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President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … 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

No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation 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 … more

Bristol Family Law Advice Scheme – rota volunteers required

Bristol Family Law Advice Scheme

The Bristol Family Law Scheme operates on Thursdays, every fortnight.

A volunteer lawyer meets clients from 10 am to 4pm at the Bristol Civil Justice Centre.

The scheme is administered by the Personal Support Unit (see details below) who let the volunteers know the names of those attending in advance so that any necessary conflict checks can be carried out. The advice is currently limited to private children law proceedings only.

Volunteers are asked to complete a short form setting out the main issues the client wishes to discuss, so we can track the impact of the scheme.

It is clear that those seeking advice are dealing with some serious issues and the assistance of the volunteers is thus valuable and greatly appreciated. If anyone is interested in joining the rota please contact We ask for just one day of your time a year to keep the scheme running.