Informals Social: Manchester

Please join us in checking out the new Piccadilly Tap, located in Gateway House outside Piccadilly station. Meet there for a free drink from 5:30pm on Thursday 28 May.

See you there!

Alex Colman


Informals Social: Manchester, TOMORROW!

Date:Thursday 23 April
Time: 5:30
: Knott bar, Deansgate

We look forward to seeing as many of you there as possible for a free drink! Please bring along any fellow trainees from your firm.

Alex Colman
Informals’ Northern Representative

Manchester Social: 26th February

This month’s end of month Manchester drinks will be on Thursday 26th February at Port Street Beer House from 5:30pm. Join us to toast the end of the EQEs (or as the exams will have only been over for 4 hours, join us to raise a glass to those who will recuperating at home!).

Click here to find the venue.

Alex Colman

Northern Regional Secretary

Manchester Social: 28th January

Wednesday 28th January from 5:30 @ Tib Street Tavern

The first of monthly end of month drinks in Manchester. A few people have expressed an interest in more regular meet ups taking in Manchester, so if you’re one of them please support getting these off the ground. The event is open to everyone, so your qualified colleagues are very welcome!

Click here to find this event.

Alex Colman
Informals Northern Secretary

Northern Region Event – Wednesday 22 October

Hello all,

After three years in the role, Ellie Purnell is stepping down as the Informals regional secretary for the North of England. I will be replacing Ellie as regional secretary from October and I look forward to meeting as many of you as possible in the near future.

Drinks Event

Ellie and I would like to invite everyone to a drinks event on Wednesday 22 October from 5:30 at Gorilla, Whitworth Street West, Manchester. We can thank Ellie for representing us Northern trainees and celebrate the end of exams. We will be dipping into our CIPA subsidies, so there will be free drinks on offer. Of course, feel free to extend the invite to newly qualified colleagues.

If you’re unsure how to find Gorilla, look here.

Mailing List

Please forward this message to other trainees if you know someone who is missing from our mailing list. Also, let me know if you are that someone and would like to be added to the list.

Finally, good luck to everyone who will be sitting UK exams next week!

Kind regards,

Alex Colman

Incoming Informals Northern Sec

Informals Cocktails – *Manchester*

There will be an Informals Cocktails evening in Manchester city centre on Thursday 26 April.

All Informals members are welcome (whether you’re Manchester-based or not!) – venue to be confirmed, so watch this space.

To be added to the guest list, contact Ellie Purnell on Ellie.Purnell[at]

Social Events – Leeds / Manchester

We’re pleased to announce that there will be a series of CIPA Informals-sponsored social events for members in the Leeds / Manchester areas:

March 1st – Bowling at the Merrion Centre (Leeds) – meet 6 pm for a 6:30 start

April (provisionally 26th) – Cocktails in Harvey Nichols (Manchester)

June (provisionally 28th) – Drinks and live music at the BierKeller (Leeds)

August (provisionally 30th) – BBQ at Dukes92 (Manchester)

Details will be confirmed in due course, so keep an eye out for updates or contact Ellie Purnell (Regional Secretary for the North of England) via the “contact” tab on this blog.