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Notice of AGM, 20 November 2018

The Council and Executive of Bristol Law Society would like to invite all members of Bristol Law Society to the 148th Annual General Meeting to be held at 12 Colston Avenue BS1 4ST on 20 November 2018. We are pleased to attach a formal Notice of AGM for the purposes of conducting the business as set out in the attached … 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


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


Clinical Negligence and Personal Injury Forum, 30 November


A forum to consider the future determination of clinical negligence and high value personal injury cases in Bristol, Somerset and Gloucestershire.

Meeting at 4.15 pm – 5.45pm on 30 November 2018

Court Seven; Bristol Civil Justice Centre.

The forum will consider how clinical negligence cases and high value personal injury cases can be better progressed through the court system in this region. The aim is to have a genuine exchange of views as to what is working, what is not working and what changes may be implemented so as to ensure the speedy and cost-efficient resolution of cases. Topics will include:

  • The reform programme and the vision for the future
  • The home court principle / issuing in and transfer from the RCJ
  • Judiciary
  • Costs and case management
  • Telephone/video hearings/evidence
  • Pre-trial reviews
  • Listing for trial (including venue)
  • Mediation/settlement
  • Approval hearings

All practitioners who regularly practice within these areas of work are very welcome, but numbers may have to be limited.

Please register your interest via e mail to: Jennifer.Smart@justice.gov.uk by 16 November 2018. Attendance will be confirmed by 23rd November 2018.