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On Friday 22nd October BCL Legal directors Mark Levine, Vicky Clark and James Batt, together with in-house legal consultants Victoria Moore and Ruth Taylor, attended the Annual Commerce and Industry North West Dinner at the Lowry Hotel in Manchester.
Guests of BCL Legal included prominent legal counsel and heads of legal from the region such as David Wilson from Makro, Paula James from AstraZeneca, Rachel Dolby and Lisa Hulme from Balfour Beatty as well as in-house counsel from Manchester City Football Club, United Utilities and BAE Systems.
The night began with a champagne reception and the legendary crooner Cole Page who later in the evening managed to persuade some to join in a la karaoke. The evening was a great success with Edward Smethurst, Chair of the Group, leading the show in his characteristic way that everyone always looks forward to.
The night raised over £5000 for Cancer Research with one auction prize achieving a record bid of £1000. Guests also enjoyed the raffle with prizes kindly donated by fellow guests. Many danced late into the night to 70s girl-band Boogaloo.
Mark Levine commented; ‘It was great to say the night was another huge success. The event really works and people enjoy taking time out of their busy lives to catch up once a year in a fun environment. It’s an occasion we always look forward to and as always we extend our gratitude to Edward for letting us sponsor the event once again’.