Page 1 Page 2 Page 3 Page 4 Page 5 Page 6 Page 7 Page 8 Page 9 Page 10 Page 11 Page 12 Page 13 Page 14 Page 15 Page 164 Bedfords Review | Issue Four We took the opportunity to thank former clients, many of whom have become friends, as we celebrated 50 years of business with two parties in the beautiful settings of Hengrave Hall, Suffolk and Holkham Hall, Norfolk. James Morgan, one of Norfolk’s most highly-regarded lawyers, gave a speech at Holkham that was both witty and topical, whilst Nick Churton from The Mayfair Office spoke at Hengrave with humorous anecdotes of his years working alongside Bedfords. They were joined by Ben Marchbank and Michael and David Bedford, whose speeches abided by the maxim of “start well, finish well… keep the rest brief!” News Double 50th celebrations COMMUNITY Aldeburgh is blessed with regular appearances by Iestyn Edwards’ entertaining performances as Prima Ballerina Madame Galina, giving a sell-out performance at the Aldeburgh Fringe Festival which Bedfords was proud to sponsor. The Rough Guide to Choreography describes Madame Galina thus: “…oversized mock- Russian ballerina fabricates lovingly tart send-ups of classical technique... and all the attendant pretensions”. So alluring, our very own Michael Bedford joined in with the audience participation! Fringe sell-out ‘Signs and Wonders’in Bury A fashion and car show was held at Sandringham in September to raise money for Park House Hotel, which provides holidays and respite for the disabled on the Royal Estate. Negotiator in our Burnham Market office, James Bailey, volunteered to be one of the evening’s models. Sadly, he drew fewer admiring looks than the selection of Porsche cars outside. Nevertheless, James looked resplendent in country-casual outfits and the evening raised £4,250 for the charity. A dash for charity Bedfords are supporting the children’s choir ‘Watoto’ from Uganda, which can be seen at St Mary’s Church, in Bury, on 27th January 2017. The new production ‘Signs and Wonders’, lets the children share stories of how their lives have been changed, and how they have been called into a life of purpose to transform their communities. With scintillating drumbeats and visual effects, witness inspirational true life stories of triumph over tragedy. The choir travel internationally as advocates for the 47.5 million children in Africa, orphaned as a result of HIV, war, poverty and trafficking. Tickets are free from the Theatre Royal in Bury.