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


BLS Annual Awards Dinner Winners 2017!


Congratulations to all those shortlisted nominees who attended our dinner last night but our most particular congratulations to the winners of the awards!

We hope all our guests had an enjoyable evening and thank you again for all you support of Bristol Law Society.

The winners in each category were:

Law Student of the Year
Brooke Lewis, UWE

Support Team Member of the Year
Jerry Fowler, Civil and Family Justice Centre, Bristol County Court

Junior Lawyer of the Year
Fiona Dabell, Barcan+Kirby

Pro Bono Lawyer of the Year
Beverley Watkins, Watkins Solicitors Incorporating Brain Sinnott & Co

CSR Firm of the Year
Barcan+Kirby

Barrister of the Year
Natasha Dzameh, St John’s Chambers

Chambers of the Year
Albion Chambers

Lawyer of the Year
Samantha Castle, Barcan+Kirby

Team of the Year
Litigant in Person (Lip) Service

Law Firm of the Year (under 15 partners)
AMD Solicitors

Law Firm of the Year (over 15 partners)
Veale Wasbrough Vizards

President’s Outstanding Achievement Award
District Judge Julie Exton