Dear Members,

On behalf of the Oxford Law Society, I wish to welcome you back to Oxford for Trinity Term 2017. It is my great pleasure to head up one of the university’s largest and most prestigious societies this summer, and accordingly I am relishing the weeks ahead.

Summer in Oxford is widely regarded as the highlight of the year, with long, warm evenings, leisurely afternoons spent outdoors, and a generous helping of croquet and Pimm’s. First year lawyers have finished their mods, and are considering the forthcoming vac scheme process, whilst members from other years and disciplines are exploring career options post-graduation. The Law Society committee has worked hard to marry this summer jubilation with the crucial need for career networking, and in doing so we have brought to you a selection of our most popular events.

We launch Trinity Term with the fantastic Tea and Cakes at All Bar One, where you will find copious refreshments at a perfect opportunity to meet representatives from the firm, learn more about HSF, and crucially discover what life is like as a commercial solicitor. White & Case return to host Prosecco & Canapés at Malmaison just for first years- providing a unique insight into life at an American firm and giving tips on how best to prepare for looming Vacation Scheme applications this autumn. Travers Smith also join us to bring back Tapas and Sangria, a members’ favourite, for a light-hearted yet incredibly useful evening at Al-Andalus.

We round off with the Trinity Term Ball, at the spectacular Hedsor House. The royal residence of Princess Augusta, Princess of Wales, and a favourite retreat for both King George III and Queen Victoria, this stunning country mansion with breathtaking grounds is the perfect setting for a Trinity Term ball. A popular film location, Hedsor House has stood in for The White House and Downing Street, and has been graced by the likes of George Clooney, Johnny Depp, and only in the past few weeks, the cast of ‘Made in Chelsea’. The ball promises to be a magnificent end to the year at Oxford, and I personally cannot wait.

We are continuing with the successful President’s Perks discount scheme at local businesses, and have partnered with Encore Events for exclusive club deals for our members (more information about both can be found in this term card). I am proud that we are distributing our term card exclusively online, in response to environmental considerations, and from feedback regarding changing habits of our members in how they consume information. I wish to thank the Society’s sponsors, without whom we would not be able to host such wonderful events for our members. I also wish to show my appreciation for my committee, not least Joe, Mia, and Catrin, who have worked tirelessly for the advancement of the Oxford Law Society. Finally, I warmly thank our members, as your enthusiasm and engagement are the key drivers for the Society, and the root cause of its prosperity.

Have a brilliant term, and I look forward to sharing Trinity with you.

Tom Fadden
President, Trinity 2017