LGG Weekend School 2015
On Thursday 16th April- Saturday 18th April 2015 we attended the Lawyers in Local Government Weekend School (LGG) held at Exeter University and the event did not disappoint!
The Weekend School enabled us to catch up with familiar faces both candidates and clients and also meet new faces that we could build relationships with moving forwards. As an agency, we speak to candidates and clients daily and building long term relationships is always a main priority for us, however at times logistics can hinder us being able to meet people face to face. At the Weekend School however, we were able to spend valuable time with all those we speak with daily in an informal environment.
The Weekend School offers Lawyers the opportunity to attend various talks on areas of law/topics that are of upmost importance. This year a number of the talks focused on the Care Act 2014, working with the Private Sector to recruit Lawyers and retain Local Government Lawyers, Procurement and State Aid and Local Authority Joint Ventures to name a few of the areas covered. The event started on the Thursday allowing exhibitors to set up their stands and then enjoy an evening of networking and good conversation with everyone in attendance. The exhibitors include Private Practice Firms, Chambers, Local Authorities, Legal Recruitment Agencies and those who provide legal updates and databases. The exhibitors offer free gifts, competitions and market advice to all those in attendance. This year, our hardback notebooks went down a treat with all those in attendance; along with our free pens, mugs and chocolate goodies.
The black tie dinner on the Friday evening was a chance for everyone at the event to get dressed up in cocktail dresses and three piece suits and enjoy good music and food and really let their hair down. The black tie dinner was a great success and we retired just before 6am after a long night of drinking and enjoying good conversation with clients across all sectors. The after dinner speeches really made everyone proud of the sector and the achievements to date.
The event was a great hit and is definitely worth attending for both attendees and exhibitors as it allows you the opportunity to meet with likeminded people in a more relaxed environment. This is definitely an event we will be keen to attend again.