Society's News


Forthcoming events

BLS is running several events in the next 3 months.  We hope these are of interest to you and look forward to seeing you at some of the events. April 23rd (Thurs)       6pm-11pm             HR Directors and Managers Dinner Speaker: William Montgomery of the Leadership Consultancy Hosted by: Bristol Law Society at Brasserie Blanc.  Numbers are strictly limited and pre-booking is essential. May … more


Bristol Law Society’s Annual Awards: 2014 Winners

At the BLS Annual Dinner, Joshua Rozenberg and BLS President Ben Tarrant announced the winners from the shortlisted candidates nominated in each category. Congratulations to the winners. The awards categories and winners are:- 1. Law Student of the Year (sponsor: BLS Recruitment) Winner:  Tom Carpenter, UWE 2. Support Team Member of the Year (Sponsor: Scott Law) Winner: Mary Johnston, Osborne Clarke 3. … more


Information about Past Presidents

In this section Jack Lyes summarises information about Bristol Law Society Past Presidents from 1870 – 1889 1870 Charles Edward Ward. Clerk to Merchant Venturers. Photograph in BA ref 44687/BLS/IM/Ph/2/2. Partner Osborne Ward (later with Brooke Smith, Vassall & Parr). See BW(2) page 146 and The Merchant Venturers of Bristol by Patrick McGrath page 267. 1871 George Cooke. Evangelical Anglican. … 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.