Society's News


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


BYlaw to host Equality & Diversity in the Professions event


BYlaw, the network for LGBT people working in the legal profession in the South West, is hosting a high profile seminar on Monday 6th July on “Equality & Diversity in the Professions”.

BYlaw is delighted to have as its speakers, Lucy Scott-Moncrieff, President of the Law Society; Tim Hailes, Managing Director of JP Morgan Chase and Alderman of the City of London; and Employment Judge Roger Harper of the Employment Tribunal.

BLS Vice-President, Ben Tarrant, will be chairing a panel discussion at the event which is taking place at the offices of TLT, One Redcliff Street, Bristol BS1. BYlaw is also hosting this free networking event with drinks and nibbles as part of its contribution and support for Bristol Pride.

Equality & Diversity within the legal profession is high on the agenda with diversity monitoring required by the SRA.

Details can be found on the BYlaw website.

Tim Hailes, who was recently appointed as Alderman of the City of London and is a Justice of the Peace, has been honoured by Stonewall for his work in promoting LGBT equality in the legal profession. Tim studied at UWE and originally comes from Portbury. He is a graduate of Bristol Grammar School. Tim is also chair of the Joint Associations Committee (JAC) on retail structured products.

Bristol Pride is the annual celebration of LGBT equality within Bristol and runs from 6th – 13th July this year, culminating in the day long event on the 13th July at Castle Park. BYlaw is also sponsoring the film “I Do” during Bristol Pride Week.