Previous Events – 2019


Great Legal Quiz 2019 – The Corner Taphouse 


The event was a great success and well supported by a number of firms. Over £300 was raised for legal aid charities (50% to The Access to Justice Foundation and 50% divided between LawWorks and Advocate) in conjunction with the University of Huddersfield’s Legal Advice Clinic and the Law School Challenge. Congratulations to the winning team from Switalskis Solicitors.


Annual General Meeting 2019  

Notice of AGM
Report of the Committee
Letter to Members

The 138th AGM was held at Chadwick Lawrence in Huddersfield. Our outgoing President Samantha Spain of Switalskis Solicitors passed over the chain of office to President James Smith of Holden Smith Solicitors.


Lawyer Checker Cyber Crime & Fraud Seminar
26 September 2019  

Tom Lyes of Lawyer Checker provided members with a free training session on how cyber fraud is not restricted to your firm’s property department and applies across your whole business.


Dale Carnegie – Secrets of Success When Working With People Seminar – 5 September 2019  



Mark Fitzmaurice of Dale Carnegie provided members with a really entertaining training session on the secrets of success when working with people.


Marsh JLT Risk & Compliance Seminar
26 June 2019


John Kunzler of Marsh JLT gave a presentation to members on risk and compliance and also provided lunch to those attending.


Leeds Legal Walk – Monday 24 June 2019


A team of walkers, made up of Society members a number of our committee members, took part in the Leeds Legal Walk in aid of the Yorkshire Legal Support Trust. Full details of the event can be found at


Spire Barristers Training for Care Lawyers

Thank you to Spire Brristers for holding a free training seminar for care lawyers, hosted at Ridley & Hall Solicitors.



Round the Res Challenge 2019

Our Round the Res event took place on Thursday 16th May 2019 at Scammonden and was sponsored once again by Infotrack UK. Congratulations to the winning team from Schofield Sweeney Solicitors. Newcomers Holden Smith finished in second and regulars Arena Group earned the final podium place!





Huddersfield & Dewsbury Incorporated Law Society Annual Dinner




Our Annual Dinner took place once again at Berties.

Our Guest Speaker for the evening was former rugby league referee Julia Lee, sponsored by Lumley Baxter Asset Management LLP. Julia gave an inspiring talk on her life and how she became the first female referee in men’s rugby league. Guests were also treated to close up table magic by Miss Magic who was kindly sponsored by France & Associates. Arena Group kindly sponsored our arrival drinks.


District Judges Q&A Event

Our Q&A event with District Judges Woodhead and Barraclough was held on Thursday 11 April 2019 hosted by Switalskis.

Cheese and Wine Evening

Our Cheese and Wine event was held on Thursday 7 February 2019 hosted by Czerwiks of Brighouse.