Bristol JLD Wins Big on 6 May 2011

The Bristol JLD’s Casino Royale Ball on 6th May was a spectacular success.

We are delighted to have hosted a spectacular evening of eating, drinking, networking, dancing and charity fundraising. Local paralegals, trainees and solicitors were joined for dinner by staff and LPC students from the University of the West of England‘s Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, who were once again the Ball’s Lead Sponsor.

Following the feast there were free prize draws courtesy of sponsors Hays Legal Recruitment and Wesleyan for Lawyers and a gala raffle to raise money for the group’s Charity of the Year. The money is still being counted but already Bristol JLD members looked to have raised over £3,600 for Bristol-based charity The Jessie May Trust. This record-breaking total for a single Bristol JLD event will soon be added to the proceeds from various Charity Quiz Nights and an upcoming Summer Party all in aid of this fantastic local cause.

With roving magicians, a mini-casino and some top tunes from local covers band The Moon Loungers, followed by a private disco, the fun and games lasted long into the night. There are even rumours that more than a few revellers headed into Bristol afterwards and danced into the early and not so early hours of the morning at various local nightspots!

You can view photos of the event here.

And of course, as at the end of all good Bond films, we can confirm that the Bristol JLD Ball will return 2012!

Bristol JLD Casino Royale Ball – 6th May 2011

The Bristol JLD Casino Royale Ball will be held on Friday 6th May 2011 at The Ramada Hotel, Bristol.


All profits go to help The Jessie May Trust to provide hospice care at home for children with terminal illnesses. There will also be a spectacular gala prize draw on the night as well as entertainment, music and a late licence bar and disco so that you are you can dance the night away with your fellow junior lawyers.

The Bristol JLD Casino Royale Ball is proudly sponsored by the Bristol Institute of Legal Practice, Wesleyan for Lawyers and Hays Recruitment and is open to all lawyers, trainees, solicitors, pupils, barristers, CPE, LPC and BVC law students and partners (romantic, salaried or equity).

Jessie May Trust – our charity for 2011

The JLD recently handed over  a very  impressive cheque for £3,523.33 to BrAMS, which has been our charity of 2010. We would like to say a huge ‘thank you’ to everyone who supported the JLD events during the last year.

The committee are very pleased to announce that for 2011 we will be raising money for the Jessie May Trust through our fundraising events. The Jessie May Trust is a local charity providing nursing care for children with life limiting conditions at their homes so they are near their families throughout. For more information please see the charity’s website:

We hope that our members will continue to support our fundraising events as well as they have in the past. We have set ourselves the target of raising even more money in 2011!