Monday, 21 May 2012

Royal Charter for legal professionals

Professionals from across Shropshire and mid Wales chartered their very own boat to celebrate the award of a new Royal Charter.

Around 40 members of the local branch of the Chartered Institute of Legal Executives (CILEx) enjoyed an evening on the Sabrina boat in Shrewsbury to mark the rare event.

Branch vice-chairman, Sophie Davies, from Martin-Kaye LLP Solicitors, said they wanted to celebrate the award in style and so decided to "charter" the boat to link in with the occasion.

"It really was a fantastic event, and we're very grateful to everyone who helped to make it such a success, particularly our sponsors No.5 Chambers and Solicitors for the Elderly," said Sophie.

Members of the group were also joined in their celebrations by the organisation's chief executive Diane Burleigh and vice-president Nick Hanning.

A raffle was held on the night, which raised £150, and the proceeds will go to the ILEX benevolent charity.

Pic: Celebrating the Royal Charter are, from left, Diane Burleigh (CILEx chief executive), Nick Hanning (CILEx vice president), and organisers Sophie Davies (Martin-Kaye LLP Solicitors) and Nicola Pearce (Wace Morgan Solicitors)