Society's News

Response of Bristol Law Society to the Ministry of Justice’s Consultation on Criminal Legal Aid Contracts

Bristol Law Society, thanks to Ian Kelcey and Michael Gupwell, has submitted a response to the Consultation currently being held by the MOJ. Please find the response here: Ministry of Justice Consultation on Duty Contracts – Bristol Law Society response

And the shortlisted nominees for the 2014 Bristol Law Society Awards are ….

Here! After a record number of nominations, the BLS panel has met and announced the shortlist of nominees for each award. Congratulations to everyone nominated. You can see the full list of those shortlisted below. The awards categories are:- 1. Law Student of the Year (sponsor: BLS Recruitment) Awarded to a law student who has shown exceptional endeavour and commitment … more

Annual Awards Dinner Fast Approaching

With under a week to go to the BLS Annual Awards Dinner, speculation is mounting about who will win the illustrious awards. Guest of Honour, Joshua Rozenberg, will be presenting the awards and the shortlisted candidates can be seen here. The dinner is at The Marriott City Centre Hotel and the champagne reception starts at 6:15pm. The four-course dinner starts … 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.