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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


Court Notice :To all Family Lawyers that attend the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre


To all Family Lawyers that attend the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre  – 8/8/18

Due to delays being experienced with the filing of orders in private and public law proceedings, the Designated Family Judge has directed that this order be added to all notices of hearing with immediate effect which is shown below.

It is very much a last resort for the court to arrange compliance hearings but it is important that the order is filed in a timely fashion to allow the court to progress the case or conclude the case if a final order is made.

These actions simply cannot be achieved without the order being filed.

Note to Solicitors in Private and Public Law Family proceedings:

If you are directed at the conclusion of the hearing to submit a draft order for approval, the draft order must be submitted for approval by the court within 48 hours of the hearing.

In the event that the order is not so submitted, the court may grant a further 5 working days for this to be done. However, if the order is still not filed by the end of that extended period, you will be required to attend before the Designated Family Judge, His Honour Judge Wildblood QC, to offer an explanation as to the delay.