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President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … 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

No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue. There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the … more

Criminal Defence Lawyers Crisis – lobby your MP!

Members may have seen the recent heatmap from TLS which paints a very worrying picture about the future of criminal duty solicitors.

TLS data shows that in 5 to 10 years’ time there will be insufficient criminal duty solicitors in many regions, which will leave many individuals unable to access their right to a solicitor and free advice.

TLS have put together a link which automatically generates a letter to your local MP asking them to highlight this growing crisis facing local criminal duty solicitors and ask them to urge the government to take action. It takes less than a minute to complete!

Here’s the link which we’d encourage you to share and complete if possible.