We have that 'back to school' feeling!

Summer is over and we've been focusing our minds to finalising our autumn and winter events schedule, which we've shared with you below. 

There are some fantastic social and professional update events lined up, from an afternoon with the SRA - to update us on the new Code of Conduct (in collaboration with The Law Society Wales office) - to our Children's Christmas party 2019 and the Cardiff Legal Walk 2019. 

Read on and book your place for our FREE events for members, with more to be announced VERY SOON!

We also have some exciting news and event updates from our Annual Sponsors, read on for more!

We had a fantastic time celebrating the diversity and strength in support for the LGBTQ community in Cardiff and beyond this summer, in partnership with the SRA and The Law Society (Wales).

Click here for the full report, plus pictures!
CDLS Managing Partners & Directors Lunch 2019

We hosted another busy and successful annual lunch for legal practice owners, directors and partners on Friday 20 September at the Hilton Cardiff. 

The theme this year was mental health and wellbeing in the workplace. One of our President's charities of the year, LawCare, shocked many with the number of lawyers approaching the national organisation for advice on a daily basis and shared their latest initiatives with us. We strongly advise that you visit its website to download some useful information packs and contacts to use in your own firm. 

Our lunch sponsors Kaplan Altior and Yolk Legal Recruitment shared some of their own food for thought, addressing how the role and expectations of the profession can have an often unique impact on mental health and wellbeing and Yolk shared the findings of its recent wellbeing survey. Respondents to the survey practice in Cardiff and the report is well worth a read. To request a free copy please contact Sarah Castle at Yolk Recruitment.

Discounted Kaplan Altior training for Yolk Recruitment clients!

Cardiff-based legal training provider, Kaplan Altior, has partnered with Yolk Recruitment to offer its wide range of training services at an exclusive rate.
Through this partnership, Yolk’s clients will benefit from an exclusive discounted rate on courses like Continued Professional Development (CPD), Higher Rights of Audience and the Professional Skills Course.

Click here for details.
Matter Centre launched by GlobalX

GlobalX - our preferred searches software provider - launches 'Matter Centre' for lawyers; built right here in Wales!

Save time & money compliantly
by streamlining your conveyancing processes with our automated software solution

Click here for more information.

Thursday 10th October 2019
Starting from Cardiff Crown Court
Registration on the day open from 16:30 (please check walk start times when registering)


Join CDLS & make this year's Three Courts Walk greater than ever!

The need for free legal advice centres has grown in the past few years. The recession has increased poverty and reduced support services. Meanwhile funding for the advice centres themselves has reduced.

The prestigious Cardiff Legal Walk, which includes a 10K walk and the shorter, 'Three Courts Walk' takes place on the 10th October 2019 starting at Cardiff Crown Court and followed by a reception.

Join CDLS in supporting the prestigious Reaching Justice Wales to help raise funds so they can grant donations to:
  • Prevent families being made homeless
  • Prevent destitution
  • Help older people gain the support to which they are entitled
  • Help women and children who have been trafficked for domestic servitude or prostitution.
Why walk?

We simply can’t overcome the effects of the huge reduction in government and local authority funding over the past few years.  What we can do is to ensure that many of the people most in need get help that would otherwise have been denied.

By taking part in the Cardiff Legal Walk and seeking sponsorship from your friends, family and colleagues, you will be helping to secure vital funds needed for this important cause.

Register as an individual walker (and join our team) or a team from your firm. We'll see you there!
17 October 2019
15:30 - 17:30
@ The Law Society (Wales): 
Capital Tower, Greyfriars Road, Cardiff CF10 3AG

Event: New SRA Code of Conduct

The SRA is coming to town! Hear what it has to say about the new Code of Conduct. Use this FREE member event to ask your questions & raise concerns.

CDLS has invited the Solicitors Regulation Authority (SRA) to host an event in Cardiff to highlight the new Code of Conduct.

We are delighted to partner with The Law Society (Wales), which has provided its Cardiff office for the event.

This is a FREE event for Cardiff & District Law Society members, however if you're not yet a member please come along and feel free to introduce yourself to our Committee.


Want to know more about Employee Ownership?

Wales Co-op’s Think Employee Ownership campaign is hosting a 'Think Employee Ownership Breakfast Seminar' on Thursday 26th September in Cardiff.

This free event, run by Social Business Wales, aims to educate those working in professional services about this type of business ownership model.
Click here to book.
Join CDLS for a festive, informal drink on your way home - to catch up with colleagues, peers and friends at the Laguna Bar, Park Plaza Cardiff. 

FREE first drink for CDLS members. 

Click below to register - just so we know how much space to save at the bar!


I look forward to seeing you soon.

Best wishes,

Steve Roberts
Cardiff & District Law Society

Our Annual Sponsors:

Please click here for further information about the services we provide or contact the team by email at or call us on 029 20829 000.

Baldwins has a comprehensive forensic accounting service offering to assist with financial and quantification issues in family, civil and criminal cases for members of the CDLS.

Yolk Recruitment is proud to be the preferred supplier of legal recruitment services to Cardiff & District Law Society.

If you're looking for a new challenge or have a role to fill, click here.

GlobalX is the preferred conveyancing searches provider for CDLS.

Click here for service information / contact details for its helpful Cardiff-based but international team.

Emma Waddingham Consulting has already created captivating Marketing & Event projects for serious UK legal brands.

Emma Waddingham is a 'Marketing & More' consultant who's passionate about the legal sector & believes outstanding people, services & ideas deserve a voice that's heard above the rabble. Are you ready to be our next big thing? Contact Emma today for your CDLS discount!

For your member benefits, events, news & more, visit

For enquiries regarding our events and news, please contact
Emma Waddingham, CDLS Hon. Secretary, Marketing.

Copyright © 2019 Cardiff & District Law Society, All rights reserved.

Want to change how you receive these emails?
You can update your preferences or unsubscribe from this list

Email Marketing Powered by Mailchimp