2016-17 Chair's Messenger Article Mar '17
The Inter-Professional Social held on Thursday 16 February 2017 at Revolución De Cuba was
one of the biggest events in the social calendars of young professionals in Manchester with
over 700 attendees from the various young professional committees throughout Manchester,
providing our members with the opportunity to network with other professionals. Attendees
were greeted with a welcome drink, provided with drinks tokens to keep them going throughout
the evening, with plenty of paella plated up and live music to entertain everyone. We would
like to say a massive thank you to the sponsors of the event, Interlink Recruitment and
Last month hosted a fantastic night in the MTSG FELT Calendar – a cocktail making master
class at The Liquor Store (located on First Street), sponsored by Anakin Seal! FELT-ers
spent the evening learning about the history of the cocktail and the art of mixology, whilst
enjoying their self-made masterpieces! This was then followed by an evening of networking
and some fantastic food to accompany. With some old classics on the menu and a few new
cocktails with a twist, this evening was one for the memory books!
March will see the FELT-ers trip to Bongo Bingo at The Albert Hall to enjoy an unforgettable
night! More information on this amazing night, sponsored by Think Legal, is to follow soon!
St. Patrick’s Day Social
It’s the one we’ve all been waiting for (I haven’t had any influence on this event coming
into the MTSG social calendar whatsoever)….The MTSG St. Patrick’s Day Social, kindly
sponsored by SJC Legal will be held on Thursday 16 March 2017 in Waxy O’Connor’s (located
in The Printworks). Everyone attending will receive drinks tokens upon arrival, food will
be provided and a live Irish band will be entertaining our members on the evening (we hope
everyone has been practicing their finest Irish dancing). We hope to see plenty of our
members on the evening itself for what is certain to be a great night’s craic!
MTSG Summer Ball
On Friday 23 June 2017, the MTSG will be throwing their annual summer ball at the Imperial
War Museum, Salford Quays. Mark the date in your diary now as following on from the amazing
Winter Wonderland Ball, this year’s Ball Directors Aisling, Charlotte and Nikki have put
together an exceptional themed night for you! Working with this year’s sponsor, Realm
Recruit, they are finalising the details and a full announcement will be made next month
with information on how to secure your place at what is set to be a fantastic evening!
MTSG Goes Walking
On the weekend of July 7-9 2017, MTSG will be forming a formidable alliance with JCI to
take on the daunting 3 peaks challenge. The famous challenge of scaling Ben Nevis, Scafell
Pike and Snowden all within 24 hours, will be tackled by two teams of 15 members from MTSG
and a team from JCI who leave Manchester on Friday 7 July with rucksacks filled with sugary
snacks, plenty of plasters and steely determination before returning on the evening of
Sunday 9 July. MTSG are delighted to announce that their pursuit is in the aid of raising
funds for their nominated charities for the year 2016/17, Forever Manchester and Save the
Children. Each team member will be set a fund-raising target of £100 with all of the proceeds
to be split between the charities.
For more information on the challenge, please contact Sports Directors, Catherine Anderson
(firstname.lastname@example.org) or Neil Munford (email@example.com). If you would
like to hear more about the fund-raising efforts of MTSG and how you can get involved,
please contact our Charities Director, Heena Kapadi (Heena.Kapadi@slaterheelis.co.uk).
March will see the second in our series of NQ talks, which will be held on Thursday 9 March
with Realm Recruit. These events, hosted by MTSG’s largest supporters will provide trainees
with an opportunity to gain an insight from those in the know about the job market as they
approach qualification. Details, as always, will follow via the MTSG mailing lists.
Chair of MTSG
Trainee Solicitor at Turner Parkinson LLP
The Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group provides social, education, sporting and networking
opportunities for junior legal professionals in and around Greater Manchester. If you would
like to become a member, whether you are a paralegal, prospective trainee, trainee or newly
qualified solicitor, please visit the ‘Join Us’ section of our website (www.mtsg.org.uk),
contact us via twitter (@mcrtsg) or via the facebook group (MTSG 2016/17).