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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


Developing Pro Bono Advice in the South West                       


What is it?

Vulnerable people who cannot afford legal advice will be able to receive one off advice from a qualified and experienced lawyer via Skype. Initially the advice will be provided by pro bono solicitors based in Bristol, via Avon & Bristol Law Centre, but soon we hope to be able to allow solicitors to provide the advice via Skype from their home or offices.

How will it work?

Clients who contact their local advice agency for help with family or employment problems can have a skype appointment booked in with a pro bono solicitor. A volunteer will support the client during the appointment. Solicitors will provide advice to the clients over Skype at pre arranged times, having received brief details about the case in advance.

What about insurance?

The solicitors are Law Centre volunteers and are therefore covered by the Law Centre’s indemnity insurance.

What is the time commitment?

Approx 3 hours every two months

How can I help?

The first phase of the project, due to launch in early 2017, will focus on family and employment law. We are looking for family and employment specialists to join our team of volunteers. If you are a family or employment lawyer interested in supporting the project, please contact Ginette Corr at Avon & Bristol Law Centre at ginettec@ablc.org.uk or on 0117 916 7710.