On The Sofa Networking Event – January 2024

30th January 2024 - 18:30 to 22:00

Embark on an engaging evening at our inaugural ‘On the Sofa’ session of 2024, connecting with Bristol’s esteemed professionals. Let former Club Chairman, Mike Beesley, be your guide through the captivating career narratives and life stories of our valued Clifton Club Members. Seize this unique opportunity to cultivate meaningful business connections and gain insights into the diverse experiences that shape our vibrant community. As a gesture of hospitality, our sponsor, Cook Corporate Solicitors, invites you to savor a complimentary glass of wine, paired with a light buffet, enhancing your networking experience.

About our Guest Speaker:

Sir John Royce:

Sir John Royce, a highly esteemed High Court Judge with a rich legal career. Sir John has overseen a diverse array of high profile cases, notably prosecuting former pop-star Gary Glitter in 1999, handling the 2009 Little Teds Nursery child abuse case involving Vanessa George, and the conviction and imprisonment of ex-Lostprophets singer Ian Watkins. Knighted by Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace in 2002, his illustrious career has been characterised by a steadfast commitment to upholding justice and the rule of law.

While Sir John has previously hosted five special Club talks for Clifton Club Members, he will be joining Mike ‘on the sofa’ for a more casual interview (with plenty of opportunity for questions). Renowned for his judicial acumen and unwavering dedication to the legal profession, Sir John Royce has made lasting contributions to the judiciary, leaving an indelible impact on the legal community, both at Bristol Crown Court and beyond.


This event is proudly sponsored by Cook Corporate Solicitors. 


To book this complimentary event, please contact Hannah on membership@thecliftonclub.co.uk or call 0117 974 5039.