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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 Member discount offer on GCHQ certified Social Engineering Course – 8 August

Red Goat Cyber Security are offering Bristol Law Society members a 15% discount on their upcoming GCHQ certified Social Engineering course at Imperial College on the 8th of August. This interactive half-day cyber security course helps you identify and prevent social engineering attacks such as phishing and impersonation by placing you in the position of the hackers to enable you … more

Whitepaper on Technology – we need your views by 10th September!





Dear members,

We are working together with SpeechWrite who are creating a new white paper on technology in conjunction with a third party legal journalist. They are inviting members of The Law Society, Birmingham, Liverpool, Leeds and Bristol Law Societies to participate in the paper by sending quotes or comments on the below subjects and themes.

About the Paper

Title: Dictating the pace of change
As the legal industry continues to adapt to an increasingly disruptive market, technology is set to become an important tool in the ongoing battle to maximise efficiencies and increase profitability.

Questions to consider: (You do not need to answer every question! Just one answer would be more than enough.)

  1. To what extent has productivity become a more urgent issue for law firms today and why?
  2. Have you taken any recent steps to streamline key firm processes through the adoption of new technology solutions? If not, are there any technology solutions that you are currently considering implementing?
  3. To what extent have you seen your firm’s technology budget become an increasingly significant part of overall law firm spend?
  4. What are your main concerns when investing in new technology?
  5. Do you currently employ cloud computing software? If so, what for? If not, why not?
  6. Do you use voice recognition / digital dictation – how does this help your organisation?
  7. To what extent have you seen client relationships move away from face-to-face meetings in favour of more frequent digital communications?

If you want to get involved (or have any questions about the white paper) please send all responses to by Monday 10th September 2018.