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Legal Aid Agency delay in notification of tender outcomes to firms branded “unacceptable”

15th October. That’s the date now that the Legal Aid Agency says it will be notifying criminal firms about whether they have been successful in the tender process. The extra delay has been categorised by the Law Society as of major concern. Bristol Law Society has echoed the concerns of the Law Society which has made urgent representations to the … more

And the nominees are …… Annual Awards Dinner 2015 Shortlisted Nominees

The highlight of the Bristol Legal Year is always Bristol Law Society’s Annual Dinner. And over the past few years, the Dinner has seen BLS hand out awards recognising the brightest and best of those working in the local legal community. This year on the 15th October, the sold out event, sponsored by UWE, will see Clive Coleman, BBC Legal … more

Bristol Law Society Past Presidents 1931 – 1950

Jack Lyes, himself formerly a Past President of Bristol Law Society, has been looking at the records and archives held in the Bristol Records Office to find out more about Past Presidents of the Bristol Law Society. Here he summarises information held on those who held office between 1931 and 1950. 1931 Henry Reginald Wansbrough. See 1905. Twice president of … more


Irwin Mitchell, which has a Bristol office, is celebrating after its commitment to graduate recruitment and diversity issues helped it win two prizes at a prestigious industry awards event.

The business won the Most Effective Diversity Programme – Gender, and Best Graduate Trainee Recruitment Campaign at The Lawyer’s Workplace And Diversity Awards held at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel held on February 7th – further evidence of the outstanding work Irwin Mitchell has undertaken on both issues.

The firm’s Best Graduate Trainee Recruitment Campaign win has put the spotlight on how the restructuring of its Legal Work Placement programme has created a consistent and engaging experience for students.