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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


Here are the winners …..


At the sold out Bristol Law Society Annual Awards Dinner, BBC Correspondent Clive Coleman hosted the Awards ceremony which gave out awards from a competitive shortlist. The judges deliberated long and hard, burning the midnight oil, until finally decisions were made.

Congratulations go to everyone nominated, shortlisted and most of all to those winners representing the cream of the Bristol Legal Profession in 2015. And the winners are:-

Law Student of the Year (sponsored  by Wessex Searches)

Sarah Carter (University of Law)

Support Team Member of the Year (sponsored by Damar Training)

Amanda Jennings (Barcon +Kirby)

Junior Lawyer of the Year (sponsored by UWE)

Zina Ruffino (Watkins)

CiLEX of the Year (sponsored by Bristol Law Society Recruitment)

Sarah Goodridge (Withy King)

Pro Bono Individual of the Year (sponsored by The University of Law)

Rebecca Stevens (Withy King)

CSR Firm of the Year (sponsored by DPS Software)

Irwin Mitchell

Barrister of the Year (sponsored by Legal Cost Finance)

Leslie Blohm QC (St Johns Chambers)

Chambers of the Year (sponsored by Hobs Reprographics)

St Johns Chambers

Solicitor of the Year (sponsored by Paragon Costs Solutions)

Daniela Nickols (Mowbray Woodwards)

Law Firm – up to and including 15 Partners – of the Year (sponsored by Willis)

Barcan + Kirby

Law Firm -over 15 Partners -of the Year (sponsored by Lloyds Bank)

Osborne Clarke

Bristol Law Society would like to thank its sponsors of the night, The University of the West of England,  Milsted Langdon, St John’s Chambers, Guildhall Chambers, Sounds Commercial, What’s Right CIC, and Albion Chambers.