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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


Family events planned at the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre for 2019


We have a number of events planned already for 2019 which are without charge

Wednesday 23 January 2019 at 4.30pm we have an early permanence legal seminar hosted by His Honour Judge Stephen Wildblood QC with guest speakers Dr John Simmonds OBE, Director of Policy, Research and Development at CoramBAAF, Alexandra Conroy Harris, Legal Consultant (England), CoramBAAF, Lindy Wootton, Early Permanence Manager CCS Adoption and an Early Permanence Carer to give an experiential perspective and Jeanne Kaniuk OBE, Associate Director Early Permanence Centre CoramBAAF

The seminar offers topical exchange in the current policy context with and between leaders in the field, focussing on fostering for adoption and concurrent planning, the journey of carers, rights and duties towards birth families, contact, and clarity as to the legal process.

It is underpinned by the new Practice Guidance The role of Fostering for Adoption in achieving early permanence for children and the recent update of longitudinal research into impact of concurrency planning.

Wednesday 27 February 2019 at 4.30pm we have journalist Louise Tickle giving a lecture on “How Information Technology and Modern Communication Systems Are Affecting Journalism and Family Law”

This event was scheduled to take place on the 1 August 2018 but cancelled due to lack of numbers.

If any Family Lawyers are interested in attending any of these events, please e-mail the Family Delivery Manager- Jerry Fowler using the following e-mail address: jerry.fowler@justice.gov.uk

There are currently no restrictions on numbers.