Society's News

Comments invited on two ongoing consultations

Bristol Law Society invites all interested members to contact us to share your views about two ongoing consultations. First, there is a consultation on privatisation of the Land Registry.  Do you have any views to share which we should incorporate into our formal response?  If so, please contact us! Second, the Law Society (in London) is consulting on its future … more

Civil Courts Structure Review (CCSR): Interim Report published

The interim report of Lord Justice Briggs’ Civil Courts Structure Review was published on 12 January. He has invited comments in writing on the interim report by the end of February 2016; ahead of further consultation on, and consideration of, issues ahead of preparing the final Review report by the end of July 2016. Comments may be sent to: For … more

How can legal practitioners protect themselves from increasingly common conveyancing professional negligence claims?

Jonathan Simon, Executive Director, Willis looks at risks of professional negligence in conveyancing. Conveyancing claims, in my experience as a broker, account for roughly a third of all notifications of claims against solicitors, but during a recession the figure can rise to closer to half. As the UK economy has been out of recession for some time, and property teams … 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.