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Notice of AGM, 20 November 2018

The Council and Executive of Bristol Law Society would like to invite all members of Bristol Law Society to the 148th Annual General Meeting to be held at 12 Colston Avenue BS1 4ST on 20 November 2018. We are pleased to attach a formal Notice of AGM for the purposes of conducting the business as set out in the attached … more


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


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


Bristol Court Judiciary Changes


Please note the following changes:

His Honour Judge McCahill QC transferred to the Birmingham Civil Justice Centre on Friday 10 February 2017 and has been replaced by His Honour Judge Paul Matthews

District Judge Tacey Cronin has transferred to the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre from the County Court at Swindon from the 1 February 2017.

His Honour Judge Roderick Denyer QC will retire on Friday 10 June 2017 and will be replaced by His Honour Judge Barry Cotter QC as the Designated Civil Judge.

His Honour Judge Sir Mark Havelock-Allan QC last day of sitting will be Friday 19th May and he will retire from the post of the Bristol Mercantile/TCC Judge on the 31 May 2017. The Judge’s replacement has yet to be announced.

Valedictory Speeches:

There will be valedictory speeches for His Honour Judge Roderick Denyer QC on Friday 9 June 2017 at 10am in Court 7 here at the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre and for His Honour Judge Sir Mark Havelock-Allan QC on Friday 19 May 2017 at 10am also in Court 7.