Paul Bristow, the newly elected MP for Peterborough, met with Belinda Smith, the President of the Peterborough and District Law Society, John Wright, Vice President and other Members of the Committee of the Society (shown in the above photo), on the 6th February 2020 at the Cote Restaurant in the City’s Centre.
Best-selling legal thriller 'Apple Tree Yard' author Louise Doughty is doing a reading of her next novel in Peterborough.
'Platform Seven' is set at Peterborough train station with a strong legal back story. The reading will take place at the John Clare Theatre on Friday 15 November, 7pm.
Tickets are £5 and further details are available here:
On behalf of the Peterborough and District Law Society, all members of your firm are invited to our Annual Quiz hosted by Paddy Appleton (Hunt & Coombs) from 6:15pm (for a 6:30pm start) on Wednesday 26 June 2019.
The theme this year is “Family!”. Why not put together a team and challenge the reigning champions, Peterborough Magistrates’ Court, to the top spot?
What: Annual Quiz
When: 6:15pm on Wednesday 26 June 2019
Where: Harry’s Café & Bar (part of Solstice), Northminster Road, Peterborough, PE1 1YN
Price: £13.50 per head including a buffet (subsidised by PADLS). Please let us know if you have any dietary requirements on booking.
Deadline for booking: Friday 14 June 2019
There will be a maximum of 6 people per team. If you do not have a team and would like to attend, please email us and we will try our best to fit you into another team.
This is one of our most popular events, so we hope to see as many regular Quiz attendees as possible. We are also keen to encourage new people to attend! Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for ticket sales is Friday 14 June 2019 and payment is also required on that date.
Please email Micheala or Rebecca (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) to book your place. Please make cheques payable to ‘Peterborough and District Law Society’ and send them to Micheala Drazek at Greenwoods GRM LLP, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, PE1 1JE.
Micheala Drazek & Rebecca Rudge
Joint Social Secretaries of the Peterborough and District Law Society
This year’s Annual Quiz took place at the Brewery Tap on Wednesday 27 June and, as ever, was formulated and hosted by Paddy Appleton (Hunt and Coombs).
We had 7 teams to battle for the Lawrence Bruce Memorial Shield including people from Greenwoods GRM LLP, Hegarty Solicitors LLP, Hunt & Coombs, Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar, Peterborough Magistrates, Stapleton and Son Solicitors and Sloan Plumb Wood LLP.
Paddy baffled us all with his challenging number themed questions including a final “killer” round. There were some high scores and for several rounds the scores were extremely close between a number of teams. In the end “Whatever” (Peterborough Magistrates Court) were crowned champions, stealing the title from Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar and being presented with a bottle of champagne and the Lawrence Bruce Memorial Shield.
Through the sale of raffle tickets, we managed to raise a fantastic £85.00 for Peterborough Soup Kitchen so thank you very much for your generosity! Well done to Hazel Chapman on winning a bottle of champagne and Steph Hunter (Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar) on winning a dessert themed box of chocolates.
“My Personal Favourites” (aka Hunt & Coombs) took home the wooden spoon prize - a numbers sticker book which included gold star stickers.
We would like to say a big thank you to the Brewery Tap for hosting and providing the delicious buffet.
Last but not least, thank you to Paddy for being an excellent Quizmaster and to Hazel for keeping score.
Rebecca & Ollie
On behalf of the Peterborough & District Law Society
All members of your firm are invited to the Summer Annual Quiz hosted by Paddy Appleton (Hunt & Coombs). Details below:
6pm on Wednesday 27 June 2018
The Brewery Tap, 80 Westgate, Peterborough, PE1 2AA
£13.50 per head including a Thai buffet (subsidised by PADLS) (please let us know if you have any dietary requirements on booking)
Deadline for booking
Wednesday 20 June 2018
There will be a maximum of 5 people per team. If you do not have a team and would like to attend, please email us and we will try our best to fit you into another team.
We know that this is one of our most popular events so we hope to see as many regular Quiz attendees as possible and are also keen to encourage new people to attend! Tickets will be sold on a first come, first served basis. The deadline for ticket sales is Wednesday 20 June 2018. Please note that payment will also be required on Wednesday 20 June.
Please email Rebecca or Ollie (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) to book your place. Please make cheques payable to ‘Peterborough and District Law Society’ and send them to Rebecca Rudge, Greenwoods GRM Solicitors, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, PE1 1JE.
Thank you to everyone who attended PADLS’ 88th Annual Dinner on Friday 13 April at the Haycock Hotel, Wansford.
