Gallery: Law firm Hewitsons hosts annual reception at Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge
The Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge was packed for Hewitsons’ annual reception.
Hundreds of guests enjoyed a chance to network and took advantage of a private viewing of Feast & Fast: The art of food in Europe 1500-1800, held across three temporary exhibition galleries.
Co-curators Dr Victoria Avery and Dr Melissa Calaresu were on hand at the event last Thursday (February 6) to discuss the exhibition, which features 300 objects - including many that have been unseen in the museum’s reserves.
Colin Jones, managing partner of the law firm, pointed out that the Fitzwilliam had recently celebrated its bicentenary.
“Here are Hewitsons, we are a mere 185, based on the age of our office in Northampton,” he said.
He told guests that 24 new lawyers had joined the firm in the last 12 months across its offices, which can also be found in Cambridge, London and Milton Keynes.
And he paid tribute to the work of Lewis Isaacs, who has built the firm’s international network of trusted law firms, known as LawExchange International.
“We are absolutely delighted with what Lewis has achieved. In a few weeks’ time we will be hosting the European group of Law Exchange here in Cambridge, which is where it started.
“Lewis will also be stepping down,” said Colin.
Meanwhile the law firm has had a busy year of supporting charities.
“We’ve walked up mountains, we’ve done a lot on our bikes, we’ve used our feet, we’ve worn Christmas jumpers, we’ve done a lot of baking… all in the aim of supporting good causes in the regions in which we work,” Colin explained.
The law firm’s best known event, the annual Chariots of Fire relay race, has now raised £1.35million since it began in 1992. Last year, the race helped Addenbrooke’s Charitable Trust fit out a specialist ambulance for children.
Hewitsons’ is also among the companies supporting Cambridge charity Jimmy’s as it creates six modular units for the homeless on Newmarket Road.
“These units are going to be custom-built and designed so they can be used on temporary sites. The first will be on Newmarket Road, not far from where we are based. It’s a really fantastic project,” said Colin.
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