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- Annual General Meeting
Our AGM will now be held on Tuesday 21 July. Formal notice will follow. This will be an online event via Zoom as it is permitted by our constitution that the members need not be in the same place. It will be possible for all members to “attend” provided they have paid their subscription for this year. We appreciate that other issues have been given priority so if you’re unsure whether you have paid please email me or our treasurer, Nigel.Packer@redkitelaw.co.uk
These remain suspended until further notice. The provisional booking for Richard Snape’s rescheduled course in July will not proceed. The next date for his usual annual update was set some time ago for 20 October and will be reviewed nearer the time.
There are lots of online information sessions dealing with practical issues around Covid-19. The Law Society, for example, is holding various seminars and, closer to home, Legal News has an interesting schedule (many in conjunction with the Law Society office in Cardiff). I will continue to pass on these details for you and other specific updates which may be of assistance. Most of these events are free of charge and some are specifically designed to release the isolation of working from home/at a distance which is a new experience for many of us.
We had reserved the Brangwyn Hall for 6 November for this year’s Annual Dinner. Sadly, as things look now it is unlikely that we will be able to hold this in the usual way and certainly not in the celebratory way we had been planning for our 60th Dinner. So, with the support of our headline sponsor, we have decided to postpone this until 2021 when we hope to make up for lost time!
As we were unable to hold our Summer Supper this year we are currently holding the date in November with the Brangwyn Hall and exploring whether we could perhaps hold a small lawyer only event with social distancing measures if they remain in place. Please keep this date in your diary for now and we’ll let you know how things work out. We may be desperate to get dressed up for a night out by then (though let’s hope we can get to the hairdressers first!!)
Although we are unable to operate in a normal fashion, the society is still here for you. Email updates will continue and you can also follow us on twitter for more immediate content @SwanseaLaw_Soc
If you have any issues that you would like to raise with the Law Society then please let us know so that these can be referred to the Wales Office and/or our Council Member as appropriate.
Life (and our profession) may never look the same for us but we all can and will adapt. With this in mind we have parked our review of our Business Plan for now so that we can identify what will really help our members when we’re through the current restrictions.