Yorkshire Law Banquet 2018

The 142nd Annual Dinner of the Sheffield & District Law Society took place on Friday, 9th February 2018 in the Cutlers’ Hall, a magnificent venue steeped in history and grandeur.  A Grade ll listed building in Sheffield, the Hall is the headquarters of the Company of Cutlers in Hallamshire.


The highlight of the Society’s social calendar, this prestigious event was sponsored by Future Climate Info, and supported by our many other sponsors, the local legal community, and a number of honoured guests.


After a sparkling drinks reception, the evening commenced with a welcome, noting the centenary  year of the end of the ‘Great War’, by the Society’s president, Mr Charles Neal.  He extended his thanks to the speaker, Her Honour Judge Sarah Wright, and also to the sponsors for all their support for the evening.


There followed a delicious banquet of smoked salmon or wild mushroom terrine, braised shoulder of ‘seven hills’ lamb or a vegetable stuffed pastry crown, vanilla baked cheesecake and chocolate truffles and port.  Again, there was a delicious cheese table with crackers, grapes and chutney,  beautifully decorated and themed by our sponsors, Exclusive Party – with a wonderful array to choose from, accompanied by port.


Guests were entertained by a most entertaining speech, full of amusing anecdotes and experiences, by Her Honour, Judge Sarah Wright.


Sponsors provided generous donations for the raffle, collections for which took place during dessert.  Prizes ranged from champagne, fujitsu scanner SV600, Bang & Olufsen Headphones, £100 High Street Vouchers, Afternoon tea for two, Michael Palin signed books, a cut and blow and  pizzas and cocktails.  The generosity of both sponsors and guests raised over £1000 for the Sheffield Carers Centre.


In addition, an auction of a Raymond Weil watch from H.L.Brown, raised  £500, and a holiday in South West France raised £1,500 for the charity.


Carriages arrived at 1am to whisk guests away!


The Society greatly appreciates the support from those who helped to create a truly memorable.


We would also like to take the opportunity to thank all our sponsors. Without their ongoing support this event would not have been possible. The sponsors of the evening were:


Headline Sponsor – Future Climate Info

Table prize sponsors – X-Press Legal Services

Cheese and port sponsors – Seven Bedford Row

Truffle and port sponsors – Arena Group

Course Sponsors:

RBS The Royal Bank of Scotland

CRA Legal


General sponsors:

Proctor & Co

Exclusive Party

BPP University Law School