Previous Events – 2018

Presentation of Charitable Donation to Huddersfield Mission

Our outgoing President, Ashley Iredale, presenting a cheque for £750 to Deborah Murphy from Huddersfield Mission. Thank you to all of our members who gave so generously throughout the year, particularly at the Annual Dinner.



Huddersfield & Dewsbury Incorporated Law Society 137th Annual General Meeting 2018

The 137th AGM was held on Thursday 29 November 2018 at Chadwick Lawrence in Huddersfield.

Our outgoing President, Ashley Iredale of Schofield Sweeney, is pictured below with incoming President, Samantha Spain of Switalskis Solicitors



Uganda Twinning Committee – Curry Night Buffet

The annual curry evening was held at the Chilli Lounge. Many thanks to Ruth Coneron for providing an excellent talk on the recent trip to Uganda.



The Great Legal Quiz

The Great Legal Quiz took please on Thursday 1 November 2018 at The Corner Taphouse and was very well attended by our members as well as staff and students from the University of Huddersfield as part of Justice Week.

In addition to the quiz, hosted by our Honorary Secretary Natalie Gibson from the University of Huddersfield , there was a charity raffle. On the night £350 was raised for the Access to Justice Foundation through the Yorkshire Legal Support Trust.


Giant Pub Games Event
Thursday 20 September 2018


Members took part in our giant pub games event at the Ukrainian Club in conjunction with Sunshine Events. Giant games included Connect 4, Jenga, Skittles, Darts, Air Hockey & Table Football.


Free Risk & Compliance Training hosted by JLT Legal Practices Group

Colin Taylor, Head of Risk Management at JLT Legal Practices Group discussed “Can you make money from de-risking?”

JLT believes it is possible to reduce exposures and the costs associated by raising risk awareness among fee earners including Partners. Our lunch and learn session provided members with insights to transform the often negative attitudes to risk and compliance. The most common feedback has been “that was surprisingly informative and entertaining”. Thank you to JLT for the delicious lunch and to Chadwick Lawrence for hosting us.


Annual Softball Competition – 5 July 2018  



The Annual Softball Competition was held at the YMCA. The winning team was Walker Singleton, who were making their debut!


Annual Dinner – Thursday 31st May 2018 – Berties – Elland

The speakers for the evening were our President, Ashley Iredale and Vice President, Samantha Spain and Guest Speaker, crime author A A Dhand. Amit was raised in Bradford and spent his youth observing the city from behind the counter of a small convenience store. After qualifying as a pharmacist, he worked in London and travelled extensively before returning to Bradford to start his own business and begin writing. The history, diversity and darkness of the city have inspired his DI Harry Virdee novels, ‘Streets of Darkness’ and ‘Girl Zero’.

A charity collection for Huddersfield Mission raised over £500.  Thank you to all of our members and their guests who supported the event.


Round the Res 2018 – Scammonden Dam – Thursday 17 May


The results were:-

Fastest Running Team :    Schofield Sweeney 1

Slowest Running Team:     Ramsdens 2

Fastest Lap:   Chris Lowe from Conscious Solutions

Slowest Lap   Sue Lynch from Simpson Wood

Fastest Walkers   Schofield Sweeney

Slowest Walkers     Switalskis  The Naughty Corner

Thank you to all of our runners and walkers who participated in the event – kindly sponsored by Infotrak. See you all next year!


Cheese & Wine Evening 2018


Cheese and Wine Evening – Thursday 19 April 2018 – Hosted by Czerwiks of Brighouse and with music from The Chandeliers