Asquith Society Dinner 2012

The Asquith Society, comprising OCs who are part of London’s legal community, convened at the historic Athenaeum Club on Monday 12th November 2012. The Society is a forum for discussion and socialising, with past after dinner speakers that include Sir Francis Jacobs QC, Lord Anthony Lester QC and Princess Diana’s former lawyer Anthony Julius.

The Athenauem Club is a magnificent private Club in Pall Mall, with former members that include Prime Ministers Winston Churchill and H.H. Asquith, as well as writers Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and T.S. Eliot.

The Asquith Society was founded by City solicitor Martin Day and over the years the Society grew in popularity and profile. It was then handed over to international businessman Isaac Livne, who was accompanied by Tasmin Golding, star of Britain And Ireland's Next Top Model.

The evening’s speakers were Rev. Stephen Haines and leading City solicitor Ronnie Fox.

Rev. Stephen Haines, former Chairman of the Governors of the City of London School, spoke fondly about his time at the school and praised the moral and enthusiastic character of students that the school produces.

Ronnie Fox is the Principal of Fox Lawyers. He qualified as a solicitor at the City of London law firm Herbert Oppenheimer, Nathan & Vandyk. Ronnie founded and became the first senior partner of Fox Williams in 1989. He left that firm in 2006 in order to found Fox Lawyers. He is well-known for his expertise in negotiating departure arrangements, acting for employers and for employees, for professional firms and for individual partners. Many of his employment clients are in the financial services sector and most of his partnership clients are themselves lawyers. After the dinner, he addressed the Society on how the legal profession has changed through the years through increased regulation and the proliferation of technology in communication with clients.

The evening was a great success, with the Society's members commenting on the good atmosphere and lively discussion.


If you would like to be invited to future events of the Asquith Society, please be in touch with Isaac Livne (for contact details, email Sarah Jenks at Sarah.Jenks@clsb.org.uk).