Date: 14th May 2020
Time: 18:30 - 00:00
Edinburgh Corn Exchange
10 New Market Rd, Edinburgh EH14 1RJ
Please note that our LexFactor Battle of the Bands has been postponed from 12 March 2020. We have a provisional date for a rescheduled event on 14 May and will confirm this as soon as possible.
Our very own battle of the legal profession bands will raise money for the LawScot Foundation. The Foundation is our social mobility charity, and was set up in 2016 to ensure that coming from a less advantageous economic background is not a barrier to talented young people joining the Scottish legal profession.
We have five amazing bands drawn from across the legal profession. The music they perform will be lively, well known, entertaining covers.
The order of the bands below may not reflect their performance slot.
- The Argyll Cycle - Gilson Gray LLP, Ferguson & Co, HRC Recruitment and Scottish Ambulance Service;
- A Flock of Legals - Shepherd and Wedderburn LLP;
- The Submissions – Edinburgh Bar Association;
- The Paroling Stones - BTO Solicitors LLP, DWF and Faculty of Advocates;
- Bail'her' Swift – Marshall Wilson, The Law Society of Scotland and Public Defence Solicitors' Office (PDSO)
Once all the bands have performed, the judges will decide on a winning band. This band will receive the first ever ‘LexFactor Trophy’ and perform again with one track from their set list, and of course the prestige of winning the inaugural battle.
Please come along to Edinburgh’s Corn Exchange for a great night of entertainment, to support your colleagues and most importantly to raise some money for this terrific cause.
To keep up with news on bands, judges and sponsors keep an eye on the @LexFactorBattle twitter page.
If you have any questions, please email LexFactor@lawscot.org.uk
Doors open at 18:30.
Ticket Price: £13.52 (Student) / £22.15 (General Admission)
At the moment all our events are going ahead as planned, including our charity fundraising event the LexFactor Battle. We are continuing to monitor the coronavirus situation very closely and are following official guidance from the Scottish Government and NHS. One band has chosen not to perform and of course we understand and respect their decision.
What can you do to help?
Your support in following the additional hygiene and safety advice notices in place around the building and using the anti-microbial wipes, hand sanitizer and anti-bacteria wipe is appreciated.
Simple steps such as careful handwashing and sneezing into your elbow or a tissue rather than your hands can help reduce the risk of infection. People with respiratory issues should remain extra vigilant.
We have confirmed with Edinburgh Corn Exchange that they have sanitiser gel in all of the bathrooms in addition to soap and water and they have also upped their cleaning throughout events on their premises.
Please be aware that we are recommending to colleagues that they consider not shaking hands with visitors. If someone chooses not to shake hands, please understand that this is not intended to offend.
We would ask that you follow current NHS guidance, and if you have concerns about potential signs of coronavirus or have recently travelled to one of the affected countries we would ask that you do not attend meetings/events at this time. Please contact the host of your meeting as it may be that technology solutions can be used to allow participation in meetings.
For more information or advice about Coronavirus in general visit www.nhsinform.scot/coronavirus or call the NHS advice line on 111.
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