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President’s Charity of the Year – Bristol Children’s Help Society

                            The Bristol Children’s Help Society is a privately funded volunteer led charity that owns and runs Barton Camp our 100 bed residential children’s centre in the beautiful Mendip hills. Barton Camp operates through the year as a base where disadvantaged local children can enjoy a few … more


BLS features in Bristol Post oldest thriving companies in Bristol

Excerpt from the article: How Bristol’s oldest companies are still thriving after more than 100 years in business They include the city’s last-surviving chocolate maker a wine merchant and a tannery. Why do some companies struggle to survive beyond a year while others flourish for hundreds? Although more than 90 per cent of small companies in Britain will survive one … more


No 12, The Meeting Rooms – Conference, Meeting and Mediation Rooms for Hire

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting rooms including a suite of mediation 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 … 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