Upcoming Events

We need your input!
We are asking all of our members to help us to understand what impact the pandemic is having on your career by filling out our short survey:


Otherwise, due to the uncertain circumstances, we are reluctant to plan new events. As the nationwide lockdown lifts, our committee will be meeting to discuss the possibility of socially distanced JLD events. Details will be released on this page and our social media pages.

The safety of our members is our priority and we will therefore not rush into any decisions for the forseeable future.

In the meantime, please support our chosen charity of the year, Hope for Food (via https://www.hopeforfood.org.uk/) in the incredible work they are doing for those most at risk of the pandemic and its economic repercussions.

Previous Events

12th February – JLD and Bournemouth University Professional Engagement Event on Wednesday 12th February, 4-6pm in Bournemouth University's Cobham Building, Talbot Campus. 


This will consistent of an hour of talks about CVs and interviews by legal practitioners and an academic from Bournemouth University as well as one of their students. The second hour will provide an opportunity for you to speak to practitioners informally and individually to seek their advice and guidance about how best to achieve your goals. 


This event is aimed at those preparing to enter the job market and to help guide your development in ways that are useful for your future career prospects. It will also be useful for students applying for placements or work experience.


Please RSVP to Maria Redman (details above) if you wish to attend. Please respond at the earliest opportunity to allow us to gauge numbers.

JLD Christmas Cracker Quiz 2019

Bournemouth & District Junior Lawyers Division are pleased to announce this year's Christmas Cracker of a Quiz  - Come and join us at Revolution Bournemouth on Monday 16 December at 7:00pm.


Tickets are £5 for members and non members (friends, family, and work colleagues welcome) - With the full ticket price being donated to  Dorset Community Foundation!

There is a prize for the BEST Christmas outfit!!


Every attendee will receive a Christmas cracker, one of which will contain a VERY SPECIAL PRIZE, to be announced ahead of the QUIZ!


If you would like to enter a team (maximum of 5 persons per team) please RSVP before Monday 9 December to Danielle.Slater@LA-Law.com and make payment by BACs to:

Lloyds Bank “Bournemouth & District JLD”, account number: 00539802 and sort code: 30-92-02 // Please use a reference so we can allocate your payment i.e. “YourName/Crackers”.


If you want to quiz but do not have a team please let us know and we will do our best to place you in a team!

If you would like to order food on the night, please send your pre-orders along with your RSVP!

The menu can be found here: https://www.revolution-bars.co.uk/bar/bournemouth/menus/food-menu/


If you order food on the night, please be aware that there may be a significant wait.

We look forward to seeing you all there!


JLD AGM - Wednesday 30th October 2019

 We are pleased to bring you details of the Bournemouth & District Junior Lawyers Division’s Annual General Meeting , of which all JLD Members are welcome to attend.
This year’s AGM will be held on Wednesday 30th October 2019 at Rawlins Davy, Heliting House, 35 Richmond Hill, Bournemouth BH2 6HT. This is your opportunity to vote for who you would like to represent you on your local JLD Committee for the coming year!
Should anybody wish for something in particular to be discussed/a certain event to be put forward, please let us know in advance of the meeting.
Please arrive from 5:45pm for a 6.00pm start.
Members will have the opportunity to stand for election for the 2019-2020 Committee  
Do you want to become more involved in your local JLD? Is your firm/ chambers currently represented on the Bournemouth and District JLD Committee? Do you have ideas for future networking, social and educational events? Do you want the opportunity to get to know, and organise events for, other young lawyers in your area? If so, join your JLD Committee for 2020!
In accordance with the Bournemouth & District Junior Lawyer’s Constitution (copy available upon request), the Committee is composed of the following officers:
Vice President
LPC Representatives (of which there may be up to two)
National Representative
Publicity and Communications Secretary
Charities Officer
Sports Officer
Events Officer (social)
Events Officer (educational)
General Committee Members (of which there may be up to two)
“Job descriptions” for each role, are attached. If you would like to join the Committee, please read through these carefully and consider which role(s) you wish to stand for. Committee members must be a bona fide member of the JLD and will hold office for one year.
If you would like to stand for a position on the Committee, please would you send a short statement setting out which position you would like to stand for, why you would like to be involved, what you think you can bring to the JLD Committee together with a suggested event/venue for an event next year to our present President Rachel Murphy (rachel.murphy@kiteleys.co.uk ). We will require these statements in advance of the AGM, so the deadline for receiving these statements is Wednesday 23rd October at 1pm!
Voting will take place at the AGM by secret ballot and all votes will be won on a simple majority of votes cast by those present and voting. Unfortunately we cannot allow proxy, postal, absentee or other votes of those members unable to attend the AGM.
Thank you to all of our members for their continued support of the Bournemouth & District JLD. It has been a fantastic year!
We look forward to seeing as many of you as possible at the AGM.

Ginjams Taster Night


Join us at Ginjams for our September event! #juniorlawyers #gintasting #winetasting

JLD forum for junior lawyers

Summer Ball 2019

We are pleased to now bring you full details of our 2019 Summer Ball which will be taking place at The Cumberland Hotel, 27 E Overcliff Dr, Bournemouth BH1 3AF from 7pm!

This year’s theme is Venetian Masquerade and the dress code is Black Tie.
Tickets are just £35 per member and £45 for non-members.  Please note the final deadline for purchasing tickets is 5pm on Wednesday 19 June 2019.

Tickets include a welcome drink, three course dinner with wine on the table and entertainment from a live band.

We would like to say a very big thank you Chadwick Nott who are kindly sponsoring the drinks on the table for the evening. We will also be hosting a charity raffle, with all proceeds going to the JLD’s charity of the year Dorset Community Foundation. 

Summer Ball 2019 Sponsors



We would like to extend a special thank you to the following sponsors:

3 Paper Buildings (3PB) is one of the UK's oldest and fourth largest chambers providing a comprehensive legal advocacy and advisory service to individuals and businesses alike.


Their barristers offer legal representation and advice across the UK from six locations: London, Birmingham, Bournemouth, Bristol, Oxford and Winchester. Their 200 lawyers deliver real expertise and specialist knowledge across the full range of areas of expertise as below.

Pump Court Chambers is one of the UK’s premier common law chambers, with deep strength in civil, criminal and family law. Based in London and focusing on the South and West, their breadth of expertise and collaborative approach enable us to provide clients with joined-up, practical solutions across multiple specialisms in law. Their barristers and clerks are approachable, straightforward and focused on solving problems quickly and cost-effectively.

Welcome drinks this year have been kindly sponsored by Chadwick Nott.


With offices based in London, Bristol, Manchester, Reading and Birmingham, Chadwick Nott has established a proven track record over the last 20 years of successfully placing partners and teams, legal directors, associates, NQ solicitors, legal executives, contractors and paralegals in law firms across all parts of the UK.  With their help, these lawyers have found opportunities with the full range of law firms, from boutiques and niche firms, national names to major city, US and global law firms.

Charity Bowling Night

JLD Forum: Junior lawyer skills day (Southampton, 2 March 2019)

The Junior Lawyers Division held a free one-day career development and skills event in Southampton on 2 March in partnership with the South Hampshire JLD and the Bournemouth JLD. 


Read our article on the event here.

Networking Mexican Fiesta @ Las Iguanas, Bournemouth

Corporate Bowling Challenge

Summer Ball

Networking Drinks with Bournemouth & District CILEX

Law Care Seminar

JLD National Committee Meeting

JLD National Committee March 2017 Update
March 2017 Update.pdf
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