In-house lawyers and their private practice counterparts pitted their wits against each other at the inaugural Yorkshire Commerce & Industry Group Christmas Quiz at Toast Bar & Bistro in Leeds on 2 December.
The event, sponsored by Florit Brooke, and run by Mama’s & Papas general counsel Jason Curtis, saw lawyers field questions on general knowledge, film and TV, sport, music and travel. Curtis also added two special festive rounds to the proceedings which saw those present quizzed on their knowledge of Christmas movies and celebrity Santas.
Each team elected to play a single joker on their specialised subject to double their points. The strategy produced some considerable jostling for pole position throughout the evening.
In the end, the outright winners were HSBC, whose legal team impressed with their general knowledge. Sponsors Florit Brooke said that the team, who won two cases of Virgin wine, looked as if they “had been in training for University Challenge”.
The quiz raised over £360 for the nominated charity Forget Me Not Children’s Hospice.