There were 120 attendees from a mixture of local firms including; Belinda Smith & Co, Buckles Solicitors LLP, Fenners Chambers, Greenwoods Solicitors LLP, Hegarty LLP, Hunt & Coombs, Metcalfe Copeman & Pettefar, Regency Chambers, Serjeant & Son, Sloan Plumb Wood and Taylor Rose Law.
We would specifically like to thank our Distinguished Guests for attending the evening: such as the Mayor and Mayoress of Peterborough, the Very Reverend Chris Dalliston, Honour Judge Enright (Guest Speaker), District Judge Matthews, District Judge Sheraton, Chief Executive Officers of Vivacity and Opportunity Peterborough, presidents from neighbouring law societies and some past presidents (amongst others).
We would also like to thank our sponsors: Annecto Legal, Geodesys, Law Select, MBL Seminars, the Peterborough Chartered Insurance Institute and Regency Chambers.
The evening began with a short drinks reception in the bar where guests enjoyed music by the Dave Johnson Jazz Duo and were photographed by Stacey Sowter of SnapHappy Club. We were then seated in the Ballroom where Belinda Smith (PADLS’ President) briefly welcomed our guests and thanked a number of individuals and organisations for their continued support to help make the event a success.
Belinda Smith then gave her main address and introduced the guest speaker, Honour Judge Enright, who entertained us with stories of life at the local judiciary - a topic which proved most entertaining! District Judge Sheraton then presented 3 small gifts to Olivia Chalmers (Hunt & Coombs), Rajinder Kaur (Taylor Rose) and Abigail Mehta (Hegarty) for qualifying to the roll of solicitors since our last Annual Dinner.
Finally, we heard from Peter Sara about the work of Marie Curie before winners of the charity raffle were chosen. Congratulations to everyone who won one of our raffle prizes. We raised an amazing £837.75 for Marie Curie.
Photos from the evening are now available in the blog section at http://www.snaphappyclub.co.uk/
If you have any feedback or comments about the evening, we would love to hear from you as we are keen to pass these comments on to the new Social Secretaries, Oliver Flowers and Rebecca Rudge, so they can start to plan next year’s Annual Dinner. Oliver and Rebecca look forward to welcoming you all again next year for our 89th Annual Dinner.
Thank you so much to everyone for their support and attendance at events over the past 6 years and we look forward to attending future dinners as guests.
Kirstie & Stephanie
On behalf of the Peterborough & District Law Society
Peterborough and District Law Society’s 88th Annual Dinner - Friday 13 April 2018
On behalf of the Peterborough and District Law Society, all members of your firm are cordially invited to our 88th Annual Dinner.
Friday 13 April 2018
The Ballroom at the Haycock Hotel, Wansford, Peterborough, PE8 6JA
Drinks reception at 7pm for a sit-down meal at 7.45pm
Tickets are priced at £50.00 per head, with a reduced price for trainee solicitors/pupils/NQs (qualified since 1 March 2017) of £30.00 per head
The price includes a three-course meal, cheese and biscuits, tea and coffee, some wine and entertainment. Tables will be tables of 10.
Our Guest Speaker will be His Honour Judge Enright, one of our local judiciary who has supported PADLS for several years.
We are departing from the formal awards presented in previous years and are intending to make a small presentation to those who have been admitted to the roll in the last 12 months.
Accommodation and parking
If our attendees would like to stay overnight at the Haycock on the night of the Annual Dinner, the cost of a double room with single occupancy is £79 or £85 with breakfast. Please liaise with the Haycock Hotel directly to make any bookings: http://www.macdonaldhotels.co.uk/our-hotels/the-haycock-hotel/
Car parking is available on site.
On behalf of the Peterborough and District Law Society, all members of your firm are invited to our Christmas Gathering from 6pm to 8pm on Tuesday 5 December 2017.
Mulled wine, mince pies and carols
6pm to 8pm on Tuesday 5 December 2017
The Knights Chamber, Peterborough Cathedral
£10 per head including a raffle ticket for your chance to win one of two M&S Christmas Gift Bags
(the event will be paid for by PADLS and the full £10 will be donated to Peterborough 900)
Deadline for booking and payment
Friday 24 November 2017
The closest car park is the Market Street Multi-Storey.
Please email Kirstie or Steph (firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com) to book your place. Please make cheques payable to ‘Peterborough and District Law Society’ and send them to Kirstie Goulder, Greenwoods Solicitors LLP, Monkstone House, City Road, Peterborough, PE1 1JE.
We hope to see you there!
PADLS social events are held periodically throughout the year and are open to all members.