Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Alistair Leads Way on Networking

Newspaper article The Journal (Newcastle, England)

Alistair Leads Way on Networking

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JOURNAL readers who had the benefit of Alistair Smith explaining amended paternity leave rights in Thursday's New Legislation & Employment Law supplement, when he was pictured in his business suit, will no doubt be surprised to see him popping up again in another picture on Saturday morning wearing his golf clothes.

Within hours of Thursday's story S Close House for the North East Golf Network's inaugural tournament and a few hours after that he came in with the winning score.

Even in the hectic life of one of the region's most upwardly mobile lawyers, that constitutes a relatively high profile day.

Yesterday Mr Smith, a 17-handicap golfer, reflected on the launch event of the network by saying: "Jacksons attach great importance to networking - the main benefit being that it fosters business relationships. The combination of networking and golf is a perfect formula in my opinion.

"Close House golf course was in good condition for this early stage of the season and there was an excellent coaching session laid on before the tournament. …

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