Posted 17.11.17

Newly Qualified Solicitor Admissions Ceremony 2017 a huge success!

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Our 2017 Admissions Ceremony to welcome recently qualified lawyers into the profession was held on 15 November in the Main Hall of Cardiff Crown Court.

Our President, Rachelle Sellek led proceedings with senior members of the judiciary also attending. Her Honour Eleri Rees, Recorder and Senior Judge at Cardiff Crown Court and His Honour Robert Harrison, Senior Circuit Judge and Designated Civil Judge, Wales were resplendent in their ceremonial gowns and we were very grateful for them giving up their time. It was also excellent to see so many representatives from Council attend. 

Rachelle Sellek gave a welcoming address followed by His Honour Robert Harrison. Both emphasised the achievements of those who have just qualified.  The recipients came up to collect their certificates and have their photographs taken with the judges and the President. Definitely one for the family albums!  Her Honour Eleri Rees closed the official proceedings and encouraged the young lawyers to consider becoming a Judge in due course. 


Formalities were followed by a reception at 29 Park Place and we are grateful to Phoenix Legal Services for sponsoring the reception.  

It was lovely to be able to chat to the new solicitors and their guests in a more relaxed atmosphere and the feedback from all was that it had been a very enjoyable occasion. One set of parents remarked that it had been so worthwhile travelling up from Carmarthen for the Ceremony.

Given that parents provide so much support to their children it was pleasing to be able to include them in marking their achievements. Not all parents are able to attend The Law Society Admissions Ceremony in London and we were pleased to be able to invite them to Cardiff. 

We wish all our newly qualified solicitors the very best for a long and successful career!


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