Jordan’s Solicitors take Community Support and Corporate Social Responsibility seriously. We believe that as a firm we have a responsibility to make a positive difference to our clients and the places where we have a presence which means that we are passionate about supporting local communities. We are pleased to be a sponsors of The Hepworth, Unity, and Leeds Salon.
Wakefield Schools’ Debating Annual Competition
Jordan’s also runs the Wakefield Schools’ Debating Competition which is now in its 6th year. We run this in conjunction with Leeds Salon. Each year a number of Wakefield area senior schools participate and the winner enters the national competition organised by Leeds Salon. Last year Kevin Trickett Chair of Wakefield Civic Society, Councillor Box, Claire Lawton of Jolliffe Cork accountants, John Kenealy of Wakefield Express and Mary Creagh MP were amongst many who kindly judged some of the rounds. The Hepworth let us use their auditorium and Vic Broome was a judge for the Final.
We have sponsored unity since it was at the planning stage. We are pleased to be associated with a local facility that provides a resource for local and national activities.
We have been a participant in Wakefield Artwalk since its inception welcoming a range of artists to display their artwork in our Wakefield office.
The last Wakefield ArtWalk was hosted at our King Street office on 25 May 2016.
Wendy Ward: Artist Statement
Wendy Ward showed her work at the Wakefield office of Jordans Solicitors as part of the Wakefield Artwalk on 25 May 2016.
Wendy has been painting and drawing for many years and is entirely self-taught. She regularly takes part in exhibitions in Wakefield, Sheffield and Holmfirth. She paints in oils and also does drawings in pastel and coloured pencil.
She enjoys painting a variety of subjects including landscapes, wildlife, flower studies and also cars. For the majority of her paintings for this display she has chosen the theme of “POWER” as in “Flower Power” and “Horsepower”. The variety and vibrancy of the colours of both subjects make the world a far brighter place.
South Hunsley Secondary School & Sixth Form College beat schools from across Yorkshire to win place in final of national schools debating competition.
On 26th February 2016, sixth-form students from six schools in Yorkshire fought it out for a place at the Debating Matters national final to be held in central London in July. Ultimately, South Hunsley Secondary School & Sixth Form College, North Ferriby, were victorious, having impressed judges with their sharp ideas and broad approach to the topics. Runners up were Silcoates School who took the victory at the Wakefield Schools’ Debating Competition hosted by Jordans Solicitors.
The 16-18 year olds took part in a series of debates on topics such as whether we should renew Trident, reparations for the slave trade and whether countries should offer tax incentives to attract investment, as part of the UK’s toughest debating competition, the Institute of Ideas’ Debating Matters Competition. The competition involves nearly 300 schools and 2000 students from around the UK.
Jordans Solicitors were proud to sponsor and judge in the competition.