Philip Jordan is believed to have broken new ground when he became the first Leeds Law Society President in living memory to attend the Queen's Garden Party.
Jordan, a partner in the Leeds office of Ward Hadaway Solicitors, attended the gathering of honoured guests at Buckingham Palace on Tuesday 29 May in the build-up to Her Majesty's Golden Jubilee celebrations.
It was an wonderful honour and privilege that I had been looking forward to since a letter came from [Law Society President] John Wotton earlier this year,” explained Jordan.
At the gathering, the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh were joined by the Prince of Wales, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Duchess of Cambridge and several other members of the royal family.
“Sadly on the day I never had the opportunity to speak directly to the the Duchess of Cambridge,” continued Jordan. “One of her great-great-grandfathers, John Middleton, was a successful lawyer and President of the Leeds Law Society in 1882 so he would have worn the same chains of office that are still in use today. That would have been a great way to break the ice!”