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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

Mediators wanted to assist student competition at UWE

The 11th UK Student Mediation Competition will be held at the University of the West of England on 25th and 26th January 2018 in the Business School on the Frenchay campus. UWE looks forward to welcoming up to 20 teams of law students from universities around the UK to take part in the competition. Students will take part in a masterclass run by CEDR on Friday 25th January and then compete in three mediation rounds across Saturday 26th January to win trophies for best UK Team and Best Individual Mediator.

If you are an accredited mediator and would be interested in offering your support to the competition as a judge on Saturday 26th January then we would be delighted to hear from you. Please get in touch with Rachel Wood at for further information. We look forward to welcoming mediators from all areas of practice to UWE to lend their valuable expertise in supporting students to develop their mediation skills. This event is highly competitive but also a lot of fun.

Training and refreshments will be provided and judges are also warmly invited to attend the awards dinner in Bristol on the Saturday evening if they wish.