2021 CLF Reception with the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP

8 December, 2021
Host/Venue: Virtual, Zoom
Supporting the NPBC

A short virtual reception was held on 8th December 2021 to celebrate the 125th anniversary of the Commercial Court of England and Wales as well as the launch of a new Guide to In House Pro Bono, produced by the GC100 and In House Pro Bono Group. The new Guide can be accessed online here.

Hosted on Zoom and with a short keynote from the Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP, attendees gathered to reflect on the year and look forward to a busy calendar for the CLF in 2022.

The reception featured remarks from:

  • Solicitor General, Alex Chalk QC MP
  • Rosemary Martin, previous GC100 Chair, Group General Counsel, Vodafone
  • Deborah Smith, Co-founder In House Pro Bono Group, Senior Counsel, Goldman Sachs
  • Robert Hanna, MD, Augusta Ventures, Event Sponsor
  • Jenny Seymour, British Paralympic Association
  • Mr Justice Robin Knowles, Chairman, National Pro Bono Centre
  • Damien Byrne Hill, Chair CLF Directory Committee, Managing Partner Disputes, Herbert Smith Freehills
  • Hilton Mervis, Chair, Commercial Litigators’ Forum, Head Commercial Dispute Resolution, Arnold & Porter

All key CLF law firms attended.

Watch a recording of the event:

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