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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


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.