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Forthcoming Events

Bristol Law Society hosts a lively vibrant programme of social and other professional events. In particular, Bristol Law Society is committed to holding events to suit all interests. This year, BLS is holding one of its popular quizzes in Bath. Below is a list of events currently planned. Make sure you continue to check the website for more events. September … more

Bristol Law Society and the Great War: A chance to reflect and commemorate

Dear colleague During 2014, the world commemorates 100 years since the start of World War I. Many Bristol solicitors and articled clerks, some bearing the surnames which would later go on to become well known legal practices in Bristol, either volunteered or were conscripted and their names are recorded for posterity on the roll of honour, a gift of Council … more

The life of a lawyer in 1840

A solicitor is seldom very fat……..A solicitor is seldom very tall . . . a solicitor has a keen, enquiring look – uneasy, not to say, suspicious; he is often clever, never great; generally acute, never profound; he deals in details, and never cares for or comprehends principles; he sees a point of law only as it affects the case … 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.