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Corporate Members 2019

3PB Albion Chambers Ashfords Barcan + Kirby Burges Salmon Clarke Willmott Cooke Painter Ltd Clyde & Co DAC Beachcroft Devereux & Co Enterprise Chambers The Family Law Practice Foot Anstey (including Enable Law) Fussell Wright Gregg Latchams Ltd Guildhall Chambers Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Kelcey & Hall Lyons Davidson Marc White & Co Meade King Michelmores LLP MS Rubric Osborne Clarke … more


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


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


Nominations open for Annual Awards Dinner


The highlight of the year is the Bristol Law Society Annual Dinner and once again at the Dinner, hosted by Joshua Rozenberg, the best of the best in the local legal community will be honoured at our Awards Ceremony.

But who will win? That is up to you, as once again BLS is asking you to nominate candidates for the awards. Please e-mail in to info@bristollawsociety.com to request a nomination form. The period for the awards is 1 September 2013 – 31st August 2014, except of course for the lifetime categories.

The awards categories are:-

1.     Law Student of the Year

Awarded to a law student who has shown exceptional endeavour and commitment to their studies of the law and has achieved outstanding results in academia and extra curricular activities

2.     Support Team Member of the Year

Awarded to an individual who has shown exceptional support in the delivery of legal services and who has demonstrated that they have gone above and beyond normal standards in their contribution to the firm and or commitment and dedication to clients and the legal sector

3.     Junior Lawyer of the Year

Awarded to a junior lawyer (paralegal, trainee solicitor and any solicitor up to 5 years PQE) who can show exceptional endeavour and has made a significant impact both within their firm and in the legal sector in the early part of their career

4.     Chartered Legal Executive of the Year

Awarded to an exceptional Legal Executive or Trainee Legal Executive who has made an outstanding contribution either to their firm and or client work and the legal sector

5.     Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year

Awarded to a firm or individual who can demonstrate a strong and dedicated commitment to the supply of pro bono work for the benefit of individuals organisations and the region

6.     CSR Firm or Individual of the Year

Awarded to an individual or firm who has shown notable commitment to supporting causes or projects in their region

7.     Barrister or Chambers of the Year

Awarded to an individual Barrister who is able to demonstrate an outstanding contribution and or significant impact in their client work or a Chambers that is able to demonstrate excellence and innovation in the provision of legal services and stand out amongst other Chambers

8.     Bristol Solicitor of the Year

Awarded to an exceptional solicitor who has made an outstanding contribution either to their firm, client work or the legal sector in Bristol. This award may include solicitor advocates who can demonstrate excellence in advocacy, in house solicitors and sole practitioners

9.     Bristol Law Firm of the Year (up to 15 partners)

Awarded to a firm that is able to demonstrate excellence in the provision of legal services which has been recognised either regionally or nationally or a firm that has seen significant development during the year

10.     Bristol Law Firm of the Year (over 15 partners)

Awarded to a firm that is able to demonstrate excellence in the provision of legal services which has been recognised either regionally or nationally or a firm that has seen significant development during the year

11.     Bath Law Firm or Solicitor of the Year

Awarded to a Bath firm that is able to demonstrate excellence in the provision of legal services or to an exceptional solicitor who has made an outstanding contribution either to their firm, client work.

12.     President’s Outstanding Achievement Award

Awarded to an individual who has demonstrated an exceptional contribution to the legal sector, their firm and or clients during their career

Please send in your nominations by 4pm Friday September 26th 2014.