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

UWE Distinguished Address Series Spring Lectures






We are delighted to be partnering with UWE Distinguished Address Series in 2017/18.

We look forward to seeing you at lectures from some of the most respected figures in British business.

The events are free and open to all but pre-registration for each event is required and will open four weeks prior to each event. Opening dates are listed on the respective web page for each event.

Registration will open for the spring lectures on 10 January 2018.  Please select BLS in the section ‘where did you hear about us’ on the registration form.

If you’re a twitter user you can tweet about the event using the #BristolLectures or retweet any of our tweets @UWEEvents.

Previous speakers podcasts can be viewed at

You can find details of all the upcoming lectures and booking information here

Bookings are now open for Simon Fox, Chief Exec at Trinity Mirror on Journalism in a post truth world and for Inga Beale, CEO of Lloyds of London on enabling human progress in a digital world

BLS are particularly pleased to be hosting the event on 28th February with Andrew Langdon QC speaking on independent advocacy operating in the public interest.