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BLS New President 2016/17- Becky Moyce

Becky Moyce was invested as President of BLS at its AGM held in its new offices on 23 November 2016. Biography Becky joined Temple Bright LLP as a Partner in January 2011.  She is a specialist property litigation lawyer and mainly handles commercial landlord and tenant disputes, property-related insolvency issues and land ownership disputes. Becky joined BLS Council in December … more


Urgent Court Business- a reminder to Solicitors of the contact details and procedure

Civil and Family work: Injunctions e.g. Anti Social Behaviour Orders obtained in the County Court. Children Act applications (for example child snatch cases where a residence order has been made in the County Court and the child has not been returned ) Domestic Violence Injunctions with a power of arrest attached issued in the County Court under Part IV Family … more


How can legal practitioners protect themselves from increasingly common conveyancing professional negligence claims?

Jonathan Simon, Executive Director, Willis looks at risks of professional negligence in conveyancing. Conveyancing claims, in my experience as a broker, account for roughly a third of all notifications of claims against solicitors, but during a recession the figure can rise to closer to half. As the UK economy has been out of recession for some time, and property teams … more


Lawyers and Mental Health


This month saw mental health awareness week (8-14th May) and as part of that CEO of Law Care , Elizabeth Rimmer shared her thoughts on Why lawyers are particularly vulnerable to mental health issues

BLS also got in the act late in April with its Lunch & Learn series of seminars aimed at junior lawyers where it hosted Mary Jackson from Law Care and Sue Ellis from the SBA who spoke to a roomful of lawyers about how to look after themselves at work and tips to improve their wellbeing http://www.bristollawsociety.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/03/Lunch-and-Learn-Speaker-Biography-wellbeing-at-work.pdf