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Corporate Members 2019

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … more


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


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


Calling all family,civil, crime and tribunal lawyers! HMCTS court reform – participants required


To ensure the court reform programme works for you, Her Majesty’s Courts and Tribunals Service (HMCTS) is undertaking research into financial remedy processes and video hearings.

We encourage you to participate in these research sessions as they provide a good opportunity to have your say in the development of HMCTS’s services.

Financial remedy processes

Preferred participants: family practitioners dealing with divorce and financial remedies.

Research aims:

  • Understand the current processes professional users go through for consented/contested financial remedy.
  •  Understand what does and doesn’t work and how the process can be improved.
  • To test digital prototypes.

If you are interested in taking part in this research please contact atique.ahmad@hmcts.net

Video hearings

Preferred participants: civil, family, crime and tribunals practitioners within commercial, public sector and third sector organisations.

Research aims:

  • Understand what the experience of getting ready for a video hearing, prior to the day, needs to be.
  • Understand what the on-the-day video hearing experience needs to be like for legal professionals.
  • Understand the support needs of legal professionals using video hearings.

Understand what does and doesn’t work and how the process can be improved.
If you are interested in taking part please contact kevin.mchale@hmcts.net