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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


Managing Partner’s Dinner 2017


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thanks to all who attended our Managing Partner’s dinner on 16 March at the Hotel du Vin. Thanks also to our sponsor for the evening, Milsted Langdon for making the event possible. We were all well fed by the venue and well entertained by our guest speaker, Chris Bull of Kingsmead Square. Chris sparked a lively after dinner debate about how to capitalize on the strengths already present in Bristol and it’s thriving legal profession and how to attract and retain talent.

It was clear from the views of those present that there is a real affection and passion for Bristol and the unique blend of high quality work and excellent living conditions which is already nationally recognised. However, it was also clear that we have more work to do as a profession to ensure Bristol’s status on a national and international stage as a commercial and legal centre of excellence.

If you want to hear more about the great work which Chris (Bull) is doing on this precise point then he can be contacted at chris.bull@kingsmeadsquare.com . We look forward to seeing you all again at future events.