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SOVIL News

Saturday 10 December 2016 - Guided tour of the British Museum, AGM and lunch

Our lunch and AGM took place at 12:00 on Saturday 10 December 2016 at RNIB's Judd Street office, London. The meeting was preceded by guided tours of the Egyptology Gallery at the British Museum at 10:00 and 10:15, lasting approximately 1.25 hours. The meeting was followed by drinks at the Skinner's Arms on Judd Street.

Friday 29 January 2016 - Speed interviewing event (joint event between SOVIL and Blind in Business)

This event gave visually impaired students, graduates and practitioners seeking a new job the opportunity to practice interview skills with graduate recruiters from leading law firms. There was also some time at the end of the event to network with the recruiters and fellow candidates. The event was from 18:00 to 21:00 on Friday 29 January 2016 at the offices of Freshfields, 65 Fleet Street, London EC4Y 1HT.

Saturday 14 November 2015 - AGM and lunch

Our AGM took place at 11:00 on Saturday 14 November 2015 at RNIB's Judd Street office, London. The meeting was followed by lunch and and afternoon talk by Riyaz Hazi about the challenges of studying law and finding employment as a visually impaired student.

Friday 21 November 2014 - Autumn dinner

Our Autumn dinner took place at 19:00 on Friday 21 November 2014 at the Prince of Wales Feathers, Warren Street, London.

Saturday 6 September 2014 - AGM and lunch

Our AGM took place at 11:00 on Saturday 6 September 2014 at RNIB's Judd Street office, London. The meeting was followed by lunch and a discussion about potential training workshops for members.

Thursday 21 November 2013 - Dinner

Our Autumn dinner took place at 19:00 on Thursday 21 November 2013 at the Prince of Wales Feathers, Warren Street, London.

Saturday 8 June 2013 - AGM and lunch

Our AGM took place on Saturday 8 June 2013 at 11:00 at RNIB's Judd Street office, London. The meeting was followed by lunch and a talk by Lord Colin Lowe.

Friday 26 April 2013 - Tour of the House of Lords

SOVIL members and their guests enjoyed a guided tour of the House of Lords late afternoon on Friday 26 April 2013.

Saturday 9 June 2012 - AGM and lunch

Our AGM took place on Saturday 9 June 2012 at RNIB's Judd Street office, London. The main topics of discussion were social events for the coming year and progress on updating SOVIL's website. The meeting was followed by lunch and a discussion on methods of accessing texts and other information available to the legal profession.

Friday 23 March 2012 - Afternoon tea at the House of Lords

On Friday 23 March 2012, 21 SOVIL members and their guests joined Lord Low of Dalston for a traditional afternoon tea in the Atlee Room in the House of Lords. This provided a good opportunity for members to meet and network whilst enjoying an excellent tea in a historical building. Lord Low welcomed SOVIL members and gave a short introduction to the history of the House of Lords. Thanks go to Lord Low for hosting this event.

Saturday 26 November 2011 - Autumn lunch

On Saturday 26 November 2011, a group of SOVIL members and their guests met at the offices of Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer for a 3 course meal of salmon and winter vegetable salad, loin of venison and chocolate mousse. Thanks to Freshfields for hosting this lunch at their offices and to their staff, who were extremely hospitable.

Saturday 7 May 2011 - AGM and lunch

Our AGM took place on Saturday 7 May 2011 at RNIB's Judd Street office, London. The meeting was followed by lunch and a talk by John Lafferty, former SOVIL member, on his work as a circuit judge.