Social Events  

During the year there are a number of events organised by Derby & District Law Society. These include an inter firm quiz and an annual awards dinner. 
These include networking events which are a great opportunity for meeting local business professionals and others in the legal community. 
In addition we are looking to forge links with local schools and community groups and also take part in Charity Fund Raising Events. The President's charity for this year is 
The Society, in association with Derby University Law School and e4e, is running a School Debating competition which starts again in Autumn term with many Derby City Schools involved. 
The Society runs the Legal Skills Triathlon each year in partnership with Derby University. 
If you need any details about events listed or have any requests please e-mail Julia at 
The judging panel is pleased to announce the shortlists for the 2023 awards as follows:- 
Solicitor of the Year - kindly sponsored by Alexander & Co  
Melanie Bridgen from Nelsons 
Adele Woods from The Smith Partnership 
Debra Morris from Affinity Law 
Junior lawyer of the Year - kindly sponsored by No 36 Chambers 
Alex Needham from Geldards 
Jessica Silvers from Family Law Group 
Alexandra Wood from Geldards 
Lifetime Achievement Award - kindly sponsored by Our Family Wizard 
Diana Copestake from Freeths 
Andrew Alexander formerly of Alexander & Co 
Ruth Jones from The Smith Partnership 


31st March 2023 at Pride Park Derby - Annual Awards Dinner - tickets now on sale - here 
10th May 2023 5pm for 5.30pm AGM University of Derby Law School 
14th March 2023 Derby City Schools Debate Final - write up and photos here 
9th February 2023 - Quiz sponsored by Verify 365 - Derby Rugby Club Haslams Lane Derby - write up and photos here 
9th December 2022 - Christmas Social at Nelsons Lodge Lane Derby - write up and photos here 
13th October 2022 - Launch of Equality, Diversity and Inclusion Committe - with panel members include , Hasnat Bashir, Theo Addae, Vee Monro and Asheidu Joel - write up and photos here 
5th October 2022 - DDLS Charity Bake Off - write up and photos here 
28th September 2022 CALM in a box event. We learned how to rebalance our work/life balance - write up and photos here 
11th August 2022 - Cricket Match against Nottinghamshire Law Society 5.30pm at Attenborough CC - write up and photos here 
7th July 2022 Derby Legal Walk - followed by drinks at The Orange Tree - drinks at The Orange Tree at 7.30pm - write up and photos here 
4th May 2022 Derby City Schools debate competition final - write up and photos here 
29th April 2022 Annual Awards Dinner at Pride Park - write up and photos here 
26th January 2022 Annual Quiz at Derby Rugby Club - write up and photos here 
5th November 2021 Annual Dinner at Pride Park DERBY write up and photos here 
22nd September 2021 Past President's Dinner at Mickleover Court Hotel Derby - write up and photos here 
30th June 2021 - Final of Derby City Schools Debate Competition - write up and photos here 
21st June 2021 - Derby Legal Walk in support of the Access to Justice Foundation - write up an photos here 
14th April 2021 Legal Skills Triathlon on Teams - run with the University of Derby Law School - an event for trainee solicitors and law students - write up and photos here 
Summer Sizzler 2017
Derby & District Law Society,  
14 Risborrow Close, Etwall, Derby, DE65 6HY 
Gold Patrons of the Society  
Hallam Wealth Management  
Silver Patrons of the Society  
Severn Trent Services 
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