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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

Property Section workshop: risk and negligence in property transactions – problems and pitfalls for practitioners 6th November


As the residential property market slows and returns on commercial property are threatened by the decline of the High Street, the risk that property owners will look to the professionals who advised them to recoup their losses returns.

Hardwicke Chambers’ up and coming book: Risk and Negligence in Property Transactions, is therefore timely. Commissioned and published by the Law Society, this title identifies the problems, pitfalls and risks faced when acting for the buyer, seller or lender, possibly giving rise to a liability in negligence.

To learn more about this, join John de Waal QC and other contributors of the book for an interactive and practical evening workshop in which they will share and discuss some of their insights.

In attending the workshop, you will be entitled to a 10% discount off the price of the book.

To ensure you don’t miss out on this exclusive insight, please book early as places are limited and allocated on a first come first served basis.

17:00 – 17:30 Registration and refreshments

17:30 – 19:00 Risk and negligence in property transactions masterclass
John de Waal QC, Hardwicke Chambers

19:00 – 19:30 Networking reception

Member of Property Section – free of charge
PC holders working for NFP – £15 + VAT = £18
Practice Certificate holders – £35 + VAT = £42
Non-Practice Certificate holders – £75 + VAT = £90

To book – click on the following link: