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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


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.