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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

Technology and the Law Policy Commission – Cardiff Evidence session – 7th February – 2-4pm

The Law Society is engaged in a year-long exploration of the use of algorithms in the justice system by public bodies, through our Technology and the Law Policy Commission.

The Commission is designed as a multidisciplinary policy exploration of the impacts and future potential of the use of algorithms in the justice system. Examining a range of issues, such as the role of regulation, the approaches to ethics, innovation and growth, increasing sophistication and accuracy and the future trajectories of development. The Commission seeks to convene insights from the full breadth of relevant and interested global experts – whether they be directly involved in the justice system or not. We are committed to ensuring that the Commission brings together the views from academia, human rights organisations, technology developers, lawyers, citizens, industry and public bodies.

The Commission is chaired by Christina Blacklaws (President of the Law Society), Sofia Olhede (UCL, Computing), and Sylvie Delacroix (University of Birmingham, ethics and law).

We have organised an evidence session in Cardiff, on the 7th February, 2-4pm, it is free to attend, details and information on how to sign up can be found here.