On Thursday 23rd February we held our first ever Australian and New Zealand Solicitor's Wine Tasting event in London.
It was a huge success. It was held at the Australian Bronte Bar on the Strand on their mezzanine floor in conjunction with the "Antipodean Sommelier" presenting 7 premier Australian and New Zealand wines.
Despite Storm Doris, we filled the space with approximately 50 people consisting of solicitors at premier US firms, magic circle firms, top city firms and in major corporate in-house positions.
It kicked off at 6.30pm and was due to finish at 9 pm but all the guests were around at 10pm spilling on to 11pm! The environment was completely relaxed and we struggled to hear the wine sommelier at times given the amount of constant conversation and buzz in the room.
We had consultants from our London PP (Luke Woodward), In-house (Brian Littleton and David Cartwright), Interim (Charlie Compton) and International (Holly Woodhouse and Claire Venables) teams attend and just about every consultant spoke to every solicitor there. A special thank you for the exceptional networking done by all of the team.
We have already had extremely strong feedback asking when the next event will be and mentioning how useful it was to have a forum to meet other Aus/NZ lawyers with similar experiences and also to discuss the market with all the different relevant specialist consultants. Referrals and direct new candidates from the event for different teams are a certainty and depending on the return on investment over the coming months, this could become a bi-annual event it was so well received.
A special final thanks to Holly who spear headed the organisation for this event along with Claire, Becca and Mel.
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