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


LiP Service Information Sessions- Radio 5 attending 1 Feb!


On Thursday 1 February 2018, Radio 5 live are coming to observe one of these sessions.
As a “one off”, the session will be open to both Applicants and Respondents in Family cases to attend this session which will be managed carefully by us.

There will be no obligation for anyone attending to be interviewed either before or after the session in case this puts off anyone wishing to attend.

LiP Service (Bristol)
Help for litigants in person
IN ASSOCIATION WITH THE COUNTY COURT AT BRISTOL

Are you involved in a court case or thinking about starting one?

Students from the universities in Bristol are holding information sessions where they will explain about the court procedure, what you can expect in court and what you need to do in preparation for the court hearing. You will be also given a tour of the court.

These meetings will normally take place as follows:
Claimant (Civil) 1st and 3rd Thursday of the month
Defendant (Civil) 2nd and 4th Thursday of the month
Applicant (Family) 1st and 3rd Friday of the month
Respondent (Family) 2nd and 4th Friday of the month
At the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre,
2 Redcliff Street, Bristol, BS1 6GR between 1 and 2pm

For more details and to book a place please telephone:
01483 216 571 and ask about LiP Service or you can book via our Facebook page.
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Further information on the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre and the Family Court can be found by visiting the following website:-
http://www.familycourtinfo.org.uk