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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

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?

BLS Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … 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