Society's News

BLS President Ben Tarrant’s speech to the Annual Dinner

  Annual Awards Dinner Speech Thursday 23rd October 2014   Welcome Lord Lieutenant, My Lord Bishop, Deputy Lord Mayor, High Sheriff of Bristol, distinguished guests, ladies and gentlemen. Welcome to Bristol Law Society’s Annual Awards Dinner 2014. I am proud to stand before you as the 143rd President of Bristol Law Society – I believe the youngest male to have … 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

BLS AGM to be held on 26th November

The Council and Executive of Bristol Law Society would like to invite all members of Bristol Law Society to the 144th Annual General Meeting to be held at the Law Library on 26 November 2014. We are pleased to attach a formal Notice of AGM for the purposes of conducting the business as set out in the attached documentation (including … 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.