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BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more


The President’s Charity of the Year 2017/18

                      Please see Freewheelers Leaflet 2017 for the fabulous work these volunteer riders undertake to assist the NHS in moving vital supplies and equipment  around the county. Who knows which one of us or someone we know may have already benefited from their amazing work?


BLS Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … more


Annual Awards Dinner 2017 – Shortlisted Candidates!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the individuals, teams and organisations that were nominated with particular congratulations to those who were shortlisted by our independent judging panel.  The outstanding quality of the nominations made for some very tough decisions for the panel!

Good Luck to all shortlisted candidates on 19th October! We look forward to celebrating with you!

 

Law Student of the Year

Rachel Chapman, UWE

Brooke Lewis, UWE

Tish Whitehurst-Goda, UWE

 

Support Team Member of the Year

Jerry Fowler, Civil and Family Justice Centre, Bristol County Court

Ellen Marsh, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP

Danielle Woods, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP

 

Junior Lawyer of the Year

Laura Cavill, DLG Legal Services

Fiona Dabell, Barcan+Kirby LLP

Rebekah Moore, The Family Law Practice/Clutton Cox

 

Pro bono Lawyer of the Year

Terri Anson-Dean, TLT LLP

Luke Piper, Simpson Millar LLP

Beverley Watkins, Watkins Solicitors Incorporating Brain Sinnott & Co

 

CSR Firm of the Year

Barcan+Kirby LLP

Bond Dickinson LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

 

Barrister of the Year

Natasha Dzameh, St John’s Chambers

Simon Emslie, Albion Chambers

Andrew Marsden, Commercial Chambers

 

Chambers of the Year

Guildhall Chambers

St John’s Chambers

Albion Chambers

 

Lawyer of the Year

Karl Brown, Clarke Willmott LLP

Samantha Castle, Barcan+Kirby LLP

Kirsten Hale, Barcan+Kirby LLP

 

Team of the Year

Court of Protection team, Irwin Mitchell LLP

HR team, Barcan+Kirby LLP

LiP Service (Litigation in Person Service) – A collaboration between The University of Law, UWE and Bristol University.

 

Law Firm of the Year (under 15 partners)

AMD Solicitors Limited

Mogers Drewett

Scrase Employment Solicitors

 

Law Firm of the Year (over 15 partners)

Bond Dickinson LLP

Irwin Mitchell LLP

Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP

 

President’s Outstanding Achievement Award

To be announced on the evening