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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

University Negotiation Competition – Could you help?

The University of Law are looking for people willing to give feedback to undergraduate/GDL/LPC/BPTC students taking part in a negotiation competition and to help to select teams who might progress to the national and international stages of the competition. A legal background is not necessary; we are looking for people with an interest in negotiation skills who are prepared to give encouraging feedback to students on their approach.

The competition is run by the Centre for Effective Dispute Resolution (CEDR), and will be hosted at the University of Law on Saturday 2nd March from 12 pm – 5.30 pm. We are expecting students representing various Universities across the South-West and Wales.

There will be a briefing for the judges to provide guidance on how to score the teams and the focus of the feedback. There is also time to eat the lunch provided, read the scenarios, and mingle with other judges between 12 and 1pm. Each judge will be paired with another judge and will watch two negotiations during the course of the afternoon. The teams proceeding to the national final will be announced by 6:00pm and there will be wine and nibbles if you would like to stay to hear the result.

The competition will be taking place in Bristol at The University of Law, Bristol, Temple Circus House, Temple Way, Bristol BS1 6HG. The nearest station is Bristol Temple Meads which is 5 minutes’ walk away. Full details of how to get to the University of Law, Bristol are here:

If you are potentially interested in being involved as a judge for the negotiations (or know someone who might be) or if you want to ask any questions about the event, please do contact Zoe King ( or the organiser of the competition, Dalitso Tembo (

Zoe King
Campus Dean, Bristol and Exeter
The University of Law