2 night stay in luxury hotel Vivenda Miranda Algarve Portugal

2nd Annual Lawyers Photography Competition

(to enter our cpmpetition – email – colin@lawyersbdc.com)

PRIZE:  2 night stay (including dinner on one evening) at the luxury boutique hotel Vivenda Miranda, Algarve Portugal



Friday, 28 April 2017

Good afternoon,

We have an amazing prize for one of our winners of our *2nd Annual Lawyers’ Photography Competition* – a 2 night stay (including dinner on one evening) at the luxury boutique hotel Vivenda Miranda in the Algarve Portugal.

Vivenda Miranda

The Telegraph on 23 December 2016 recommended Vivenda Miranda in an article entitled “The top 5 beach holidays in Portugal for 2017”.


The sweeping sands of Porto de Mos are overlooked by dramatic multicoloured cliffs, which, further along the coast, harbour hidden caverns and pretty archways. This is why the Algave is such a coveted holiday destination.

Ochre-coloured Vivenda Miranda, once a private home, is perched atop the cliffs and is a spectacular spot to while away lazy days. Its 26 rooms offer wonderful sea views, while its verdant garden, studded as it is with palm trees, juts out to cliff edge and overlooks the golden sands below.

It’s all about pandering to pleasure here; Neal’s Yard has just opened its first overseas spa at the hotel, while the kitchen serves delicious dishes that make good use of local produce. The path down to the beach, which wends past the swimming pool, is the gateway to some great walks.

(The Telegragh, 23 December 2016)

I’m a big fan of Vivenda Miranda – it is one of my favourite boutique hotels in the Algarve. 🙂  I had a wonderful dinner there last Saturday night – I didn’t want to leave!!


Video:  Vivenda Miranda

I took this video on my iphone (28 seconds) last week at Vivenda Miranda to give you an idea of what it’s like 🙂


YOUR PHOTO

If you would like to enter our competition, I’d love to see your photo.

The theme is “TRAVEL”

All you need to do is:

Email your travel photo to me (colin@lawyersbdc.com) and tell me where the photo was taken.  The photo must be taken by you (!) – oh and you must be a lawyer to enter our competition!.

Colin

E: colin@lawyersbdc.com 

Photographs: Some photos submitted for our 2017 competition

You may be interested to see some of the stunning photos that have been submitted for this year’s competition.


Photo from Gordon Finlayson  |  General Counsel at HBO Europe


Photo from Sylvie Vollet, General Counsel Airties Wireless Networks  |  Paris


Photo from Adrian Jewel, Legal Counsel at Alberta Justice  |  Canada 


Photo from Nick Webb, General Counsel (Energy Trading & Markets) Centrica  |  London


Photo from Linda NiChualladh, Legal & Regulatory Counsel at An Post  |  Dublin


Photo from Mo Zain Ajaz, General Counsel and Head of Professional Services at National Grid Property  |  London


Photo from Funke Abimbola, General Counsel of Roche UK  |  London


Photo from Vincent Couteau, Group IP Counsel at Atos International |  Brussels


Photo from Jennifer McElroy  |  Senior Compliance Officer at Legg Mason, New York


Photo from Stephen Browne, Legal Counsel at Tink Labs  |  Hong Kong


Photo from Ching Chua, Senior Counsel at Hewlett Packard  |  Hong Kong


Photo from Kay K.W Pang  |  APAC Legal Counsel at Cloudera, Singapore


Photo from David McDonnell, Legal Counsel at Blackrock  |  London


Photo from Dana Denis-Smith, CEO Obelisk Support  |  London


Photo from Sean Thomas,  Legal Counsel at Hewlett Packard Enterprise  |  London


Photo from Ciaran McGonagle, Legal Counsel at Deutsche Bank  |  London


Photos from Laura Murphy, Legal Counsel at PaySafe Group  |  London


Photo from Darryl Coulter, Senior Legal Counsel at Hitachi Consulting  |  London


Photo from Amy Weston  |  Senior Legal Counsel at Citco


Photo from Gareth Byrne  |  Senior Counsel at Bord Gais Energy, Ireland


Photo from Fionnuala Power  |  Legal Counsel at Vodafone


Photo from Keith Ruddock, Visiting Professor  in Law at the University of Strathclyde  |  Former FTSE 100 General Counsel of the Weir Group plc


Photo from Megan Castellano  |  Lawyer at Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer


