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BLS Annual Awards Dinner 19th October 2017 – Bookings & Nominations open

We are delighted to announce that bookings and nominations for this years annual awards dinner on 19th October at Bristol City Marriot are now open! For full details of the dinner and the awards open for nomination please see BLS Annual Awards Dinner Brochure 2017 BLS Annual Awards Dinner Booking Form 2017 BLS Annual Awards Dinner Nomination Form 2017  

BLS New President 2016/17- Becky Moyce

Becky Moyce was invested as President of BLS at its AGM held in its new offices on 23 November 2016. Biography Becky joined Temple Bright LLP as a Partner in January 2011.  She is a specialist property litigation lawyer and mainly handles commercial landlord and tenant disputes, property-related insolvency issues and land ownership disputes. Becky joined BLS Council in December … 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

Honorary QC Counsel Nominations- deadline 24th August to The Law Society

Dear Colleague

The Ministry of Justice has launched the 2017/18 round of Queen’s Counsel honoris causa (honorary silk) awards by inviting nominations. All practitioners and members of the public are free to make nominations (including self-nominations if they qualify) direct to the Ministry of Justice

In addition, the Law Society is participating in this process, as in previous years, by seeking to make nominations itself of members of the Law Society (solicitors). The office holders are securing coverage for the Law Society’s role as nominator by means of publicity in Professional Update, online Gazette and the Law Society website inviting nominations. To that end, we are inviting people to nominate themselves, or others, to us. The office holders will then select those who will go forward as nominees of the Law Society.

The way in which to make a nomination for this process is by providing basic personal details of the nominee (or yourself) and the following:

·         Legal qualifications and legal experience to date

·         What significant contribution have they made to the law in England and Wales other than in Court

·         Their major contribution – beyond what might normally  be expected  for someone in their position

·         Why you think this person should be nominated by the Law Society as an honorary QC

Please do this by downloading and completing a copy of the standard nomination form which you can find on the Ministry of Justice website at the link below. Please then send your completed form to  to arrive no later than 12 noon on 24 August 2017 if you wish your nomination to be considered by the Law Society for submission to the Ministry of Justice. Nomination by the Law Society is subject to our own internal discernment process and is, of course, no guarantee of ultimate success in the competition. As mentioned above, you are free to nominate yourselves or anyone you wish direct to the Ministry of Justice in any event.

Further details about the honorary QC process can be found on the Ministry of Justice website: do circulate this to your members; we are seeking the highest quality members of our profession for nomination.


Joe Egan


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