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Autumn 2023 events and activities

Catch up on the very busy Autumn calendar  

Legal careers in the spotlight

What a magical night

KLS Juniors stepped up to organise a special night at Canterbury Christ Church University for students to explore their future career opportunities via direct conversations with 26 professionals drawn from the KLS  and representing multiple areas of specialism. Over 30 students attended the evening. 

Over 120 guests attended the special Kent Law Society Charity Ball held on Friday 17 November at Canterbury Cathedral Lodge.
The event was sold out and organised by KLS President Louise Duckett to raise funds for The Young Lives Foundation.
Guests enjoyed an immersive night that included having their silhouette cut, a live auction and bidding for the Christmas wreath table centres.
KLS would like to thank everyone who supported the event.

Golf Day - 26 Sept @ Walmer & Kingsdown Golf Club

By special invitation

A big shout out to everyone who joined our charity golf day - on a very tough course - and all in support of President Louise Duckett's chosen charity The Young Lives Foundation.
We're still totting up the amount raised, but will let you know very soon. Meanwhile, some pix of the winner Gary Shaw (far right) and of Marc Goddard (below left) who finished in second place.
Many thanks to all of the fantastic firms who helped us by sponsoring a hole.

The service to mark the opening of The Legal Year in England and Wales took place on Monday 2  October at Westminster Abbey with KLS President Louise Duckett, and former KLS President and current Vice President of The Law Society, Richard Atkinson, in attendance. 

Practitioners vs Academics
Result 0-1 

How to become a judge 

The audience fizzed with excitement to see who would win inthe
KLS Charity Moot held on 28 September at Kent Law School.
Jo Porter and KLS President Louise Duckett took up position
against the academics Guevara Leacock and Per Laleng in a
head-to-head 'friendly' fight but alas, lost this bout.
There were plenty of raffle prizes up for grabs; all profits from
the £5 entry fee were split evenly between Kent's Student
Outdoor Clerking Team and The Young Lives Foundation. 
Congratulations to the Academics for their win.
KLS is looking
forward to the rematch...

All you ever wanted to know about becoming a judge in one  easy-join online session. The event was held on 21 September and organised by Kent Law Society in collaboration with Pump Court Chambers.

Speakers included Leslie Samuels KC, Helen Brander TEP, MCiArb, Heather Platt, Catherine Ellis and Adam Gadd

President Louise Duckett comments:

"We are so lucky to have so many inspiring and helpful local professionals who want to help and who are willing to give up their time to support others"

Our Partner Sponsors 2023

Temple Legal Protection   Howden Insurance Brokers   McBrides Chartered Accountants   Partners Wealth Management   Tower Street Finance   Southey and Co