Society's News


The President’s Charity of the Year 2017/18

                      Please see Freewheelers Leaflet 2017 for the fabulous work these volunteer riders undertake to assist the NHS in moving vital supplies and equipment  around the county. Who knows which one of us or someone we know may have already benefited from their amazing work?


Welcome from BLS President 2017/18 – Gary Lightwood

                    Gary Lightwood is the Managing Partner of Pattinson & Brewer Solicitors’ Bristol office. During his career he has specialised in personal injury litigation, clinical negligence and family law. A former Officer in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, Gary then qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 after joining … more


BLS Conference and Meeting Room Suites Room Hire Information

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms are conveniently located in the centre between the Waterfront Area and the Old City in a modern building situated on the corner of Colston Avenue and St Stephen’s Avenue.  There are a number of large public car parks within a 5 minute walk from the rooms. For full information on our … more


Legal Services Commissioning and Sustainability Project – Can you help?


The Legal Sustainability Alliance (LSA) has commissioned a team at the University of Birmingham to conduct a piece of research involving private practice lawyers, and their clients, to better understand the extent to which sustainability is (or can be, or should be) a driver in the commissioning of legal services.

This email is seeking out those working in law firms (lawyers and non-lawyers). The research team and the LSA are keen to gather a wide range of views from people doing different sorts of jobs in a wide range of law firms.

Existing research tells us that many clients seek to impose their own terms and conditions when appointing lawyers, and that competition in the legal service is growing.  Through this research we hope to advance thinking on lawyer-client relationships (with a focus on sustainability and CSR) and provide a vehicle for engagement and debate in these areas. We also hope that this project will better allow firms to understand the potential benefits from engaging with their lawyers and their clients on sustainability and CSR. These interviews are the keystone of the research.

The interviews will be on a confidential and anonymous basis, and the research team will not publish material that could identify the people or firms who participate. The project has ethical clearance from the University of Birmingham.

If you are interested in participating in the project, please email Begonia@eric-group.co.uk

 

Begonia Filgueira,  Researcher Birmingham

ERIC Ltd, Director