C&I Group Events
The team at QC legal attended the Commerce & Industry Groups’ North West Annual Dinner and Awards Ceremony – an excellent evening, not only displaying the diverse breadth of talent in-house within the North West but also raising money for a great cause in the process.
The Law Society’s North West Commerce and Industry Group are in their fifth year and aim to offer in-house lawyers the opportunity to network with like-minded lawyers working for businesses within the region.
The winners on the night included Susan Dennehy, of Manchester-based insurer Swinton, who received the prestigious ‘In House Lawyer of the Year’ award, Karen Caswell of BAE Systems who was honoured with ‘Young In-House Lawyer of the Year’, API Group who took home the ‘In House Deal of the Year’ and the team at boohoo.com who were presented with the ‘In House Team of the Year’ accolade.
There were over 350 attending the event, sponsored by Pannone Corporate, and there was an emotional thank you from Dr Allan Jordan for the continued support, with well over £45,000 raised from the events in the last couple of years all going towards the new Manchester Cancer Research Facility.
We witnessed a rebirth of the C&I group in Yorkshire earlier in the year as they hosted a celebratory night at the Candlebar in Leeds. Though the group is still in its infancy, if they grow anything like their Manchester counterpart, they can offer a solitary In-House Lawyer an exciting platform to develop, grow their network and abolish the myth that it’s a lonely existence making the move In-House!