What better excuse to leave the office early on a Thursday than to head to the London Young Lawyers Group’s charity boat cruise…

A group of 7 trainees (Natasza Slater, Jenny Farringdon, Jessica Smith, Julia Wookey, Claire Levy, Andrew Czechowski and Jon Janes) and 1 NQ (Alexandra Campbell) attended the boat cruise on Thursday 11 June 2015 in the glorious sunshine. 

We set off from Tower Hill on the Dutch Master and were taken east along the Thames where we took in the sights from top deck. The dress code was ‘Mad Men – Summers of the 1960s’, clearly none of the ladies forgot to accessorize with their sunglasses! 

Not only was this a perfect opportunity to take in the sights of London, enjoy a BBQ dinner and drinks, it was also a great opportunity to network with other junior members of the profession in a friendly environment. Some of the best contacts we make are those fostered when we are entering into the profession; fast forward 10 years and the trainee you met at the boat cruise could be general counsel or another source of future referrals. 

The event was a great success and not only did everyone network the night away but we also helped raise hundreds of pounds (from a raffle held on the night) for Gutsy Gastros, a charity dedicated to helping children with life-threatening chronic bowel, intestinal and gastric disorders. Howard Kennedy kindly assisted by providing a hamper as one of the raffle prizes.

If you are interested in becoming a member of LYLG, or attending future events please contact Natazsa Slater, who is on the committee.