Society's News


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?


Welcome from BLS President 2017/18 – Gary Lightwood

                    Gary Lightwood is the Managing Partner of Pattinson & Brewer Solicitors’ Bristol office. During his career he has specialised in personal injury litigation, clinical negligence and family law. A former Officer in the Fleet Air Arm of the Royal Navy, Gary then qualified as a Solicitor in 1996 after joining … more


BLS Conference and Meeting Room Suites Room Hire Information

Bristol Law Society’s suite of conference and meeting 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 rooms. For full information on our … more


Solicitor vacancy on Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Steering Group


One of the Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group projects, called The Chinese Lantern Project, is funded by the Big Lottery to operate a free helpline to members of the Chinese community across the south western region. As part of the project, they have a steering group that helps to monitor and ensure that it continues to meet their needs

The Group previously had a Chinese solicitor sitting on the steering group, who could offer a legal perspective on the project’s work. Unfortunately, he has moved away to London and resigned his position on the steering group. The group are therefore seeking another solicitor who would be able to offer their time on a voluntary basis to sit on the steering group.

It meets twice a year and they are able to reimburse expenses incurred as a result of attending the meetings, as well as informal briefings and correspondence in between to keep members updated.

Anyone interested should contact:

Kevin Chong, Office Manager

Bristol and Avon Chinese Women’s Group

Spur 8, The Vassall Centre, Gill Avenue, Fishponds, Bristol BS16 2QQ

it.bacwg@btconnect.com