Society's News


Important news about BLS Library Services

Bristol Law Society is the oldest local law society in England and Wales and hosts a large collection of historic legal reference materials including journals, case reports and text books.  Members of the Society are most welcome to visit our offices, at the Law Library on Small Street, and to use the library for their own research and study purposes (during our normal opening … more


Former BLS President Robert Bourns elected as Deputy Vice-President of The Law Society

Bristol Law Society is delighted that former BLS President Robert Bourns is to be the next deputy vice president of the Law Society.   The Law Society Council has elected Robert Bourns, senior partner at TLT, who will take up the role of deputy vice president in July 2014.He is expected to become president of the Law Society in 2016. … more


Book now for the BLS Conferences

Bristol Law Society is delighted to hold two further unmissable conferences this autumn at which top speakers will address issues of practical and topical importance. Held at Clarke Wilmott’s offices, in conjunction with St. John’s Chambers, BLS is holding its next Private Client Conference on 30 September 2014. With topics covered including the tax landscape, farms and estoppel claims, Wills and … more


IRWIN MITCHELL WINS DIVERSITY AWARDS


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.