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News and Events

Whilst our attended events are on hold due to Covid-19, we are pleased to confirm that our Training Webinars will be proceeding via Zoom.

We hope to be able to hold our attended events again soon and we have included our timetable for this year below for your information. In the meantime we hope to see you on one of our Training Webinars.

Training Webinars:

17 September 2020 11am

Avoiding Negligence ad Complaints in Residential Conveyancing Transactions


28 September 2020 11am

Commercial Property – Searches, Enquiries and Client Inspection



About the Speaker:

Ian Quayle qualified as a solicitor and worked in private practice for 12 years specialising in property law matters generally including residential conveyancing, development work, commercial leasehold transactions and property joint ventures.

Since 1998 he worked in house and as a consultant for national house builders and national and international property developers advising on all aspects of property, landlord and tenant,transactional, and management issues. For the last 16 years Ian has provided training to the legal profession throughout England working for some of the most prominent providers of legal training as well as providing training privately to firms and organisations. This has in the main been provided via in house courses, public courses , and conferences. In addition Ian delivers webinars for a number of training providers.

In addition, Ian has delivered live and pre-recorded webinars nationally and internationally for both of the leading legal training providers and continues to do so.

Ian has delivered over 1500 training courses (all property related) for city and regional firms, local law societies, and local authorities. His style and delivery is relaxed but he is able to explain the law and practical issues relating to the training topic in a way that ensures delegates learn or
reinforce learning and derive meaningful benefit from the training provided. Feedback is always positive.

Unusually Ian is able to deliver training in both the commercial and residential property fields generating courses on a myriad of topics some of which are of general application and others more specialist and focused.

Ian lives in the North East England with his partner and travels nationally. He has numerous hobbies and pastimes including renovating a 200 year old partly derelict house ( a topic for a conveyancing course in its own right !!!)

Calendar of Events

18 February 2020 An evening with the Deputy Vice President of the Law Society of England and Wales
February/March 2020 Wine Tasting in Oxford
27 March 2020 Legal Skills Triathlon
6 April 2020 Training and Networking Day
19 June 2020 Annual Dinner and Legal Excellence Awards Ceremony
September 2020 New Qualifiers Reception
8 October 2020 Past Presidents’ Lunch
26 October 2020 Annual General Meeting and Prize Giving at Bisham Abbey
16 November 2020 Training and Networking Day
9 December 2020 Annual Carol Service at Reading Minster


All dates are subject to change and events will be confirmed and publicised to all members. If you would like further information about our upcoming events please contact us on admin@bbolawsoc.org.uk or become a member to stay up to date with all of our events and news.


Join us for the BB&O Law Society Annual Dinner in Oxford on 19th June 2020 when we will celebrate and recognise the achievements of those in the legal profession.

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The purpose of the awards is three-fold:

  • to increase public awareness of the legal profession throughout the three counties of Berkshire, Buckinghamshire and Oxfordshire and also Milton Keynes,

  • to recognise and celebrate the achievements of winning individuals and legal teams, and those shortlisted in each of the categories, and

  • to give Solicitors and their staff an increased sense of pride in what they do.

Nomination Forms (coming soon)

Click here for a copy of the entry criteria and guidance.

I have no doubt that this year’s awards will deliver on all these aims, and it has been good to see previous year’s winners publicising their successes in their literature, on their websites, through social media and in the press.

Please get involved and help to make our Legal Awards another great success. As a wise person once said….. “you have to be in it to win it”!

Please help the BB&O Law Society to support and recognise the achievements of your staff. Who knows, you could be celebrating professional recognition at our Annual Dinner and Awards ceremony on 27th September 2019 at Oxford Spires Hotel.

Booking Form (coming soon)

Good luck to everyone and I look forward to seeing you all there.

Jane Whitfield



The BB&O Law Society is a local law society which represents and supports the legal community in its area. For this reason, there are various categories of membership to choose from, which are designed to address the needs of the local profession. Membership is renewable annually and is open to all solicitors (including retired solicitors and consultants), trainee solicitors, law academics, law students, paralegals, legal executives, and in-house barristers, provided you are in our constituency. Click hereComing Soon! to apply online and for details of our membership fees.