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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


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?


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


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