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BLS New President 2016/17- Becky Moyce

Becky Moyce was invested as President of BLS at its AGM held in its new offices on 23 November 2016. Biography Becky joined Temple Bright LLP as a Partner in January 2011.  She is a specialist property litigation lawyer and mainly handles commercial landlord and tenant disputes, property-related insolvency issues and land ownership disputes. Becky joined BLS Council in December … more

Research Volunteers Required – to support HMCTS Reform Civil Money Claims Project

The HMCTS is embarking on an ambitious programme of reform and one of the first projects established was the Civil Money Claims Project. The Project are keen to talk to Legal Representatives to understand more about the professions experience of the civil procedure, identify pain points and user needs. The project have asked the Bristol Civil and Family Justice Centre … more

How can legal practitioners protect themselves from increasingly common conveyancing professional negligence claims?

Jonathan Simon, Executive Director, Willis looks at risks of professional negligence in conveyancing. Conveyancing claims, in my experience as a broker, account for roughly a third of all notifications of claims against solicitors, but during a recession the figure can rise to closer to half. As the UK economy has been out of recession for some time, and property teams … more

Would you like to skydive for our chosen charity, SIA?!

Our charity of the year, The Spinal Injuries Association (SIA) are currently work with a company called Skyline Events who organise charity skydives. As one of many events run by SIA and BLS to raise funds this year, we are inviting any members or interested parties to take up this fabulous opportunity to skydive in aid of our charity.

The format of these skydives are based on no upfront costs but on each person raising a minimum amount of £395 of which SIA would receive approximately £140 per person. (The reason for the approximately is due to the costs varying depending on the jump location as the cost of your jump is taken from the £395 raised.) Anything you raise over the £395 minimum target comes to SIA as the only cost is the jump cost. 

If you would be interested in taking part, please see the pack for further details  Skydive Info Pack 2017 and email to confirm your interest!