2017-18 Chair's Messenger Article Mar '18
MTSG News - March
On 22nd February 2018 members of the MTSG attended the ‘inter-professional event’ – an annual highlight on the social calendar of Manchester’s young professionals. The event, which was hosted at the glamourous ‘Mahiki’ was a sell-out, with over 350 attendees from different professional groups across Manchester including Manchester Young Professionals, Manchester Young Solicitors Group, Manchester Young Chartered Accountants Group, RICS Matrics, North West Young Planners, RBS Aspire Network, Manchester Trainee Solicitors Group and the Manchester Chartered Accountants Students' Society. The event was sponsored by Search Consultancy, and attendees were treated to drinks and canapes in Manchester’s very own ‘Tiki Paradise’. A great night was had by all, and it was a fantastic opportunity to meet a range of people from across the city.
FELT members had an exciting evening on Thursday 1st March at Whistle Punks Urban Axe Throwing in the Northern Warehouse. The event, which was kindly sponsored by Think Legal Recruitment, saw FELT members undergo some axe-throwing training before having a go at hitting the targets themselves – we are glad to report that everyone came away without any injuries (!). Following the axe-throwing, attendees moved onto Home Sweet Home at the Great Northern where food and drink was provided whilst tales of axe-throwing successes were swapped.
A date for your diary – on 26th April 2018 FELT members will be off to Bongo Bingo! It’s the first time MTSG FELT have visited the venue for one of their socials, so it is expected that the tickets will be gone fast. We can’t wait for this event…’Let’s play bingo!’.
Details of the first ‘NQ Talk’, kindly hosted by BCL Legal, have now been circulated amongst our members. To be held on 22nd March 2018, BCL Legal have arranged for a number of high profile speakers to attend the event to provide tips and hints leading up to qualification and discuss topics such as the difference between regional firms and a top tier practice and what firms are looking for in an NQ. The event will also provide attendees an opportunity to network, meet the speakers and ask questions of recruiters and experienced lawyers. The speakers for the evening are Joy Kingsley, Senior Partner at JMW, Tom Bridgford, Partner and Head of Commercial at Eversheds, and Colette Withey, Director at EY. Thank you to all of the speakers who have agreed to be part of this event, which promises to be very informative for our members. If you require any additional information regarding the evening, please do not hesitate to contact our Education Director, Laura Stonier (Laura.Stonier@blmlaw.com).
Chair of MTSG
Trainee Solicitor at JMW Solicitors LLP
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