Photo from Melinka Berridge, Partner at Kingsley Napley  |  London

Photo from Jennifer Halpin  |  Partner at McCann FitzGerald, Dublin


Photo from Leanne Kelly  |  Partner at Mason Hayes & Curran Solicitors, Dublin


Photo from Imogen McGrath  |  Barrister, Dublin


Photo from Eoghan Clogher  |  Lawyer at Arthur Cox


Photo from Alison O’Mahony  |  Lawyer at William Fry


Photo from Patrick Munnelly  |  Lawyer at Arthur Cox


Photo from Julie Doyle  |  Lawyer at Beauchamps Solicitors, Dublin


Photograph from Cian Moriarty  |  Lawyer at Fachtna O’Driscoll Solicitors, Cork Ireland


Photo from Gemma O’Farrell  |  Lawyer at Arthur Cox


Photo from Miranda Brawn, Senior Finance, Legal & Diversity Executive  |  London


YOUR PHOTO:  TO ENTER

To enter our competition, all you need do is:

  1. Send us in your photo !  

  2. The theme is “TRAVEL”

  3. Tell us where your photograph was taken.

  4. Oh, you must be a lawyer!


    Email:  colin@lawyersbdc.com


Our 1st Annual Lawyers’ Photography Competition – 2016

There was a great reaction to our competition last year with lawyers sending us in photos from all around the world.  We had a wonderful JUDGE  – Laurence McMahon (a former lawyer and now a professional commercial photographer based in Dublin).

Laurence had a difficult job deciding on 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in our competition.

Laurence McMahon of Laurence J Photography



Our 1st Annual Lawyers’ Photography Competition – 2016

There was a great reaction to our competition last year with lawyers sending us in photos from all around the world.  We had a wonderful JUDGE  – Laurence McMahon (a former lawyer and now a professional commercial photographer based in Dublin).

Laurence had a difficult job deciding on 1st, 2nd and 3rd places in our competition.

Laurence McMahon of Laurence J Photography

Laurence McMahson


The Winner

of our

1st Annual Lawyers’ Photography Competition 

Fiona Keddie, General Counsel at glh.

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Photo credit: FIONA KEDDIE | General Counsel

In the words of our Judge:

Fiona’s photograph taken on a river in Cambodia caught my eye. It  has a painterly feel to it.  Love the muted tones and moody nature which are amplified by the stillness of the water.  I am wondering what is around the corner.


Photo below of our winner, Fiona, receiving her prize which was presented at our General Counsel Summit last November.


You can see more of Fiona’s photographs on the link below:

Fiona Keddie – Photographs


2nd PLACE

Eleanor Geraghty,  Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells.

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Photo credit: Eleanor Geraghty | Senior Associate at Hogan Lovells

According to our Judge:

Eleanor’s photograph of horses on a beach in Donegal, Ireland grabbed my attention.  I like the panoramic crop  which really suited this photo.  Like the feeling of space and the colour of the sand as against the sky.

You can see more of Eleanor’s photos on this link:

Eleanor’s photographs


3rd PLACE

Michelle Geraghty, Legal Counsel at Afilias plc  (no relation to our 2nd place winner!)

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Photo credit: Michelle Geraghty | Legal Counsel at Afilias Plc

Our Judge said:

Nicely captured.  A lovely summery feel with the blues and greens.  Like the way the focus is on steps with island in background.  Tells a nice story.


You can see more of Michelle’s photos on this link:

Michelle’s photos


SOME PHOTOS ENTERED IN OUR

1ST ANNUAL LAWYERS’ PHOTOGRAPHY COMPETITION 

You may be interested to see a few more of the photos that were entered in our competition.


THANK YOU

A big thanks to all of you who shared your travel pics with us last year.  I look forward to seeing your photos again this year.


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For those of you unfamiliar with the CLUB, it was established in London in 2011.

Since then, we have organised 55+ guest speaker events, exclusive GC private-dining events, roundtables and Summits. Our events have been held at our international chapters in London, Dublin, Dubai, Boston, New York and San Francisco.

Our TALKS have been on topics such as leadership, management, business skills, networking, personal branding, psychology, etc.


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Colin Carroll

Email:  colin@lawyersbdc.com

Website:  www.lawyersbdc.com 

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Previous guest speakers include:
| The Chairman of Goldman Sachs International | The Deputy Chairman of Saatchi & Saatchi | The CEO of PayPal (MENA) | The CEO of Hogan Lovells | The CEO of O2 / Telefonica | The CEO of Saatchi & Saatchi (MENA) | The CEO of PwC (Ireland) | The CEO of Bank of Ireland (UK) | The CEO of Sunderland FC | The CEO of the Law Society of England & Wales |  The GC of the Intercontinental Hotels Group | The GC of The Weir Group plc | The GC of Manchester United FC | The Irish Ambassador to Great Britain |

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CONTACT: COLIN CARROLL

EMAIL:  colin@lawyersbdc.com