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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

RollOnMonday – a new work scheme with the homeless charity St Mungo’s

RollOnMonday is a joint venture between the legal website and the homeless charity St Mungo’s.

Law firms and related businesses such as BPP Law School and the University of Law offer employment to candidates who have been homeless, wherever the firm has need for them. Candidates work for two weeks on expenses only. At the end of the two weeks there is an expectation that they will be retained for a further six months on at least the London of National Living Wage. At the end of the six months there is a hope but certainly not an expectation that the candidates may be kept on permanently.

More than 60 candidates have already gone through the scheme, the majority of which are now in full time employment. Firms which have taken on multiple candidates include, but are not limited to, Burges Salmon, Clifford Chance, DWF, Freshfields, Linklaters, Macfarlanes, Shearman & Sterling, Travers Smith, White & Case and Weil Gotshal. New work clothing has been kindly provided by Marks & Spencer, Next and Primark.

RollOnMonday has been incredibly successful in London, and following a substantial donation from Osborne Clarke is now rolling out across the UK.

If any firm is interested in taking on a candidate please go to to read more, or contact