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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 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


SWLST Walk – 17 May 2018


This year’s Bristol Legal Walk takes place on Thursday 17th May – earlier in the year than usual – so don’t miss out!

This event is a unique opportunity for the whole profession to come together – judiciary, court staff, barristers, support staff, solicitors, legal executives, academics, in house lawyers and students – to support the provision of free legal advice and representation in Bristol and the South West.

It is also a really enjoyable event, a 10k walk around Bristol’s harbourside followed by drinks at the Cosy Club, it is an easy way to support access to justice. This year the walk will be led by Bristol Law Society President Gary Lightwood.

If your firm or organisation hasn’t already done so, please sign up using the links below:

Save the date! We hope you can join us for The Bristol Legal Walk 2018
Click here to sign up and fundraise for free legal advice in your community!

The South West Legal Support Trust (SWLST)  invite you to join them for the 2018 sponsored Bristol Legal Walk on Thursday 17th May at 5:30pm.

The annual 10km walk around the sights of Bristol takes place after work and will raise funds for local legal advice charities to support their work in helping vulnerable people in desperate need of advice.

Sign up your team now
Teams can be any size, there is no registration fee and you can add walkers to your team at any time via email

Register a team here – we will send you all the fundraising materials you need and create a fundraising webpage for you.

Anyone can join the walk so we look forward to welcoming any friends, family, colleagues and pets!

P.S. Remember, if you are…
• a legal advice agency 100% of the funds you raise can be kept by your charity!
• a law firm or chambers you can raise 50% for your favourite legal advice charity and 50% for the SWLST by telling us which partner agency you want to raise for.