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  • “The SBA confirms my professional standing as a lawyer

  • “No one should feel their life is in such a state that they can’t ask for help”

  • “You know that there are people there to support you and that you are not alone”

  • “I was not yet suicidal but I was close to breaking point

Legal Charities Garden Party

On 16 June, the professions gathered to celebrate the 49th annual Legal Charities Garden Party. Representatives came from far and wide to join together at Gray’s Inn, London, united in raising funds for all the legal charities.

Despite gloomy weather warnings, the sun eventually showed its face and the usual party feeling prevailed.  Music from the jazz and steel pan bands was up to its usual excellent standard and food and drink was on hand for people to enjoy as they networked, caught up with old friends and met new ones.

A huge thanks to the organising committee at City of Westminster & Holborn Law Society and all the many volunteers who worked so hard behind the scenes.  Take a look at our photo gallery – lots of lovely smiling faces!


Christl Hughes (SBA Chair), Jonathan Smithers (SBA & Law Society President) and Catherine Dixon (Law Society Chief Executive)


One lucky hopeful enters his ticket into the raffle


Malcolm Fowler (SBA Volunteer & past President of Birmingham Law Society) toasting the legal charities!


Christl Hughes (left), Darlene Waithe (centre) & Joy Van Cooten (right) from the Association of Women Solicitors London.


Percussion band helps to drum up the atmosphere


Jonathan Smithers tries out his juggling skills…


Janet Arthurs (SBA volunteer, centre) enjoys the evening’s festivities with husband Stephen (left) and SBA’s Sue Ellis (right).


A passing guest is welcome to an SBA stress ball!


Thank you and “cheers” to everyone who came!

 

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