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Law Society summer party, taking oaths and legal aid

18 June 2014

What do you call a gathering of lawyers that isn't a legal aid protest? That was the question SJ editor at large, Kevin Poulter, and I posed to our loyal Twitter followers last Wednesday as we waited patiently outside the National Portrait Gallery for the start of the Law Society's annual summer party.

The responses we received were varied. Those I can publish, and free of any profanity or a stereotypical lawyer joke, include 'WIP' and 'nonchalance'. Not bad efforts.

Once inside, we found ourselves surrounded by the great and the good of the UK legal profession. The evening itself was the usual mix of canapés, Prosecco, cocktails and networking that is synonymous with these types of events. But the surroundings of the National Portrait Gallery, and the two guided tours during the evening, added a little something extra.

Tongues began wagging in the alcoves of the Lerner Galleries as soon as the first drinks were poured. Between ...

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