In brief: SBA dinner celebrates mayoral post

The Solicitors Benevolent Association will hold a champagne reception and dinner to celebrate the appointment of Christopher Walford, of Allen & Overy, as Lord Mayor. Walford is the first solicitor to hold the post in more than 40 years. The Primrose Party will be held at the Egyptian Room, Mansion House, on Tuesday 7 March. Tickets for the party cost u100 and are available from Wilde Sapte's Alastair Collett on 071 246 7000.