attend event
 DECEMBER
  • Training course - SRA Update on Risk and Compliance - Pearl Moses, The Law Society - venue Brachers, Maidstone - Thursday 5th December, 9.45 am to 1.00 pm.
  • Kent Law School Guest Lecture: Tom Hickman QC - 'Gaming the Constitution and its Consequences'. Thursday 5th December at 6.30 pm - Grimond Lecture Theatre 2, UKC
JANUARY 
  • Careers Day, Cornwallis Academy, Maidstone - Wednesday 15 January, 8.45.  
  • KLS General Purposes Committee Meeting - Wednesday 15 January at 3.30 pm.  Brachers, Maidstone.
  • Kent County Careers Fair - Detling Showground - Friday 17 January.  Kent Law Society will have a stand at this event.  
  • General Purposes Committee meeting - Brachers - Wednesday 15 January at 3.30 pm.
  • CV Clinic, run by Michael Page Legal in Maidstone - 20 to 24 January, lunchtimes and evenings.   FLYER
  • Kent JLD, TWTDLS and KLS Speed Networking Event with drinks and food - Pitcher & Piano, Tunbridge Wells - Thursday 30th January at 6.00 pm.  
FEBRUARY 
  • CCCU Law School and Kent Law Society - 'Inspiring Women in Law Event' - Thursday 6 February 2020 - 6.00 pm to 8.30 pm, Room PG06, Canterbury Christ Church University.  Speakers: Stephanie Boyce, Deputy VP, The Law Society, Professor Susan Millns, Professor of Law and Dean of Graduate College at CCCU, Peri Ramadan, recent mature graduate from CCCU, LLB with Honours, Sally Penni, Founder of Women in Law. FREE event.  FLYER
  • Managing PII Risk through a Hard Insurance Market - talk by Colin Taylor, Director of Howden UK Group - Brachers, Medway House, 81 London Road Maidstone ME16 0DU - Wednesday 12 February - 7.30 am for 8.00 am - 9.00 am finish.  no charge. FLYER
  • STEP event - Safeguarding: Financial Abuse and Dementia Friends Information Session - Thursday 13 February - 1.30 pm to 5.00 pm - Holiday Inn Central, Ashford.  Cost £15 - free to STEP members. 
  • Careers Day, Charles Dickens School, Broadstairs - Wednesday 26 February, 9.00 am.  
  • Careers Day, Invicta Grammar School, Maidstone - Thursday 27 February, 2.00 pm to 6.00 pm.  
  • Kent Student Law Society Dinner - Friday 28 February 2020 at 6.00 pm - Spitfire Ground, Canterbury. Guest Speaker Christina Blacklaws. Drinks reception, three course dinner at £50 per head. An opportunity to give students an insight into the real legal world.  
 MARCH
  • Careers Day, Simon Langton Girls Grammar, Canterbury - Tuesday 3 March, 9.00.  
  • General Purposes Committee meeting - Brachers - Wednesday 11 March at 3.30 pm.
  • EVENT CANCELLED  Student networking event with Kent Student Law Society - Miller's Arms, 2 Mill Lane, Canterbury CT1 2AW - Friday 13 March from 6.00 am.  Free event.  POSTER
  • EVENT CANCELLED Tax for Private Client Practitioners - Tuesday 17 March at 6.00 pm - at MacIntyre Hudson, Maidstone.  Free KLS event.  FLYER
  • EVENT POSTPONED  Careers Day, Barton Court Grammar School, Canterbury - Wednesday 18 March, 9.00.  
  • EVENT POSTPONED  Managing Partners' Lunch - Wednesday 25 March.  
  • EVENT CANCELLED  Careers Day, King Ethelbert School, Birchington-on-Sea - Thursday 26th March, 9.30 am.  
 APRIL
  • Wellbeing Discussion - Helen Lawson - Monday 20 April at 9.00 am via Zoom.  
  • Wellbeing Discussion - David Breaker, Life Coach (Breakthrough Life Coaching - Monday 27 April at 9.00 am via Zoom.    "Achieving a healthy body and mind starts with food, hence the old saying "You are what you eat!". In this webinar, David will be covering some easy to follow tips to help you manage your eating habits during this Lockdown period. As a man who has gone from 32 stone to 14 stone, he has a unique understanding of the challenges that come from eating healthier. He now uses his years of experience and training in healthy eating education to support others through their own weight loss journeys."    To take part please email alexandragordon@brachers.co.uk - please circulate to colleagues from other professions as well. To join the Zoom meeting go to https://us02web.zoom.us/j/85414480790?pwd=ZmZXWjRZWVhXSmdzcGVNOUJaUDA3dz09Meeting ID 854 1448 0790 Password: 041204
  • Private Client Zoom discussion on Domicile and Residence issues - 30 April at 3.00 pm.  To take part please email alexandragordon@brachers.co.uk 
  • EVENT POSTPONED  Careers Day, Folkestone School for Girls - Thursday 30 April, 9.00.  

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