10 Nov


06:30 PM - 01:00 AM


The Coal Exchange Hotel, Cardiff, CF10 5FQ

Non-Members Price

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The President of Cardiff and District Law Society invites you to join us for our 2023 Annual Dinner – an unmissable opportunity to catch up with peers, colleagues, friends & clients, and to celebrate our annual award winners.

The Cardiff & District Law Society Annual Dinner will be hosted at the historic Coal Exchange Hotel in Cardiff Bay.

We are delighted to offer a fantastic evening of socialising, a three-course gourmet dinner, with a special guest speaker and the announcement of our annual award winners, followed by dancing and networking at the fully-stocked bar. Everyone is welcome to join us.

CDLS members and JLD members can also benefit from a booking discount.

Our President, Jenine Abdo, invites our members, those working in and with legal brands in and around Cardiff, affiliated industries and law students to join us on Friday 10th November 2023 for a night filled with entertainment and celebration of our successful, sustainable, innovative and internationally regarded law Society members and legal community.

Guest speaker

We are delighted to announce our inspirational speaker for the evening, Olympic Medal Winner Inspirational and Motivational Speaker, Jamie Baulch.


Booking is now open. CDLS members can use our discounted member rate when booking individual tickets and tables. If you are unsure of your member status, please email

  • Individual Tickets (CDLS Members): £70 pp
  • Individual Tickets (Non Members): £80 pp
  • Table of 10 (CDLS Members): £700
  • Table of 10 (Non Members): £800


The CDLS annual awards are open for entry. The winners will be announced at our annual dinner. This year’s categories are open to members and non-members in law firms, barristers chambers, in house practices and law students (as applies per category). The categories are:

  • Equality, Diversity & Inclusion Champion of the Year
  • Best Access to Justice (Pro Bono) Initiative of the Year
  • Rising Star of the Year

Judges: The awards will be judged by way of a vote by the Cardiff & District Law Society presidential team, led by Jenine Abdo, and our honorary secretaries.

Deadline for entries: 20th October 2023, by midnight.

For the full criteria and entry details, CLICK HERE.


Sponsorship packages and programme advertising rates are now available! Please email for more information.


  • 6:30pm: Start the night off at our sparkly drinks reception
  • 6:45pm: Call to Dinner
  • 1:00am: Carriages

Dress Code

Black Tie, Ball Gowns or Cocktail Dresses


You can pay via Eventbrite when ordering or choose to pay offline. Please include details of the organisation you wish us to invoice, where to send the invoice and how you wish to pay (BACs or Cheque). Your ticket(s) cannot be confirmed until payment has been made.

For all payment enquiries, please email

Wine Pre-Orders

A wine pre-order form will be sent to you / your table’s lead contact once we have received payment for your booking.

Details on where to send these and the deadline will be shared here soon.

Dietary Requirements

Please send us your guests’ dietary requirements to no later than Friday 27 October 2023 in order for us to ensure that the venue can accommodate your needs.


Any Annual Dinner enquiries should be sent to our Administrator via email, at:

Interested in supporting this year’s event?

Reach key decision-makers and raise your profile at our popular annual event for the legal sector in the Cardiff and District areas.

Please contact us for a copy of this year’s sponsorship packages and programme advertising rates, via

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Please book via Eventbrite, opting to pay online or request an invoice from our team. Please note: your booking will not be confirmed until payment has been received.