Society's News


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?


Welcome from BLS President 2017/18 – Gary Lightwood

                    Gary Lightwood is the Managing Partner of Pattinson & Brewer Solicitors’ Bristol office. During his career he has specialised in personal injury litigation, clinical negligence and family law. A former Officer in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, Gary then qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 after joining … more


BLS Conference and Meeting Room Suites Room Hire Information

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue.  There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the rooms. For full information on our … more


BLS/ UWE legal placement scheme in seventh year


This is our seventh year in collaboration with UWE and their work placement scheme.  The object of the scheme is simple.  We want to enable those students who have not yet secured a training contract to gain invaluable experience in a law firm and hopefully allow them to enhance their CV and career prospects at the same time.

Over the last few years, we have been able to place over 25 GDL and LPC students each year in various firms in and around Bristol, Bath, North Somerset and South Gloucestershire, many of whom would otherwise not have had this opportunity.  The feedback from participating firms confirmed that they too benefited greatly from their involvement.  It is a great opportunity for firms to provide meaningful guidance and motivation to some very talented students who, for one reason or another, haven’t had their break yet.

If you are interested in participating in the scheme by offering a student some experience, please check out the UWE Placements letter 2017 for details of the scheme and get in touch with us.