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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?


Welcome from BLS President 2017/18 – Gary Lightwood

                    Gary Lightwood is the Managing Partner of Pattinson & Brewer Solicitors’ Bristol office. During his career he has specialised in personal injury litigation, clinical negligence and family law. A former Officer in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, Gary then qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 after joining … more


BLS Conference and Meeting Room Suites Room Hire Information

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting 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 rooms. For full information on our … 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.