Society's News


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


Our Society


Bristol Law Society

Bristol Law Society (BLS) is a large local law society with a membership in the region of 1000 and is the oldest local law society in the country being founded in 1770. It has an innovative and collaborative approach to working within and outside the legal profession and is at the forefront of many initiatives, both national and regional. Since 2017, the Society’s offices and library are located at 12 Colston Avenue, right on the centre of Bristol, ideally placed for those members who spend much of their time in and around the Courts or visiting Counsel.

Governance
The Society is governed by a President, two Vice Presidents, other officers and a Council of solicitors. Council members come from a variety of backgrounds, large and small firms, in-house and private practice and cover all areas of legal work in order to reflect the  profession as a whole.

Services
Bristol Law Society provides a range of services to its members including a library, an annual programme of courses and seminars and a legal recruitment consultancy.

Events
Throughout the year an increasing number of events is organised for members including events with and for non lawyers, professional dinners with the decision makers of the local firms, two quizzes, a Summer Party, charity Golf Day, the Awards Dinner and Legal Sunday celebrations plus a wide range of educational conferences and workshops. These events are both very successful and well attended – last year we had 150 people at the summer party and over 410 guests at the awards dinner. They are not only fun but also offer the opportunity for members to meet and network with others within and outside the profession. Click for photos

Membership
There are two categories of membership of Bristol Law Society. Full Membership is open to fully-qualified solicitors who are on the Law Society Roll and who live or work within a 30-mile radius of Bristol. Associate Membership is open to other members of the legal  profession including Trainee Solicitors, Barristers, Pupils, ILEX members and solicitors outside the 30-mile Bristol radius. Associate Members enjoy all the benefits of membership except voting at the AGM and becoming a Council member.

For membership form and current rates click here
For further information please contact Bristol Law Society at Bradford House, 12 Colston Avenue, Bristol, BS1 4ST on telephone: 0117 945 8486
Email: info@bristollawsociety.com