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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

The Law Society Criminal Justice Roadshow – Bristol, 3rd June from 3.30pm








Criminal Justice roundtable
Date:  3 June 2019
Venue: Bristol Law Society, 12 Colston Avenue, BS1 4ST
Cost: No charge

Our criminal justice system is in at breaking point. Due to years of underinvestment it is facing an avalanche of problems, such as growing shortages of duty solicitors, court closures and barriers to accessing legal aid.

The Law Society has been making the case to Government for increased spending on criminal justice to help fix the broken system, but we need your help. Attend this event to ensure your voice is heard.

This event will focus on:

  • The Law Society’s Criminal Justice Campaign and how you can become a local ambassador.
  •  Informing you about the Law Society’s policy position with an update on key areas relative to criminal justice.
  • How you can further your engagement with the Law Society.
  •  Information about how member views are used to inform Law Society policy development on criminal legal aid fee structures.
  •  An opportunity to record your views on the HM Courts and Tribunal Service reform programme.

Staff from across the Law Society will be leading the session, including The Law Society’s Head of Justice Richard Miller.


15:30 – 16:00 Registration

16:00 – 18:00 Seminar

Topics to be covered:

  • The Law Society’s criminal justice campaign – how you can get involved
  • Review of criminal aid fees – give us your views
  • Hear the latest news regarding the HM Courts and Tribunal Service reform programme.

Who should attend?
This event is primarily aimed at criminal law practitioners.

How to book your place
Please follow the link to confirm your attendance of one of our events Bookings