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


Annual Awards Dinner 2017 – Shortlisted Candidates!


 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Congratulations to all the individuals, teams and organisations that were nominated with particular congratulations to those who were shortlisted by our independent judging panel.  The outstanding quality of the nominations made for some very tough decisions for the panel!

Good Luck to all shortlisted candidates on 19th October! We look forward to celebrating with you!

 

Law Student of the Year

Rachel Chapman, UWE

Brooke Lewis, UWE

Tish Whitehurst-Goda, UWE

 

Support Team Member of the Year

Jerry Fowler, Civil and Family Justice Centre, Bristol County Court

Ellen Marsh, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP

Danielle Woods, Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP

 

Junior Lawyer of the Year

Laura Cavill, DLG Legal Services

Fiona Dabell, Barcan+Kirby LLP

Rebekah Moore, The Family Law Practice/Clutton Cox

 

Pro bono Lawyer of the Year

Terri Anson-Dean, TLT LLP

Luke Piper, Simpson Millar LLP

Beverley Watkins, Watkins Solicitors Incorporating Brain Sinnott & Co

 

CSR Firm of the Year

Barcan+Kirby LLP

Bond Dickinson LLP

DAC Beachcroft LLP

 

Barrister of the Year

Natasha Dzameh, St John’s Chambers

Simon Emslie, Albion Chambers

Andrew Marsden, Commercial Chambers

 

Chambers of the Year

Guildhall Chambers

St John’s Chambers

Albion Chambers

 

Lawyer of the Year

Karl Brown, Clarke Willmott LLP

Samantha Castle, Barcan+Kirby LLP

Kirsten Hale, Barcan+Kirby LLP

 

Team of the Year

Court of Protection team, Irwin Mitchell LLP

HR team, Barcan+Kirby LLP

LiP Service (Litigation in Person Service) – A collaboration between The University of Law, UWE and Bristol University.

 

Law Firm of the Year (under 15 partners)

AMD Solicitors Limited

Mogers Drewett

Scrase Employment Solicitors

 

Law Firm of the Year (over 15 partners)

Bond Dickinson LLP

Irwin Mitchell LLP

Veale Wasbrough Vizards LLP

 

President’s Outstanding Achievement Award

To be announced on the evening