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


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His Honour Judge McCahill QC transferred to the Birmingham Civil Justice Centre on Friday 10 February 2017 and has been replaced by His Honour Judge Paul Matthews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